Connect with us

Opinion

Dems Now Suggesting That Merrick Garland will Prosecute Donald Trump

With the nation having now broken the violence barrier, as it pertains to our politics, such speculation is downright irresponsible. 

Published

on

As the January 6th committee continues down a blatantly partisan path that is unlikely to bring the country together in any meaningful way, there are fears that their actions could spark a great deal of animosity within this powder keg of a nation.

We are as divided as we ever have been, or at least in the last 150 years, and every political motion must be true and just.  Otherwise, we can consider it fuel for whatever trouble appears to be looming just over the horizon.

The January 6th committee and the Democrats supporting it, being under the microscope as they are, must be particularly careful not to deal in rumors, hyperbole, or propaganda.  They have at least one hand firmly on the rudder of this nation for the time being, and any hard, jerking motions could send us all figuratively to the floor.

That’s why the latest speculation regarding their investigation is so mindlessly dangerous.

Senate Democrats believe there is a good chance the Department of Justice will prosecute former President Trump for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election and inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, which would have major political reverberations ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

Democratic lawmakers say they don’t have any inside information on what might happen and describe Attorney General Merrick Garland as someone who would make sure to run any investigation strictly “by the book.”

The narrative was even bolder than that:

Sen. Richard  Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said “clearly what [Trump] did” in the days leading up and the day of the Jan. 6 attack on Congress “falls in the ambit of what’s being investigated and perhaps is criminal.”

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said it’s up to the prosecutors at the Justice Department whether to charge Trump, though he believes that the former president’s actions on and before Jan. 6 likely violate federal law.  

“They have all of the evidence at their disposal,” he said.

Kaine believes federal prosecutors are looking seriously at charges against Trump, although he doesn’t have any inside information about what they may be working on.

“My intuition is that they are” looking carefully at whether Trump broke the law, he said. “My sense is they’re looking [at] everything in a diligent way and they haven’t made a decision.”

“I believe there are federal statutes that are very much implicated” by Trump’s efforts to overturn President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, Kaine added.  

With the nation having now broken the violence barrier, as it pertains to our politics, such speculation is downright irresponsible.

Opinion

Melania Trump Drops Major Hint About 2024 Plans

Whoa!

Published

on

The political tumult of another election is upon us, this time thrusting the nation back into the complex and quickly-undulating world of the midterms.

This is the time when we’ll be learning a whole lot of new names and faces, as well as districts and places.  But, perhaps even more interestingly, we’ll be discovering just how much influence our more-established political voices will have.

Donald Trump has already racked up a number of endorsement-wins in the primaries, as his control over the GOP base appears unshaken.  This, of course, has many wondering if the former President will be running again himself in 2024.

The former First Lady just dropped a pretty solid hint about that possibility.

In Melania Trump’s first interview since leaving the White House, the former first lady hinted that there is a chance she could live there again as former President Donald Trump teases a 2024 reelection bid.

“I think we achieved a lot in four years of the Trump administration,” Melania Trump told Fox in an interview that aired Sunday morning, adding, “Never say never,” when asked if she could be living in the White House again should her husband run for reelection.

Trump also had some stern words for the Biden administration.

Trump also weighed in on the state of the US under President Joe Biden, saying, “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on, if you really look deeply into it.”

“I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast,” Trump said.

The former President is believed to be waiting until after the 2022 midterms to announced a potential reelection bid.

The political tumult of another election is upon us, this time thrusting the nation back into the complex and quickly-undulating world of the midterms. This is the time when we’ll be learning a whole lot of new names and faces, as well as districts and places.  But, perhaps even more interestingly, we’ll be discovering just how much influence our more-established political voices will have. Donald Trump has already racked up a number of endorsement-wins in the primaries, as his control over the GOP base appears unshaken.  This, of course, has many wondering if the former President will be running again himself in 2024. The former First Lady just dropped a pretty solid hint about that possibility. In Melania Trump’s first interview since leaving the White House, the former first lady hinted that there is a chance she could live there again as former President Donald Trump teases a 2024 reelection bid. “I think we achieved a lot in four years of the Trump administration,” Melania Trump told Fox in an interview that aired Sunday morning, adding, “Never say never,” when asked if she could be living in the White House again should her husband run for reelection. Trump also had some stern words for the Biden administration. Trump also weighed in on the state of the US under President Joe Biden, saying, “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on, if you really look deeply into it.” “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast,” Trump said. The former President is believed to be waiting until after the 2022 midterms to announced a potential reelection bid.

Continue Reading

Opinion

McConnell’s Visit to Ukraine Sparks MAGA Complaints

Are the McConnell moderates headed for a showdown with the MAGA Movement come the midterms?

Published

on

border wall

It’s no secret that Mitch McConnell has been distancing himself from the MAGA wing of the Republican Party for some time, particularly as the 2022 midterms loom just over the political horizon.

McConnell, who supported President Trump publicly while in office, has taken a turn toward the center during this Biden administration, and it has him at odds with some other major players within the GOP.

This week, as the Senate Minority Leader visited Ukraine, the MAGA Movement was stewing back in Washington.

The Senate minority leader’s secret visit to Kyiv this weekend to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with McConnell’s staunch advocacy for the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill in Congress, is putting him at odds with his party’s non-interventionist wing. A growing number of GOP lawmakers, candidates and former President Donald Trump are hitting the effort to send billions to Ukraine as misguided given domestic problems at home.

Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette challenged McConnell directly: “Why is Leader McConnell visiting Ukraine in the midst of the various crises right here in America?” But McConnell is unbowed.

Another Republican row was evident as well.

McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a rare joint request for a quick vote on the $40 billion aid legislation on Thursday, but [Republican Senator Rand] Paul said no, pushing the legislation into this week. McConnell addressed his disagreement with Paul, whose blockade prevented McConnell from traveling to Ukraine with a fresh congressional victory in hand.

“Well, it’s no secret. Rand and I have a different world view of the importance of Americans’ role around the world. So that was not surprising. And it won’t create a problem. We’ll get the job done by Wednesday,” McConnell said. He was accompanied on his trip by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas).

McConnell was unfazed, however, and the friction between he and the far right could continue to build well into the heart of the midterm contest.

It’s no secret that Mitch McConnell has been distancing himself from the MAGA wing of the Republican Party for some time, particularly as the 2022 midterms loom just over the political horizon. McConnell, who supported President Trump publicly while in office, has taken a turn toward the center during this Biden administration, and it has him at odds with some other major players within the GOP. This week, as the Senate Minority Leader visited Ukraine, the MAGA Movement was stewing back in Washington. The Senate minority leader’s secret visit to Kyiv this weekend to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with McConnell’s staunch advocacy for the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill in Congress, is putting him at odds with his party’s non-interventionist wing. A growing number of GOP lawmakers, candidates and former President Donald Trump are hitting the effort to send billions to Ukraine as misguided given domestic problems at home. Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette challenged McConnell directly: “Why is Leader McConnell visiting Ukraine in the midst of the various crises right here in America?” But McConnell is unbowed. Another Republican row was evident as well. McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a rare joint request for a quick vote on the $40 billion aid legislation on Thursday, but [Republican Senator Rand] Paul said no, pushing the legislation into this week. McConnell addressed his disagreement with Paul, whose blockade prevented McConnell from traveling to Ukraine with a fresh congressional victory in hand. “Well, it’s no secret. Rand and I have a different world view of the importance of Americans’ role around the world. So that was not surprising. And it won’t create a problem. We’ll get the job done by Wednesday,” McConnell said. He was accompanied on his trip by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), John…

Continue Reading

Latest Articles

Best of the Week