Lots of speculation swirling around today about whether I am one of the unindicted co-conspirators mentioned in the latest indictment handed down by the Biden administration against its most likely opponent in the next election, Donald Trump.
Given the level of detail in the indictment and quotations from my speeches and emails, much of which is already public, it was not hard to move from speculation to confirmation, as this story in the Los Angeles Daily News by Orange County Register reporter Teri Sforza does. At least they used a better photo than the OC Register has been using!
The statement put out by my attorneys is here. My two cents — the indictment is as full of half truths and distortions of the actual record as the long-running “Russian collusion” hoax was. But the deep state is bent on pushing the false narrative that there was nothing wrong with the 2020 election. They’re the government, after all, and we’re all just supposed to bend the knee when they decide what is truth. No mention of the “significant allegations of voting irregularities and numerous instances of state officials setting aside state election law”–that is, acting unconstitutionally–as former Vice President Pence admitted. No mention of the significant amount of evidence that was available then, or confirmed subsequently, of illegality at the very least. No mention of court decisions confirming the illegality of drop boxes, elimination of voter ID requirements, alteration of deadlines, etc., etc. Nothing to see here. Move along. And if you dare to question us, as former President Trump has done, well, we’ll scour the law books until we find some statute we can creatively use against you. Former Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson warned of the dangers of such an abuse of prosecutorial authority more than 80 years ago: The most dangerous power of a prosecutor is that he will pick people he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted, Jackson told a convention of U.S. Attorneys. That warning is even more salient today. The federal statute books are now so full of vague provisions that as one of my attorneys, Harvey Silverglate, warned 15 years ago, every American probably can be charged under one or another provision for committing “Three Felonies a Day,” in his book of the same title, subtitled “How the Feds target the innocent.” Much more to this story, of course, and one can hope that at some point, a non-slanted version of the actual events of 2020 will come to the forefront, as I begin to do with my Tom Klingenstein interviews linked in update #29 below. Be well.