Of all of the looming questions that we find ourselves asking in American politics today, perhaps none are as monumental as those surrounding former President Donald Trump.
The man is a political enigma. A smasher of the status quo. A revelation for many, and a nightmare for some. And so, in all of the unprecedented machinations of his political career, there are still some “firsts” left to be had, perhaps.
For instance, there are many on the left who feel as though he may be the first former President ever indicted by the Justice Department, although his lengthy record of avoiding such trouble seems to suggest that he won’t be ensnared so easily.
And, if we’re being honest, it hasn’t appeared as though the DOJ has the stomach for such a mess, especially if they’re going to be racing the 2024 clock.
Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, has precisely that concern as well.
[Mary] Trump was a guest on SiriusXM’s The Dean Obeidallah Show where she talked about the midterm results and the possibility of the former president announcing another bid for the White House in less than a week.
During the conversation, Trump expressed her wish that the Department of Justice would move swiftly on their decision whether or not to indict the 45th president.Advertisement - story continues below
“Are you hopeful? Not tomorrow, but in the near term, we’re going to see Donald Trump indicted for just one of his crimes — just pick any,” Obeidallah asked.
“I don’t know if I’m hopeful, but all I can say is he has to be, I don’t know whether he will be or not, but he has to be because if he isn’t, then much worse things are going to start happening,” Trump warned.
“I guess it comes down to one — I guess if they feel that they have enough evidence to indict, which it would be shocking if they didn’t. Cause I think we all know that they did like two years ago,” she said.
“And two, just the — if they understand, what Donald’s about to do in terms of playing this very cynical card of, ‘If I’m announcing then any attack on me will be a political one.’ Right? Or ‘Any indictment of me will be politically motivated.’ So I think the DOJ has about a week. They cannot wait until Donald decides to announce. So again, hopeful or not, it’s what they have to do, whether they will do it or not. Unfortunately, your guess is as good as mine,” Trump concluded.
The idea of Donald Trump facing indictment is bizarre enough without the hastened timeline, and the DOJ would almost certainly find themselves clobbered by criticism should they charge the former President after he hits the campaign trail.