Thursday, June 15, 2023

Don’t let knee-jerk partisan tribalism prevent you from reading the Trump boxes indictment critically.

By DAN MCLAUGHLIN, National Review, June 15, 2023 - ... the facts matter, the law matters, and the spirit and practice of due process matter in distinguishing what is true from what is not. A thing as consequential as the first-ever federal indictment of a former president demands that we scrutinize it with real seriousness. ... An indictment is not evidence ... No president before Trump has ever been indicted. ... The political incentive for the Biden DOJ to damage Trump politically is powerful. ...  federal law enforcement in particular, have severely damaged their credibility ... 

Despite all the flaws of the DOJ and the FBI, they remain professional organizations. ... there is the stuff in the indictment that comes from documentary, photographic, or recorded evidence. It is always possible, but highly unlikely, that this is fabricated. ... Nearly all of the testimony that would support the factual allegations in this case, however, would come from Donald Trump’s own employees, mainly his lawyers. ... Trump undoubtedly knew that he had the documents in his possession and that they contained things that were not supposed to be shown to anyone without security clearance. He’s allegedly on tape saying so. (Read it all at this link)

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