Joel B. Pollak, the chief editor at large for Breitbart News, stated this week that Donald Trump may be elected president from behind bars, take his oath, then pardon himself, and leave.
On this week’s morning’s SiriusXM Patriot 125, Pollak and Mike Slater, presenter of the Breitbart News Daily, examined that weird but theoretically feasible situation.
Slater questioned Pollak on whether he believed that the left’s “fever dream” of having Trump imprisoned before his trial may actually come true. According to Pollak, who cited writer Julie Kelly, it may, be just like the other January 6th, defendants. However, he warned, it could fail to stop Trump from winning the race in 2024.
“There’s a good chance you’ll witness a situation in which Trump is imprisoned or in jail, then wins the election, and then the Chief Justice visits the facility, performs the oath of office, and Trump excuses himself before leaving.”
Following Special Counsel Jack Smith’s recent indictment of Trump for four crimes related to the former president’s attempt to contest the outcome of the presidential election in 2020, Pollak made an appearance on the program. He emphasized that the accusation is based on “mind-reading,” since there is no proof that Trump actually thought he was lying with regard to the election being rigged. A potential death sentence is associated with one of the four counts, “conspiracy against rights,” he added.
In his press conference, Smith argued that Trump’s alleged misstatements about the election caused the violence at the Capitol on January 6, but Pollak pointed out that the Special Counsel had mysteriously decided not to prosecute the former president with inciting. He made fun of Smith’s assertion that Trump had fostered “mistrust” in the election, pointing out that the media and the left had previously done so through riots, censorship, and changes to voting laws. “The distrust was pervasive; Trump wasn’t to blame.”
Additionally, according to Pollak, the Department of Justice ought to have brought charges against Hillary Clinton and the other individuals involved in peddling the phony “Russia collusion” lie that claimed Trump fraudulently obtained the 2016 election if fraudulent election theft allegations were federal crimes.
Pollak said that since Trump had already faced identical charges during his second impeachment proceedings in the Senate at the beginning of 2021 and was found not guilty, the indictment could be illegal under the Double Jeopardy Clause.
Author: Blake Ambrose