In the last few days before the midterm elections occur, (but who knows how long until they are fully adjudicated), it seems as though a great deal of the national conversation has already moved on to 2024.
Maybe this is our way of trying to subconsciously prepare ourselves for any ugly scenes that manifest on television and Twitter over the course of the next few days. Or, maybe we really do want to be done with Joe Biden. In either case, the midterms are almost being overshadowed by talk of ’24, and that doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon.
The Justice Department is reportedly discussing the possibility of appointing a special counsel to oversee active federal investigations related to former President Donald Trump if he decides to launch a 2024 campaign.Advertisement - story continues below
Trump is being probed by the DOJ over his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and for his alleged mishandling of top secret documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago estate. According to reports, Trump is very likely to announce his third presidential run after the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
The move was designed to keep the White House’s nose clean.
DOJ officials are debating whether appointing a special counsel would protect the Justice Department from claims that the Biden administration is going after his top political rival, sources told CNN.
The move will surely rile the MAGA faithful on the right wing of the Republican Party, especially as they’ve long characterized these investigations into Trump as nothing more than an attempt to affect his chances at reelection.