Despite being angry at the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in August, many of former President Donald Trump’s followers have predicted that the Justice Department under President Joe Biden will soon charge him with a crime.
According to a Sunday report, there are not likely to be any charges brought before the midterm elections, even if that could still occur.
According to Newsweek, the unofficial “60-day rule,” which is “a long-standing tradition that the Department of Justice will avoid making any decisions that could influence how people vote so close to an upcoming election or elections,” means that the DOJ is likely to delay filing charges, if any are indeed forthcoming.
Though the 60-day window is a “unwritten rule of uncertain scope,” according to Jack Goldsmith, a former director of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and current Harvard Law School professor, “it’s not at all clear that it applies to taking investigative steps against a noncandidate former president who is nonetheless intimately involved in the November election.”
Despite the fact that Trump is not running for office, his influence will be felt nationally in November as dozens of his endorsed candidates attempt to advance his MAGA agenda in Congress.
In conjunction with the investigations into the attack on January 6 and the FBI inquiry into allegations that he handled secret information obtained from his Mar-a-Lago property improperly before attempting to impede the federal investigation, Trump could be charged with a number of offenses.
“A video of Trump arriving at Dulles Airport in Virginia, an airport frequently used by those heading to the capital, was posted online by freelance reporter Andrew Leyden,” the report said.
The former president may be seen exiting a plane and walking toward a car that is waiting for him on the pavement. Trump appeared to be sporting white polo shirts and golf shoes, according to the article. Then a parade of vehicles pulls away, and Leyden speculates that Trump was going to his golf course in Washington, D.C.
Trump did not discuss the trip on his Truth Social platform, the article said in addition.
Since he took office, there has been discussion about impeaching Trump on criminal charges. The most well-known investigation famously featured former special counsel Robert Mueller, who was tasked with looking into ‘Russiagate’ claims made by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump eventually sacked.
A confidential letter from former Attorney General William Barr that outlined the reasons why the investigation would not result in any charges against the then-president was finally made public by the Justice Department late last month.
In a June interview, Barr seemed to agree with previous reports that the claim of “Russian collusion” against Trump was a fabrication created by the 2016 campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He likened her actions to “sedition.”
“I believed that a constitutional crisis was imminent. Whatever your opinion of Trump may be, the Russiagate scandal was a serious injustice, in my opinion. He added on Glenn Beck’s Blaze TV podcast that it “appears to be a nasty political maneuver that was utilized to first cripple him and then perhaps force him from office