Trump Indictment ‘Hits Below the Waterline’


( – HAPPENING NOW: In what many believe is a warning to former President Donald Trump that he must take the federal indictment that was brought forward by Joe Biden’s Department of Justice this week seriously, famed attorney Jonathan Turley, who frequently supports Trump, went on Fox News where e serves as a legal commentator and said that the indictment is “extremely damning.”

Specifically, Turley, who has handled many national security cases throughout his career, said of the indictment:

“It is an extremely damning indictment. You know, there are indictments that are sometimes called narrative or speaking indictments. These are indictments that are really meant to make a point as to the depth of the evidence. There are some indictments that are just bare bones — this is not. The special counsel knew that there would be a lot of people who were going to allege that the Department of Justice was acting in a biased or politically motivated way.

“This is clearly an indictment that was drafted to answer those questions. It’s overwhelming in detail. And, you know, the Trump team should not fool itself; these are hits below the waterline. These are witnesses who apparently testified under oath, gave statements to federal investigators, both of which can be criminally charged if they’re false. Those witnesses are directly quoting the president in encouraging others not to look for documents or allegedly to conceal them. It’s damaging.

“And the key here to keep in mind that every case I’ve ever been involved with, the indictment was a heart stopper. You know, these are written by lawyers who are trying to convict a client. Every indictment I’ve ever dealt with has fallen apart to some degree once we look more carefully at what the evidence may be, but this is not an indictment that you can dismiss. There are a lot of people who are testifying under oath, and they’re saying highly incriminating things with regard to these charges.” [emphasis added]

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