If Georgia were to sentence former President Donald Trump to prison for, for example, asking his supporters to watch a television program, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham stated that former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff could also face a thousand-year sentence.
Now, Graham is probably exaggerating a little, okay, a lot, but if you recall how vain Schiff was as he continually screamed about the Trump-Russia hoax, it highlights the absurdity of the Trump allegations.
The issue is that the recent indictment does not simply accuse Trump of a crime related to his alleged request for Georgia’s Secretary of State to unearth sufficient election fraud to reverse Joe Biden’s narrow lead after the initial vote tally in November 2020.
Rather, Trump and the other 18 are accused for larger reasons of daring to question the outcome at all, and some of their actions, which prosecutors consider to be criminal, are close to being utterly absurd.
The Washington Post reports that the prosecution is using Trump’s remarks as evidence of his involvement in racketeering.
“I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia,” Trump tweeted on Jan. 3, 2021. “He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the ‘ballots under table’ scam, ballot destruction, out of state ‘voters’, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!”
A second allegedly incriminating tweet from Trump is solely an invitation to watch a television program.
“Some of the tweets were less aggressive. The indictment pointed to a Dec. 3, 2020, tweet in which Trump wrote ‘Georgia hearings now on @OANN. Amazing!’ which was described as ‘an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy,’” WaPo noted.
Georgia hearings now on @OANN. Amazing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2020
Yes, they definitely hit Trump. Sure, correct.
According to Graham’s tweet, Schiff could be in significant trouble if this is considered evidence for an indictment.
“Remember the Russian hoax and the Mueller investigation?” Graham posted on Wednesday.
“Donald Trump is being charged with a criminal act for telling people to watch a network show about the election,” Graham remarked. “If that becomes a crime Adam Schiff will be in jail for 1,000 years!”
“How many times did Schiff go on MSNBC and CNN and tell us Donald Trump was a Russian agent?” he questioned incredulously.
Remember the Russian hoax and the Mueller investigation?
Donald Trump is being charged with a criminal act for telling people to watch a network show about the election. If that becomes a crime Adam Schiff will be in jail for 1,000 years❗️
How many times did Schiff go on…
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 17, 2023
“This is very dangerous what they are doing to our country,” he warned. “It’s a terrible double standard.”
In a subsequent tweet, he noted that the hypocrisy also applied to Stacey Abrams, who lost multiple times in the Georgia gubernatorial contest, although she may not see it as such.
“President Trump is being prosecuted in a way to make challenging an election a crime. Democrat Stacey Abrams said it best – it’s hard to concede an election when you think you were cheated,” the Senator proclaimed.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Well, here’s the current standard: If you are a Democrat and you claim you were cheated, nothing happens. If a Republican does it, they try to put you in jail!” CONTINUE READING…