3 years ago today, I was there in the U.S. Capitol. We were minutes away from being violently attacked. I saw what happened, I felt what happened. And so did you.— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) January 6, 2024
Donald Trump is a traitor to the United States of America. Don’t ever forget it. pic.twitter.com/NhBYq1GIM3
Heading into the 2024 election, I had three big questions:
1. Does the Supreme Court take the 14th Amendment case coming out of Colorado? The answer is yes.
2. If so, does the Supreme Court rule in Trump’s favor, squash the attempts to disqualify him as an insurrectionist and allow the Revenge Tour to proceed?
3. Finally, when Trump is convicted on felony charges in one of the four cases, does he get sent immediately to prison or does it become background noise while the appeals process plays out?
Scenario 3: Trump Convicted and Jailed Before Election Day
I consider this scenario quite unlikely, because even if one or more of Trump’s trials manages to get underway and reach a conclusion (with guilty verdicts, and sentencing) before November 5, Trump’s legal team will file appeals that take considerable time to be reviewed, with appeals to the Supreme Court likely to follow. And I don’t think any judge would require Trump’s imprisonment until the appeals process had played itself out. …
This is what I also see happening.
We will be spared the drama of Trump being disqualified from the ballot by the 14th Amendment or campaigning from federal prison. He will easily win the primary.
“Trump’s strategy is delay, delay, delay. It’s simple: If he can get trials in these cases postponed until after Election Day and win, a new Trump Justice Department will dismiss the indictments. The cases will be closed, Smith will be fired, and the new president will be out from under criminal jeopardy. (As we saw in the Trump Justice Department’s 2020 attempt to abort the prosecution of Michael Flynn, however, an ornery judge who is heedless of the Constitution’s commitment of unilateral prosecutorial discretion to the executive could try to thwart the Justice Department. Trump ended up pardoning Flynn because Judge Emmet Sullivan refused to dismiss the indictment — lawlessly, in my view. If it comes to this, it’s not hard to imagine Chutkan following Sullivan’s lead, leaving Trump to pardon himself — which would sure get his next administration off to a boffo start, no?) …”
Donald Trump has been treated very, very unfairly by the WITCH HUNT and the Revenge Tour will gain momentum through the primary and the 2024 election will be the verdict on it. Trump’s legal fate will hinge on whether he can win the 2024 election and pardon himself.