Donald Trump in a Miami, Florida courthouse, June 13, 2023
I joined Monocle 24’s The Globalist on Monday morning to analyze the latest indictments against Donald Trump, this time over his theft of classified documents from the White House.
Listen from 13:42:
I explain to Georgina Godwin the nature of the charges, bringing the total to 74 felony counts in two cases involving violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of government investigations, false statements, and falsification of business records.
I note how there may be two more sets of indictments — over Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 Presidential election — with the prospect of up to four trials during Republican primaries and November’s final vote for the White House.
And I tear apart the political tactic — and the media who fall for it — of diversion from Trump’s legal cases with headlines about Joe and Hunter Biden.
The fact that we’re discussing Hunter Biden and Donald Trump in the same conversation shows you the real danger of this story.
The danger is not that there is a scandal around Hunter Biden equivalent to the two — potentially four — sets of indictments around Donald Trump.
The danger is that Biden’s initial failure to pay taxes, but doing so later, is being portrayed as equivalent to a former President who not only refuses to plead guilty but continues to lies about these cases — and, according to the evidence in at least one of them — tried to overthrow the Government of the United States.