Phew. It's a good thing resurrecting ancient criminal statutes from World War I and Reconstruction solely to imprison the country's leading opposition political figure doesn't violate any "norms," otherwise we'd surely be deluged with breathless NYT and Atlantic op-eds by now— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 31, 2023
No ordinary citizen would ever be simultaneously charged under wildly convoluted theories of NY campaign finance law, the Espionage Act, Civil War conspiracy statutes, and RICO. Trump isn't "above the law," the law is being radically twisted for the sole purpose of punishing him— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 31, 2023
In case anyone was wondering, here’s the latest calendar for Trump’s upcoming trials paralleled with Republican primaries. pic.twitter.com/NdSyuAUxiK— Ratched RN?? (@theratchedrn) July 25, 2023
As I said last night on the phone with a friend, three things appear guaranteed to happen in 2024:
1. Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee unless he dies of natural causes. We are headed for a rematch.
2. Trump will be convicted somewhere on at least one of the charges (74 at the moment) lodged against him. More charges are coming. There are only so many bullets he can dodge.
3. Trump supporters will not accept the legitimacy of his incarceration and will interpret it as the definitive proof of a rigged system and Deep State conspiracy to interfere in the election.
So, what happens then?
Does the election cycle continue with Trump behind bars? Is that seriously the plan?