Leading Democrat Goes After Trump & Kevin McCarthy For Subverting Justice


As the United States grapples with the possibility of a looming arrest of Donald Trump, or at least charges possibly soon emerging, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is among those reminding Americans of the truth.

“It was Donald Trump who broadcasted to the world the FBI raided his home to retrieve top secret documents,” Swalwell remarked this weekend. “And it’s Donald Trump who has broadcasted to the world that he’ll soon be arrested. His goal is acts of violence in his name. And we must be prepared to protect against it.”

On Truth Social before Swalwell’s statement, Trump spoke about a potentially looming arrest possibly taking place specifically on Tuesday, suggesting, at least initially, he had special knowledge of the situation. It is clear independently from whatever Trump is saying that criminal charges could be coming, with signs like an offer from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to testify before the grand jury that was hearing evidence in that office’s probe into the hush money illegally provided before the 2016 election to adult film star Stormy Daniels covering an affair she allegedly had with the eventual president. Bragg has also been moving up the metaphorical food chain of witnesses, recently hosting Michael Cohen — who, when formerly a longtime ally to Trump, provided the hush money itself — for grand jury testimony.

It’s amid all of this where looming charges are suspected. Trump, though, is also encouraging demonstrations from his supporters, and his record exemplifies that this rhetoric could easily amount to encouragement to violence. Donald’s support for the Capitol rioters strongly suggests he explicitly imagines violence among his preferred options.

Swalwell also addressed the rush from House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to try and use investigative resources in the House to look into circumstances connected to Trump’s possible arrest. What McCarthy and others are lining up against is, in reality, just the basic functioning of U.S. law. “The guy who created a committee to look into “weaponization of government” is using his powers in government to stop an independent prosecution of his boss,” Swalwell remarked on Saturday.