GOP: A Trump Investigation From Biden Will Result In Political Civil War

The GOP has laid down the gauntlet and says that any attempt to open a criminal investigation by the Biden Justice Department into former president Donald Trump will result in all-out political “civil war.” 

Leading Republican lawmakers have said that any Department of Justice prosecution of former President Trump will turn into a major political battle, setting a high bar for Attorney General Merrick Garland to act on an expected criminal referral from the House’s Jan. 6 committee.  

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol previewed its likely referral to the Justice Department in a court filing recently made public, and experts say the evidence assembled by House investigators could provide a strong impetus for prosecutors to act.  

But Republican lawmakers and strategists warn that any federal prosecution of Trump will be accused of being politically motivated, only boost Trump’s standing within the GOP and turn into a partisan “civil war” at a time when President Biden is trying to keep his 2020 campaign promise to unify the country while his poll numbers steadily drop.   

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said any criminal referral from the House “would probably have as much political taint on it as you can get.”  

“To me, it’s clearly politically driven,” he said.   

Braun said Democrats are scrambling to change up the political narrative in response to Biden’s dismal job approval ratings and predicted launching a federal prosecution of Trump would be viewed along partisan lines.   

“At least half the country would say it’s all politically motivated,” he said.   

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said, “the Department of Justice has a high bar” to clear before launching an investigation of Trump and raised concerns over the partisan fighting that surrounded the formation of the Jan. 6 committee. Tillis recalled how Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blocked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) picks to serve on the panel, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.).  

“I don’t mind looking into the events, but I think that Speaker Pelosi did not do the process justice by the way the members were ultimately seated,” Tillis said. “It’s going to be perceived as political.”

“Everybody is going to perceive the referral as a conviction on one side, and they’re going to view it as the continuation of a witch hunt on the other side,” he added. “The bar that the House committee has is far lower than anything that would ultimately result in moving forward with a federal investigation and a conviction.”

Republican strategists close to Trump are predicting a battle royale if the Department of Justice moves to indict the former president – one that would ultimately bite the Dems in their collective political posteriors.

“I think it could backfire in a way that they have no clue,” said Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin. “I think it’s going to backfire because it’s just so political, and it’s tainted.

“The country wants to move on. Nobody is proud of what happened on Jan. 6, but people are like, ‘With all the problems we have going on in the country right now, this is going to be the focus of the Democrats?’ “

The likelihood of stirring up a major political firestorm with a federal investigation of Trump could serve as a powerful disincentive for the Justice Department moving forward if it does indeed receive a recommendation to prosecute Trump from the Jan. 6 committee.  

Biden privately told advisers after his victory in the 2020 election that he didn’t want his presidency consumed by investigations of Trump, NBC News reported at the time, citing five people familiar with the discussions.

Furthermore, many Democratic senators privately caution that should Garland decide to move forward; he needs to win any case that he brings against Trump. They worry that the former president would seize on an acquittal as complete vindication, much like he did after former special counsel Robert Mueller declined to bring charges after investigating allegations of collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign in 2016. 

So, Garland has much to consider when weighing the risks vs. the benefits of bringing any kind of criminal charges against Donald Trump regarding Jan. 6. Doing so would likely be a mistake, one that would totally scuttle the Democrats’ already sinking chances in the midterms and would likely only further tank Biden’s rapidly plummeting popularity – and in that case, I say, “bring it on!” 

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17 comments

  1. What utter hogwash. Holding Trump accountable for all of his crimes will go a long way toward healing this nation.

    • as long as the demon rat party is allowed to have their double standard, this nation will never heal. they need to rid themselves of blm and Antifa. the two radical arms of that party. the ones they pay to do their dirty work. you notice not one of those “rats” ever saw the inside of a jail for longer than it took to say KA MA LA. Americans are tired of the shenanigans and outright lies of this demented party and administration. Obama 3.0 anyone??????

    • You Sir are full of S#it!!!

      • NO, he’s NOT full of S…! I totally agree, and so do millions of Americans!

      • Biden is the worst president we’ve ever had,,he should be impeached for “treason” and hung,,

      • Papa Bear go back into hibernation, your kind is better off when you stay asleep , because when you wake up and open your sewer the world soon realizes just how stupid you and your kind are. You my fat furry friend are a moron . Blunt and to the point STFU . If anyone’s full of crap it’s you

    • You cannot sit there and say that your life wasn’t 100% better while Trump was president, gas was $1.87 a gallon and groceries were affordable, our border was closed and we were NOT vulnerable like we are now. Biden is a disaster,the worst president we have ever had, he is a liar , and obviously cares more about the environment than the well being of American’s. Someone should tell that dumb ass that it’s not America warming, it’s GLOBAL warming, and there is STILL a crisis at the border and HE caused it, he has caused every bit of this chaos, 86/46 KEEP TEXAS RED!!

    • Name the crimes, you asshole!

    • What crimes exactly are you talking about from your posterior

    • Vince, how about we investigate Joe for molesting his daughter?

  2. Biden better watch his and his family’s asses because he, his son, and several other family members are susceptible to prosecution for their crimes. There is no statute of limitations for treason and he et al would be a legitimate target for a ”Special Prosecutor’ looking into some of his antics while he has been in office for 50+ years

  3. we should be digging into joey bribem and his useless cocaine addled shyster son. that is always shoved under the rug. the demon rat party is playing with fire here, and I don’t think they really want to end the party like this. the sole aim of piglosi is to stop Trump from running again in 2024, and to further the communistic takeover of this nation. this is clearly a NWO planned charade. the old demon rats dont care, as they are done anyway. and everyone on that committee has big skeletons in their closets. look at Paul Piglosi, the hunter clone of the California witch. he is as deep into the quagmire as Hunter Biden, and they had dealings together. so did Kerry’s kid. we can bring out a load of crap if that is how they want this played. piglosi is guilty of insider trading, and belongs in prison. but her money keeps her out. I guess Martha Stewart didn’t have as deep pockets. Cheney’s father is a war mongered. that is where the bulk of their money came from. that is the product of being old, you have been there and seen that. the younger folks dont know all this dirt. but there are plenty of us boomers left who know where the bodies are buried, so to speak.

  4. I am really tired of the double politicals dandards that has being going on now for a long time, I hope the democrats and Republicans realize this and move on so we can achive some kind of reconciliation, if not, the only ones affected will be the American people and the country in general because we will not achive any progress, something that China is looking for.

  5. The “union” of the U.S.of A. is headed for divorce which is the actual outcome of more than 50% of all unions due to egotistical attitudes of superiority among the assholes occupying government positions. ALL government “employees” whether elected, appointed or staffed & paid from TAXPAYER’S tax dollars think their $#!+ doesn’t stink when in reality the entire government is a complete cesspool of turds perpetually rising to the top of the swamp. Perhaps a meteorite making a direct hit on D.C. would best serve We, the People since both parties are chronically infested with the pursuit of absolute CONTROL.

  6. I am not Kim, but I agree with her. Biden opened our borders to criminals, drug dealers, rapists, diseases, etc. Treason. Biden pulled out of Afghanistan in the most bizarre way possible. Any 1st grader would know to evacuate the people and equipment first, not last. AMERICA DOES NOT LEAVE AMERICANS BEHIND, EVER!! Treason. Biden has reneged on every campaign promise he made. Biden shut down our energy independence. Why are we making our enemy countries rich when we have abundant oil resources here in the U.S.? And don’t bring up alternative energy. This is light years away and we should only switch over when we have everything in place and not before. Biden played the Pandemic to the hilt. Mandates are Communist Ways, not free country ways. Mandates caused more hardship than the virus could ever cause. I could go on and on, but you get my drift. If you support this demented idiot in the WH, then you are in the vast minority. Intelligent people are waking up. But, I guess you don’t fit in with the intelligent crowd. How sad you are. Our country is being destroyed BY DESIGN and you JUST DON’T GET IT.

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