Friday, March 31, 2023

About Time: Former President Trump Indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

by Nomad

Donald Trump's comeuppance has definitely been a long time coming. As Jeff Wise, writing for New York Magazine points out:
His entire life, after all, is one long testament to the power of getting away with things, a master class in criminality without consequences, even before he added presidentiality and all its privileges to his arsenal of defenses.
As he himself once said, “When you’re a star, they let you do it.” But for all his advantages and all his enablers, including loyalists in the Justice Department and the federal judiciary, Trump now faces a level of legal risk unlike anything in his notoriously checkered past — and well beyond anything faced by any previous president leaving office.