Trump Expected To Be Indicted
Republican aides and strategists are expecting that Attorney General Merrick Garland will be pursuing an indictment of former President Trump following the midterm elections. It is anticipated that the indictment will take place around 60 to 90 days after the election as the 2024 presidential election will reduce the available window for prosecuting Trump.
Republican aides and veteran party strategists have said that while they don’t have any insider information or reports on Garland’s activities, they believe that the attorney general is facing heavy pressure from the Democrats, who want Trump to get indicted.
GOP aides however have maintained that an indictment will lead to further division within the country and it is likely going to increase the levels of support Trump has within the GOP. This is wide because any attempt by the Department of Justice to prosecute will be dubbed a “political witch hunt”.
One veteran Republican aide said that he expects the indictment to come a few weeks after the election. A second one warned that it is possible for the indictment to further boost Trump’s political position.
The aide also added that while speculations have existed about splinters within the Republican party, an indictment would most likely reunify voters who would want to support the DOJ. This is why it might be risky to wait.
Republican aides also pointed to the party’s response to the Mar-a-Lago investigation where many Republicans turned to support Trump after the FBI raided his home.
Trump has so far only teased a 2024 presidential candidacy, and before the midterm elections, many were speculating that he was losing ground to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Some legal experts also think that Garland should not wait for any indictment if he wants to reduce the chance of it being perceived as politically motivated.
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