If criminal charges are brought against President Donald J. Trump, all hell will break loose, with Trump’s support. On what to anticipate from the administration of Trump’s opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, the latter’s advisers are divided.
After being harassed by the entirety of the US Media and their corrupt allies, if he speaks out against any of them, Trump told a crowd in Texas in late January 2022, “If these radical, vicious, racist prosecutors do anything wrong or illegal, I hope we are going to have in this country the biggest protest we have ever had in Washington DC, in New York, in Atlanta and elsewhere because our country and our elections are corrupt.”
The lapdog media, the Biden administration, and a vastly centralized federal government that does not want to cede any more power are some of Trump’s opponents. Additionally, Trump’s legal team is monitoring the situation.
Some members of Trump’s team are reportedly informing media outlets that they think the DOJ may be prepared to take severe action and start charging Trump with crimes starting on January 6, 2020.
Rolling Stone published an article on the chances of that occurring on Monday:
As the former president’s attorneys grow more concerned that their client may be charged for his role in the attempt to rig the 2020 election, they are anticipatorily preparing a legal defense against criminal charges from the Justice Department.
According to three persons with knowledge of the situation and written emails examined by Rolling Stone, members of the former president’s legal team have already started strategizing strategy and potential defenses. Two of the sources claim that Trump has received at least two briefings on various legal defenses this summer.
After Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Trump White House adviser, testified in front of the House committee looking into Jan.
These allegations of Trump’s legal team make sense to many who are watching because Attorney General Merrick Garland’s remarks commemorating the first anniversary of the events at the US Capitol were perceived as a tip-off to some media about the possibility of approaching criminal charges.
One source acquainted with the subject is quoted in the Rolling Stone article as saying that “Members of the Trump legal team are quietly preparing, in the event charges are brought. It would be career malpractice not to. Do the [former] president’s attorneys believe everything Cassidy said? No. … Do they think the Department of Justice would be wise to charge him? No. But we’ve gotten to a point where if you don’t think criminal charges are at least somewhat likely, you are not serving the [former] president’s best interests.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Official Trump representatives did not respond to requests for comment on this story.
In their preparations, Trump’s team has discussed strategies that involve shifting blame from Trump to his advisers for the efforts to overturn the election, per the three sources, reflecting a broader push to find a fall guy — or fall guys. “Trump got some terrible advice from attorneys who, some people would argue, should have or must have known better,” says one of the sources with knowledge of recent discussions in Trumpland. “An ‘advice of counsel’ defense would be a big one.”