This week, the editorial board at The New York Times has expressed a desire for vengeance. Apparently, after receiving criticism from Donald J. Trump when he was president for publishing biased and false news, the media group has called for severe measures against Trump, stating that, in their view, he should be indicted by Democratic Attorney General Merrick Garland and then put behind bars.
It is a big meltdown by the activist journalists who are using their position of power as reporters to air their grievances and pass it off as a call to action to uphold law and order in order to demand the arrest of Trump.
The Op-opening Ed’s line said, “Mr. Trump’s unprecedented assault on the integrity of American democracy requires a criminal investigation. Its subtitle was “Donald Trump Is Not Above the Law.”
If that wasn’t over the top enough, the editorial board continued:
“The disturbing details of his postelection misfeasance, meticulously assembled by the Jan. 6 committee, leaves little doubt that Mr. Trump sought to subvert the Constitution and overturn the will of the American people.
“The president, defeated at the polls in 2020, tried to enlist federal law enforcement authorities, state officials and administrators of the nation’s electoral system in a furious effort to remain in power. When all else failed, he roused an armed mob that stormed the Capitol and threatened lawmakers,” it stated.
The same editorial board advocated for Trump’s impeachment and ouster due to his America First policies.
“If Attorney General Merrick Garland and his staff conclude that there is sufficient evidence to establish Mr. Trump’s guilt on a serious charge in a court of law, then they must indict him, too,” it continued.
“No one should revel in the prospect of this or any former president facing criminal prosecution,” the board stated.
“Even justice before the law will not erase that stain. Nor will prosecuting Mr. Trump fix the structural problems that led to the greatest crisis in American democracy since the Civil War. But it is a necessary first step toward doing so,” it added.
Naturally, the board adores Garland and gave him plaudits for his work:
The board noted that “Mr. Garland has been deliberate, methodical and scrupulous in his leadership of the Justice Department’s investigations of the Jan. 6 attack and the transfer of documents to Mr. Trump’s home. But no matter how careful he is or how measured the prosecution might be, there is a real and significant risk from those who believe that any criticism of Mr. Trump justifies an extreme response.
“Yet it is a far greater risk to do nothing when action is called for,” report says.
According to the board, former President Gerald Ford warned that such a prosecution posed grave risks of rousing ‘ugly passions’ and worsening political polarization,” before forgiving former President Richard Nixon for the Watergate crisis.
It stated, “That warning is just as salient today.
“A trial, if it is viewed as illegitimate, could also further undermine confidence in the rule of law, whatever the eventual outcome,” it added.
After a Florida judge said she was likely to grant him what he first requested—a special master to review the documents—Trump reacted on social media.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Federal Judge in Florida just took over the Presidential Records Act case, including the unprecedented, unnecessary, and unannounced FBI/DOJ Raid (Break-In!) of my home, Mar-a-Lago. This assault was done for political purposes just prior to the Midterm Elections (and 2024, of course!). It is a disgrace to our now Third World Nation!” the former president said.
On Saturday, U.S. District Judge from the Southern District of Florida Judge Aileen M. Cannon said the decision was made based on submissions from the former president’s attorneys and “the exceptional circumstances presented. CONTINUE READING…