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Trump Indicted Third Time

As everyone probably already knows, Donald Trump was indicted again by a grand jury, this time regarding the insurrection that happened on January 6, 2021. Jack Smith held a very short press conference (under 3 minutes), where he summarized the four counts against the former president.

He also said that everyone should read the 45-page indictment. So I did, and he was right. It is an impressive document that will go down in history. I’m sure that by tomorrow, every pundit of every political stripe will publish their take on it, but this is one time it is worth seeing the real document. It is easy to read, clear, comprehensive, and convincing. It also includes quite a bit of evidence that even the politicians, members of the Trump administration, and others who strongly supported Trump told him that he was wrong, and yet he continued to lie and subvert the Constitution. He also purposely endangered people’s lives with his lies.

If Trump isn’t convicted and punished, then there is something terribly wrong with this country.

UPDATE: GOP politicians are starting to respond to the new indictment, and one of the popular responses seems to be to change the subject. For example, Speaker Kevin McCarthy accused the DOJ of using this new indictment against the former president to distract from the Republican House probes against Joe Biden and his son Hunter (what they like to call the “Biden Crime Family”). This, despite the fact that yesterday their star witness in their probe didn’t tell them anything illegal or even worth mentioning.

It actually looks like the opposite is true. The Republicans are trying to use their failing probes against Biden to distract from Trump’s actual crimes.



  1. Ray wrote:

    I certainly hope there forthcoming indictments on defendant Donny’s MAGA Congressional co-conspirators– unindicted and unmentioned.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 7:43 am | Permalink
  2. Hassan wrote:

    “If Trump isn’t convicted and punished, then there is something terribly wrong with this country.”

    Trump should not get more than 1 vote (of himself) in any election. There is something terribly wrong with this country where he has such massive support.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  3. notycoon22 wrote:

    The indictment goes far beyond the event of January 6th, covering actions which started right after the election and consummating after Jan. 6th. It is an impressive document and, if a trial is finally held, will clearly spell out for the public who want to have it spelled out for them (leaving out about 1/3 of the country that believes it’s BS), in terms clearer than the hearings the House had before 2022, exactly what transpired in the Drumpf White House.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    What we all are up against. An on the street interview with a young man: Question “who is Joe Biden” Long thought by the young man. “Is he an athelete?” pause “Is he an actor?” This goes along with the question: to another young man: “Was Obama responsible for 9/11?” “Yes” “and how?” “He spent too much time away from the oval office and out on the golf course?” I ask how do we deal with such ignorance?

    Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 9:01 am | Permalink