It’s no secret that Democrats have long wanted to see Donald Trump in an orange jumpsuit. With the president showing no remorse over his 2020 election claims and even hinting at another White House run, their desire to destroy him remains unabated. Is it possible that they’ll find a way to finally make good on these fantasies?
John Banzaf, a known anti-Trump law professor, claims that the “noose is tightening” and that Trump could face indictment any day now in New York and Georgia, the Washington Examiner reported.
Prosecutors could be out for blood
Banzhaf, who requested a probe into Trump in Georgia earlier this year, is no Trump fan, but he sees evidence that probes in both states are intensifying, and the reasons he provides are worth considering.
In New York, Trump’s hometown and the place where he made his name and his empire, Trump has been the target of a years-long fishing expedition by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr, and in Georgia’s Fulton County, prosecutor Fani Willis is investigating Trump for allegedly interfering in the 2020 election.
Vance is not facing re-election and could seek to crown his career with a prosecution for the ages, argues Banzaf, a not unreasonable line of speculation.
And in Georgia, Trump faces another determined Democratic prosecutor who is ramping up activity, having recently hired a former Whitewater prosecutor, and a heavily Democratic population that would likely treat him with hostility in court. “Therefore, most members of a grand jury, and of any criminal trial juries in this county, are likely to be very unfriendly to Trump, especially now that he has lost a lot of his clout and his ability to reach out easily on social media with most of his followers,” Banzhaf said.
Extradition chatter picks up
This all comes amid chatter that Palm Beach, where Trump now lives at Mar-A-Lago, is preparing “contingency plans” to extradite Trump in the event of an indictment (he is preparing to summer at his golf course in New Jersey, however.)
Of note: the man who would handle Trump’s extradition, Joe Abruzzo, is a Biden ally, but rest assured: he promises the “full extent of the law will be followed and carried out appropriately, without bias.”
Banzhaf insists that the “the noose is tightening around Trump” and “criminal indictment against him is increasingly likely,” a claim that might prompt some to roll their eyes. For years, Democrats and their media allies made hysterical claims that the “walls were closing in” during the Russia collusion witch hunt, which ended with a whimper.
“The walls are closing in”
While some might be inclined to write this off as an anti-Trump legal professor talking a big game, there’s no disputing that the dynamics have shifted since Trump left the White House. It might be unwise for him to underestimate the determination of his foes to utterly ruin him and his political potential.
As Trump often says, the Democrats know how to play dirty, and it’s not hard to see crooked prosecutors try to win glory for themselves by taking down one of the world’s most famous and controversial men.
The Biden administration has already shown an appetite for revenge with its political raid on Trump associate Rudy Giuliani. Could that be a preview of events to come?