Posted BY: E. Jeffrey Ludwig

In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Holman W. Jenkins wrote about the recent search (raid) of our 45th president’s Mar-a-Lago palatial home.  Jenkins’s long-winded analysis concludes: “Don’t put it past Mr. Garland’s inherited crew of bumblers to end up electing Mr. Trump a second time.”

This “objective assessment” is not far from the observations made by former N.Y. governor Andrew Cuomo, who thinks this type of Justice Dept. and FBI overreach may generate a lot of sympathy for Trump and thereby dilute the credibility of the Jan. 6 House “investigation” (actually, a Soviet-style show trial that calls no defense witnesses).  Jenkins and Cuomo are looking exclusively at the political implications of this latest abuse of power and conclude that instead of its putting Trump in a bad light, the opposite may be the result.

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Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey, is not as concerned as Jenkins or Cuomo about the raid generating support for Trump.  Instead, he seems to think this raid is no big deal.  He states that breaking into safes is standard operating procedure for operations of the kind that took place in Florida, but — ho hum — we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.

So the Wall St. Journal, Cuomo, and Christie have in common being oh, so detached and “objective.”  What has happened in Florida is just another political and legal procedure that will run its course.

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