Over at The Federalist, David Harsanyi has some sharp things to say about the assertion that “no one is above the law.” Excerpt:
Plenty of people are “above the law.” James Clapper, who lied under oath to Congress about spying on the American people, is above the law. John Brennan, who lied about a domestic spying operation on Senate staffers, is above the law. Unlike Trump advisor Peter Navarro, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder was never going to be handcuffed and thrown in prison for ignoring a congressional subpoena. He is above the law.
Trump’s 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, is also above the law. The then-Secretary of State set up a private server in her home to circumvent transparency surrounding her slush-fund foundation. She sent 110 emails containing marked classified information, and 36 of those emails contained secret information. Eight of the email chains contained “top secret” information. Every one of those instances was a potential felony punishable with up to ten years in prison.
We learned all of this from James Comey, then FBI director, who noted that Hillary had been “extremely careless” in conducting her business. Comey didn’t recommend charges because, he claimed, the state couldn’t prove Clinton’s intent — even though “gross negligence,” not intent, was the only standard he needed. Gross negligence and extreme carelessness are synonyms. Comey concocted a new standard to protect Clinton because she is above the law.
When Hillary’s husband, also above the law, perjured himself under oath, Democrats argued that puritanical conservatives were only pursuing Bill because of some trumped-up charge over “sex.” Using that logic, Trump’s campaign finance charges related to Stormy Daniels’ “hush money” are also about sex. This is different because Trump is the boogeyman, and everyone knows he’s guilty of something. The important thing is getting that mug shot.
I do hope Mr. Harsanyi doesn’t think this is something new, with the Trump prosecution. It’s been going on for years. I’ve been saying for a long time now that equal treatment under the law is dead in this nation; just look at the difference in the treatment of the J6 hooligans and the BLM/
AntiProfa terrorists who committed assault, arson and in some cases, murder. Billions in property damage – and how many of them went to prison?
This is only the beginning, True Believers. There will be more of this; if Ron DeSantis wins a Presidential nomination, as I’m pretty damn sure he will, if not in this cycle then in the next, the long knives will come out for him, and “progressive” prosecutors will be combing through his history looking for anything they can jump up to a fake felony, just as Bragg has done to Trump, in a “show us the man, we’ll show you the crime” moment that would have made Lavrentiy Beria proud.
Meanwhile, the Clintons and the Bidens get a pass.
There’s probably no going back on this issue. I have a bad feeling something drastic is going to have to happen – I’m not sure what, but I’d settle for seeing some pols on the blue side of the aisle finally getting called to account. But I sure ain’t gonna hold my breath for it.