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Are These Fake Trump Scandals Going to Backfire?

Back in February, the Democrats had found their happy place again. They had another pseudo-scandal with which to attack the Donald.  The National Archives were demanding an investigation because Trump had, wait for it … taken a few boxes of papers with him to Florida after leaving office. You see, that’s a violation of the Federal Records Act. So, what did Trump do? He returned them – the scoundrel. After about a week of bloodlust, the whole incident went quiet.

Well now, President Cockwomble has kicked it into high gear again. Per two people familiar with his comments, who spoke to the New York Times:

“Biden has confided to his inner circle that he believes Trump is a threat to democracy and should be prosecuted.”

Joe is demanding an investigation of Trump for something — anything. It seems that’s the way the government does it now – pick a target and then look for what they did wrong. We’ll call it the Lavrentiy Beria investigatory method. Well, if you kick a dog hard enough, it will yelp. Biden kicked, and Merrick Garland just yelped – because he’s better trained than Biden’s actual dogs. The DOJ is starting an investigation. They went looking for a crime, and not finding anything juicer, came up with the purloined papers, that have since been returned.

Is it really normal for people to be prosecuted for such infractions? Let’s take a walk down memory lane.

In 2005, President Clinton’s former National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger, was convicted of violating the Federal Records Act. He stole documents from the National Archives, by sneaking them out of the building in his pants (that’s right, in his pants). Unlike Trump, he didn’t return the papers. He destroyed them. It is widely believed that the stolen documents would have embarrassed President Clinton during the 9/11 investigation. Berger received two years of probation for the violation. Guess who skated? That would be President “Slick Willy” Clinton – surprise!

There is also the case of Secretary of State Hillary “What Difference Does It Make” Clinton. She stored State Department emails on her private (and secret) email server – a violation of the Federal Records Act. She also deleted tens of thousands of emails without following proper procedure – also a violation of the act. Even worse, the emails were destroyed after Clinton had been given an order to preserve them – making it obstruction of justice as well. But the Comey/Lynch comedy act gave Secretary Clinton a “get out of jail free” pass because she didn’t really mean to do it – and also, she was running against the Donald at the time. In his press conference, James “The Cardinal” Comey assured us that no prosecutor would attempt to try such a case. Well apparently, Garland has found someone who will.

And let’s not forget Speaker San Fran Nan. She tore up and discarded President Trump’s state of the union report to Congress. That’s a report required by the Constitution. Records don’t get any more official than that. She actually broke the law, live on TV, for all of America to see. Where were the calls for her to be investigated? There’d be no need to use the Beria technique (see above). We all saw her commit the crime. The evidence is the torn and discarded document. The act was caught on video, and it was witnessed by millions of Americans. I guess that’s not enough evidence for the FBI to spot a crime – and certainly not enough for the DOJ to charge it. Perhaps such violations aren’t really that serious.

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I don’t want to get into the legality of the Trump Docugate matter, because I suspect this episode will die a quiet death, just as every other Trump scandal has. With all of the damage the current President has done to America, I really don’t care if the last one removed a few boxes of papers – and I suspect most Americans won’t care either. However, it does beg a question.

Why didn’t the Democrats just leave Trump alone when he left office? He probably would have faded into obscurity had they done so. No doubt, he would still be screaming that he was cheated. But even if he was, it would have come across as pathetic. Nobody likes a sore loser – not even one that was cheated. But the anti-hatred party couldn’t turn their hatred off that easily. They have hounded Trump to the point of absurdity and kept his name on the front page. Case in point: this current silly attempt to prevent him from running for office again – because some boxes were moved from Washington to Florida, and then back to Washington again.

But in the process of pursuing Trump, they have exposed the corruption of themselves and the criminal justice system. A biased criminal justice system is an offense against all of us, and that bias has become undeniable.

In the eyes of the public, when does Trump cease being a criminal target and become a political rallying point? It seems to me that the left is on the verge of making Donald Trump a cause. A cause that Americans will get behind, not because he’s Trump, but because attacks on him have become attacks on all of us.

By John Green

John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing in Idaho. He currently writes at the American Free News Network and The Blue State Conservative.  He can be followed on Facebook or reached at

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This article was first published by the American Free News Network.

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