As you well know, just about everyone out there is talking about the indictments brought against former President Donald Trump. But what if there was a way to give Trump full immunity?
According to Republican and Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, it’s more than possible. Plus, it could bring charges against special council Jack Smith and get Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland impeached.
He explained it all while recently appearing on “The Charlie Kirk Show” and making a few posts to his X (formerly known as Twitter) account.
As he told Kirk, the first step would be for Jack Smith to be ordered to come before Congress, more specifically, an interview before the House Judiciary Committee. “If he doesn’t do that, we should issue a subpoena. If he ignores the subpoena, we should hold in him in criminal contempt on Congress.”
Then if Merrick Garland fails to enforce that contempt charge, “he subjects himself to an impeachment.”
At the same time all of this is going on, Congress can have Trump come in to speak to a Select Committee, which, as Gaetz explains, Speaker Kevin McCarthy can set up at any time for that purpose. Once Trump has given his testimony to the committee, he can be issued immunity.
I’m worried that too many of my Republican colleagues in Congress are infected with the same loser mentality that infected Congress in the early days of the Mueller investigation.
This isn’t complicated. If House Republicans take action, Jack Smith could be the first prosecutor… pic.twitter.com/DlRrkn78mK
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) August 8, 2023
As Gaetz says, “You have to think about it almost like whistleblower protection,” in which Trump is the ultimate whistleblower.
And yes, according to the lawmaker, the plan is fully legal, according to 18 US Codes 6002 and 6005.
While it might not be the most traditional route and certainly not the first thought of step, Gaetz explains that, under the circumstances, it should be completely acceptable – since the Department of Justice is “functioning as the enforcement wing of the Democratic Party.”
The only real question is how many of his colleagues will go along with the fairly simple plan.
As Gaetz says, he’s a “minority of the majority,” in which most of his party seem perfectly willing to just let the chips fall where they may, despite the fact that this is in no way a legitimate prosecution.
Where are the bold Republicans?