Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are reporting that the Department of Justice will soon indict President Donald Trump. The DOJ must be leaking like a sieve right now for those two competitive sources to print the same thing.
Both reports claim to have knowledge from “people close to the investigation.” Anonymous sources, in other words. And of course, the illegal leaks happen like clockwork and non-stop when Donald Trump is the target of the investigation.
The leaks are probably true this time, since the DOJ has been working toward this moment since the unprecedented Mar-a-Lago raid in August. Now that Donald Trump is on the verge of making the big announcement, it’s a sure thing they’re going to charge him with something.
The question is: What will they charge him with?
As we’ve covered more than once here, Donald Trump committed no crimes whatsoever by having “classified” documents in his house. Every former president has classified documents that they take home with them. It’s not a crime under the Presidential Records Act for a former chief executive to take papers home. It all gets sorted out later, and no one has cared historically, because history takes a long time to write anyway.
Some people, like Barack Obama and Frat Boy Bush, took millions of pages of classified documents with them when they left the White House. This is a fact; you can look it up. Their homes were never raided. The National Archives never pitched a hissy fit while pretending that important pieces of paper needed to be preserved.
The election deniers in the Democrat Party believe to this day that Donald Trump was not legitimately elected by us. It was that dreaded Vladimir Putin’s Facebook ads for T-shirts that duped millions of people into not voting for Hillary! It was collusion. I’m not kidding. Have you brought this subject up with your liberal relatives or acquaintances lately? They genuinely believe Putin somehow stole the 2016 election.
The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg both report that the DOJ prosecutors are ready to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice. What justice has President Trump obstructed? Well… the DOJ is not very clear on that. But it was justice-adjacent and very important. And Trump obstructed it. Somehow. Next question!
People close to the investigation are leaking to the press that an obstruction of justice charge is likely, based on President Trump’s “mishandling of classified documents.” Here’s what we know about the handling of those documents. Earlier this year (before the August raid), the FBI and Trump’s lawyers agreed to move the boxes of documents from the room they were in, to a more secure room in the basement, and put a padlock on that door. This was AGREED to, as in the FBI was okay with that plan.
Two Trump employees, Navy veteran Walt Nauta and another man named Will Russell, picked up the boxes and moved them from Point A to Point B. That is how Donald Trump “mishandled classified documents” and “obstructed justice” somehow. He had his employees move his own presidential records from Point A to Point B, after cooperating with the FBI and saying the boxes would be moved from Point A to Point B, and the FBI said that was perfectly fine. Trump committed a crime because he didn’t move the boxes himself. That seems to be the story.
Do you think Barack Obama moved the 3 million pages of boxed-up classified documents around his house himself? That’s approximately how many classified pages Obama took home when he left office. Do you believe Obama handled those himself? Not a chance. If you told us that his burly, hulking, mustachioed “wife” Michelle/Michael had moved the boxes, we might believe you. That’s plausible. But Obama himself? No way. Too soft and weak.
It wasn’t a crime for Obama to have his hired help move classified documents around, but it’s a crime when Donald Trump has his hired help carry out the same task. See how this works? The don’t believe Donald Trump was legitimately fair-and-square elected in 2016, and therefore, they can violate all standards and norms and traditions and laws in order to “get Trump.”
Don’t despair about this. We know it’s coming. They’re going to charge him with something. And that will mark the official kickoff of the 2024 election season.