Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Better A Scumbag Than A Convicted Scumbag

It's just a hunch, but this guy may not be fond of Donald Trump:

But while Donald Trump is a "ridiculous, obvious grifter," and weasel, he's no nincompoop.

Texas real estate agent Jenna Ryan, arrested for her participation in the Capitol riot, told a home-state reporter on January 15

I think we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence. I think I do not deserve that and from what I understand, every person is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon, so I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon

Four days later, President Trump would issue 73 pardons and 70 commutations, for both the infamous and the relatively unknown.

Because a Senate vote for conviction would have been reached otherwise, those pardons were not extended to anyone arrested for the January 6 uprising against his/her own government. Unlike so many Republicans in the Senate, Donald Trump is not stupid, an unintended lesson from this tweet:

Any criminal defense lawyer will tell her client to keep his mouth shut unless testifying under oath. Trump understood that anything he might have said could have (and should have) been used against him. He did not speak out against what was happening and, unless he acts out again before the Senate vote, will not be convicted.

He was given a heads up by the then-Senate Majority Leader. Mitch McConnell, who joined 43 of his GOP colleagues in voting to hold the proceedings unconstitutional, artfully warned Trump a week before the inauguration "I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.”

It isn't only being thrown off Twitter and Facebook that is keeping the ex-Presient from making a foolish remark. He can still call in to Fox News, let alone OANN or Newsmax, to put on record anything he wishes. However, the ridiculous, scumbag grifter (or is it a ridiculous, grifter scumbag?) knows most of those senators who called into the White House will ultimately vote to acquit him while he holds on to his base. Not a bad strategy if you're Donald J. Trump.


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