President Trump is facing so many criminal investigations it’s difficult to keep track of them all. The latest, revealed late Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, is that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is probing Trump’s Inauguration. The investigation reportedly centers on two alleged crimes: embezzlement and trading money for favors.
If the Acting Attorney General wants to protect Trump from the investigators, he’s really doing a piss-poor job of it, isn’t he?
The Spiro Agnew Solution
Spiro Agnew, facing deep legal doodoo, made a deal in 1973 to resign from office in exchange for no prosecution for bribery and related offenses.
The new House may or may not impeach Trump. Even if they do impeach him, at this point it looks as the Senate would not convict him and remove him from office.
Prosecutors may or may not try to indict Trump while he is in office. If they do try, then whoever is running the Justice Department may not let them bring an indictment.
These are risks, but the biggest risk of all is that Trump loses reelection in 2020, and that on January 21, 2021, he’s hit with sixty-‘leven criminal indictments.
If my name were Donald J. Trump, the Spiro Agnew option would begin to be looking mighty good right about now.
Implementing the Spiro Agnew Solution
Continuing the speculation laid out in prior posts, I think that William P. Barr, Esquire, is coming to Washington to get that deal done.