After Trump’s first indictment, he went up with Republicans, and DeSantis went down. But here’s my question: What will they do after Trump’s fourth indictment?
I would guess either Georgia or the Mar-a-Lago documents is next. Both would address charges that many Republicans might find more serious than paying off an adult film actress with whom he allegedly had sex.
Georgia involves a taped phone call in which Trump asks Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “give me a break” and find 11,780 votes so he can win the state by one vote. Later in the call, Trump says that if Raffensperger doesn’t find the votes, he and his lawyer may be in deep trouble:
“You know what they did and you’re not reporting it. You know, that’s a criminal — that’s a criminal offense. And you know, you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer. That’s a big risk.”
Then there’s the top-secret, classified documents, where Trump’s lawyer has been forced to testify to prosecutors because Trump had instructed him to move the documents and hide them from the FBI. That one’s such a slam dunk that it’ll probably be the first of Trump’s trials. Coming soon!
Though not as soon as E. Jean Carroll’s defamation trial, which is set for April 25th. Chances are good that Trump won’t testify, because Carroll’s attorney can make it crystal clear that Trump lies all the time, asking, say, “Did Congress pass the Veterans Choice Act while you were president?” (It didn’t.) The VA Choice Act, a very popular piece of legislation that allows veterans to get care outside the VA system, was signed into law by President Obama. That didn’t stop Trump from claiming credit 156 times. Just 156 of the literally tens of thousands* of lies Trump told just while in office!
And then there’s January 6th!
I don’t know who the GOP nominee for president will be. But Midwest Values PAC will be determined to beat whomever it is. And we will need your help!
P.S. By now you know I always add the P.S. just in order to make another ask. So, here, I’m asking!
*I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but it isn’t. According to The Washington Post, Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims in his four years as president.