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Time to Indict the Epidemic of Corrupt Democrats?
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Hillary Clinton in 2016 (Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock)

The indictment of former President Donald Trump is a disgusting disgrace.

A massive abuse of power.

But OK.

Message received.

A politician accused of corruption — even a former president — must be indicted, arrested, and arraigned, with a trial to follow. That’s the new rule. You can call it precedent.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren went on CBS Mornings this week and said this about the arrest and arraignment of former President Trump:

No one is above the law, not even a former president of the United States.

Then there is former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said this while busy getting Trump impeached:

No one is above the law, not even the president.

Not to be forgotten is the New York Times, which published an opinion piece headlined:

No One Is Above the Law, and That Starts With Donald Trump

And those three were hardly the only ones on the left saying this.

So. As said, message received. No one is above the law.

With the indictment, arrest, and arraignment of former President Trump, it is time to take Warren, Pelosi, and the Times at their word, get moving, and, with the guide that no one is above the law, focus on some others.

Those some others would start with:

• President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and his brothers James and Frank

• Next would be Pelosi and her husband, Paul, along with their son, Paul Jr.

• Then comes former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and Sen. Hillary Clinton

• Let’s not forget New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New York Sen. and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

• And, oh yes, last but certainly not least is another former president — that would be former President Barack Obama.

On what grounds should prosecutors zero in on these corrupted politicians, you ask? Glad you asked.

Let’s start with the Bidens.

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch puts the Biden case forward as follows:

There is plenty of substantial evidence, from documents and witness statements, that the Biden family, including President Joe Biden, may have been involved in criminal activity involving, among other issues, foreign entities tied to Ukraine and China.

Hunter has acknowledged that he is the target of an FBI criminal investigation, and he’s on to his next corrupt enterprise — secretly selling his ‘ink blow’ paintings, in a scheme concocted by the Biden White House. A special counsel needs to be appointed immediately because the Biden Justice Department is conflicted in investigating any matter that could implicate President Biden or his immediate family.

A petition filed on change.org by Fitton read as follows:

DOJ Must Appoint a Special Counsel to Investigate Evidence of Biden Family Corruption

There is substantial evidence, from documents and witness statements, that the Biden family, including President Joe Biden, may have been involved in criminal activity involving, among other issues, foreign entities tied to Ukraine and China.

Joe Biden’s son Hunter has already acknowledged that he is the target of a FBI criminal investigation.

A special counsel should immediately be appointed because the Biden Justice Department is conflicted in investigating any matter that could implicate President Biden or his immediate family.

Then there’s the case of Pelosi and her husband. Here is the story from Fox News:

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show.

SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities.

Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared an astounding 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”

Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, had invested just in time. He bought between $100,000 and $250,000 in SunEdison stock on Oct. 24, 2014, according to congressional financial disclosures. The company announced its First Wind acquisition on Nov. 17.

Then the Washington Times reported this of Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr.:

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a company cofounded by Paul Pelosi Jr. with fraud on Wednesday after learning that two convicted criminals were running the business.

Not to be forgotten are the Clintons and the funding of the Clinton Foundation. The Daily Wire’s Aaron Bandler reported:

1. When Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state, she was required to sign a document stating she would keep the State Department independent from the Clinton Foundation. She was also required to disclose the Clinton Foundation’s donors.

Needless to say, Clinton did not follow this agreement, as is made clear below.

2. A newly unearthed memo reveals that the Clinton Foundation was nothing more than a vessel for the Clintons to get rich. The memo, written in 2011 by a Doug Band, a confidant of Bill Clinton, explained how Band used his consulting firm Teneo to encourage people to donate to the Clinton Foundation.”

Even the Washington Post felt compelled to headline this in 2016:

Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income

The Post story said this:

When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm. Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity.

In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo, while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the former president.

The system has drawn scrutiny from Republicans, who say it allowed corporations and other wealthy supporters to pay for entree to a popular former president and a onetime secretary of state who is now the Democratic presidential nominee.

In other words? The Clintons “allowed corporations and other wealthy supporters to pay for entree” to the U.S. Secretary of State and later presidential nominee with the money going to “Bill Clinton Inc.” This is called “pay to play.”

Not to be forgotten is this from the New York Post:

FEC investigation found AOC campaign did not ‘properly’ disclose expenses and gives her a pass

The Post also headlined this on New York Sen. and Senate Majority Leader Church Schumer:

FEDS SLAP CHUCK FOR ‘98 CAMPAIGN VIOLATION$

And then there was this headline from 2013:

Obama Campaign Fined Big for Hiding Donors, Keeping Illegal Donations

So. As Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, and others are proclaiming: No one is above the law.

Which means that it is time for an investigation, arrest, and arraignment of the Biden, Pelosi, and Clinton families, not to mention AOC, Schumer, and, oh yes, former President Obama?

Right?

Let the trials begin?

Ominously, Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has issued this warning about what is being done by Democrats to weaponize the law to target political opponents. Comer said to Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt:

And I’ll tell you, one of the things that I don’t think it’s been picked up a lot that’s going to be a problem. And I had two calls yesterday, one from a county attorney in Kentucky and one from a county attorney in Tennessee. They were Republican, obviously, both states are heavily Republican. They want to know if there are ways they can go after the Bidens now.

And they’ve opened a can of worms. They’ve set precedents now that we can’t go back on. And now we’re going to see a judicial system that’s already bogged down with doing what they’re supposed to do, and that’s going after real criminals, people that are committing real crimes, burglaries, rape, robberies, things like that. And now you’re going to start having ambitious political people like Alvin Bragg try to make a name for themselves and go after big pie-in-the-sky federal cases. And it’s just not a good path that we need to go forward on in our judiciary.

This is not good. But it is crystal clear that lots of Americans are fed up with double standards of justice. And just as Comer indicates, there will quite possibly be a local GOP prosecutor out there who will take a page from Alvin Bragg’s prosecutorial playbook.

Then listen to the outrage when the target is Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, or a Clinton.

And they will only have Alvin Bragg and his fellow Trump-haters to blame.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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