Mar-a-Lago Indictment Designed to Make Trump Reelection ‘Impossible’

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Former US President Donald Trump earlier reported that his legal team had been informed that he was being indicted over his retainment of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence. The revelation came just after it was reported prosecutors had formally informed Trump’s lawyers that he was the subject of their Florida investigation.

Michael Shannon, a political commentator and columnist for Newsmax, told Sputnik that he believes the investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents and alleged obstruction of justice is part of a larger politically-motivated scheme designed to prevent the former president from running for his old seat in the 2024 election.

“This is all part of the process to indict Trump and make it difficult — if not impossible — for him to run for reelection,” Shannon asserted. “The entire investigation, raid on Mar–a–Lago and subsequent developments are entirely political and constitute a genuine attack on democracy.”

Shannon pointed to classified documents that were found at US President Joe Biden’s Delaware home and at the Biden Penn Center in Washington, DC, as evidence that the Mar-a-Lago investigation is politically driven.

Earlier reports revealed that documents had been retrieved from the garage area of one of Biden’s homes, a development that later saw the president joke that they were secured along his beloved Corvette.

“Joe Biden is a Democrat and therefore his classified documents are a mere oversight and not the foundation–shaking treachery Trump’s documents represent,” Shannon said.

The commentator added that while classified documents were also found in the possession of former US Vice President Mike Pence, “the left doesn’t view him as a threat to Biden, the Pence documents are also no big deal.”

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference Friday, June 17, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.04.2023

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However, Shannon warns liberals that their attempts to stop Trump may end up saddling them with a president they like even less.

“The goal is to make it impossible for Trump to win the presidency again, but success for the left could well turn out to be a Pyrrhic victory. If Trump doesn’t run, that makes it much more likely that Gov. Ron DeSantis will be the nominee for Republicans.”

According to Shannon, DeSantis would be a more formidable opponent in 2024 and in a potential 2028 contest because he would “be a much more effective president” than Trump.

As for how the case will go, Shannon insists it depends on where the trial is held, something that remains an open question.

“A Washington, DC jury will be happy to give the death penalty to Trump, just as we saw in New York,” Shannon said. “A Florida jury will be less likely to convict. I’m betting the feds will be trying their best for a DC jury.”

Trump was recently indicted on more than 30 charges related to business fraud in New York, and he was also found liable for sexual assault by a Manhattan jury in a civil case.

Republican candidate President Donald Trump participates during the second and final presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.06.2023

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Most obstruction statutes state that the venue of the trial depends on where the subpoena was issued. However, in previous cases, the US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit court has ruled that the trial’s venue should be where the alleged obstruction took place.

If prosecutors want to charge Trump for steps he took to conceal the documents after the subpoena demanding their return was issued, then it is possible Florida will be the venue.





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