Trump has donned the mantle of the "Law and Order President". The irony that so many people around him have been arrested, indicted, and convicted is EPIC!
Let's count all the President's men.
It starts with George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy aid in Trump's campaign. In 2017, he was jailed for lying to Mueller.
Michael Flynn, Trump's National Security Advisor, was convicted for lying to the FBI about his interaction with the Russians. His case is still working its way through the judicial system.
Roger Stone was charged with seven counts including lying to Congress and witness tampering. Trump pardoned Stone right before he was to serve a 40-month sentence.
Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was convicted of multiple crimes in 2018 including campaign finance violation and lying to Congress. He has been released from prison to serve the rest of his time in home confinement.
Rick Gates worked on Trump's campaign and inauguration committee. In 2019, he served time for conspiracy and lying.
Paul Manafort served as Trump's campaign chair. He was convicted in 2019 for banking and tax fraud and later pled guilty to lying to Mueller. He served time in prison and is serving out the rest of his seven-year term in home confinement.
Last week, Steve Bannon was snagged by the Feds, arrested for allegedly defrauding hundreds of thousands of people who gave money to build the wall on the southern border. He ran Trump's campaign and put him in the White House.
These men are not just remotely connected to Trump. They were in the thick of things - they ran his campaign, they raised money on his behalf, they were in charge of our national security, they crafted policy, they handled his affairs (literally!), they spoke on his behalf, they represented him and they lied, conspired, and defrauded along the way.
It makes total sense for this President to wear his law-and-order mantle with a hood lined in judicial reach. How else will he pardon these criminals for the protection they have provided him?
Watch Gotti on Prime to get a true sense of how loyalty goes both ways in crime syndicates.
Biden may be the oldest candidate and we worry about his ability to energize the independents. But, he does not sit in the center of a network of criminals. That point cannot be lost in the din.
Right now, the NY mafia is thriving in DC and they’ve recruited new captains in Barr, McConnell, Graham, Cotton, Cruz, Jordan, Meadows, Gohmert, et al. If Trump wins, prepare for the GOP to do exactly what they rail against - burn the constitution. The Southern District of New York (SDNY) - the new sheriff in town - will be relegated to watching the statute of limitation expire on his alleged crimes.
If Trump loses, the SDNY is going to thunder towards the last domino with cosmic force. His cries of "fraudulent election" have little to do with wanting to be a two-term President and everything to do with biding time on SDNY's watch, surrounded by his coterie of miscreants.