With approximately two months until the midterm elections, former President Donald Trump is receiving more attention in the media than the contenders.
Due to efforts by President Joe Biden’s Justice Department to establish charges against the former president, many of Trump’s followers are upset over the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in August and are anticipating additional persecution by the Biden administration.
According to a Sunday report, there won’t likely be any charges brought up before the November elections.
According to Newsweek, the unofficial “60-day rule,” which is “a long-running tradition that the Department of Justice will avoid making any decisions that could affect how people vote so close to an upcoming election or elections.” means that the DOJ is likely to delay filing charges, if any are indeed forthcoming.
“As of Saturday, the November 8 midterms are now 59 days away, meaning that if the DOJ chooses to follow the informal guidance they must wait to make, or announce, a decision to charge Trump until after the elections,” the outlet added.
The 60-day window is a “unwritten rule of uncertain scope,” according to Jack Goldsmith, a former director of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and current Harvard Law School professor, who told The New York Times that it “is not at all clear that it applies to taking investigative steps against a noncandidate former president who is nevertheless intimately involved in the November election.”
However, he continued, “But its purpose of avoiding any significant impact on an election seems to be implicated.”
The media increasingly recognizes Trump’s significant influence on the candidates and the election.
Newsweek also said:
While Trump is not on any ballot, his influence will be noticeable nationwide in November as dozens of his endorsed candidates hope to carry on his MAGA agenda in Congress.
Trump is potentially facing a number of charges in connection to investigations into the January 6 attack, as well as the FBI probe into claims he mishandled classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago resort, and then attempts to obstruct the federal investigation.
Since he took office, there has been discussion about impeaching Trump on criminal charges.
The most well-known probe famously featured former special counsel Robert Mueller, who was tasked with looking into ‘Russiagate’ claims made by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who Trump eventually sacked.
A confidential letter from former Attorney General William Barr that outlined the reasons why the investigation would not result in any charges against the then-president was finally made public by the Justice Department late last month.
In a June interview, Barr seemed to agree with previous allegations that the claim of “Russian conspiracy” against Trump was a fabrication created by the 2016 campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He likened her actions to “sedition.”
It should be remembered that no allegations have ever been made against Trump regarding “Russiagate,” the events of January 6, the election process, document possession, or anything else.
According to the as-yet unproven allegations, just visiting the national capital kept Trump’s detractors active on social media.
Over the weekend, former president Donald Trump visited Washington, D.C., sparking a flurry of rumors and crazy speculation.
Here’s Donald Trump arriving unannounced tonight at Dulles outside DC. Nobody knows why. He’s in what appear to be white golf shoes and a golf shirt. Gets into a blacked-out SUV.
Very, very interesting. pic.twitter.com/cxP9ohNWVr
— Ed Greenberger (@EdGreenberger) September 12, 2022
YouTuber Andrew Leydon posted a video early on Saturday showing the former president arriving in the city.
Following last month’s unprecedented raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, the majority of online rumors focused on the ongoing federal investigation of the former president, specifically that he traveled to Washington, DC, to turn himself in to federal investigators.
“Here’s Donald Trump arriving unannounced tonight at Dulles outside DC. Nobody knows why. He’s in what appear to be white golf shoes and a golf shirt. Gets into a blacked-out SUV. Very, very interesting,” In a tweet that included the footage, television anchor Ed Greenberger remarked.
“Something weird is going on. No one – and I mean no one – knows why Donald has arrived in DC tonight, looking disheveled in golf clothes. It could be something totally inconsequential, but something tells me it’s not,” another verified Twitter user said.
“Someone just posited he found out FBI was going to search his DC club and flew over to be there? Who knows,” they said.
Trump is in DC for:
– Jared's speech tomorrow
– medical emergency
– appearing before a grand jury
– surrendering for arrest
– retrieving or hiding TS docs at his MD and/or VA properties
– obstruct justice by meeting w/someone appearing before a grand jury to bribe/threaten them https://t.co/mJcyw15aJd
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) September 12, 2022
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