If you watch anything today, watch this montage of Trump indictment announcements pic.twitter.com/uswxK7kusS
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 15, 2023
Wisdom from Our Founding Fathers…
“The hope of impunity is a strong incitement to sedition; the dread of punishment, a proportionably strong discouragement to it.”
—Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 27
— Windsor Mann (@WindsorMann) August 15, 2023
Rogues gallery. pic.twitter.com/63hIi9xCf5
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) August 15, 2023
This is a very informative list… and, like Mr. Mariotti, I have high hopes that the small fry — would-be capos — will realize that their best chances lie in turning on the Trump Crime Cartel early and with vigor…
… the morning after sweeping indictments out of Georgia. (gift article)https://t.co/n1Wpk3ENV2
— 𝔾𝕖𝕖-𝕄𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨 (@poeticalcontext) August 15, 2023
Unlike Trump, the other defendants aren’t wealthy. They aren’t raising money from donors to pay their legal bills.
Most people have their lives turned upside down by an indictment, and plead guilty to avoid ruin.
Indictments like this will deter future election shenanigans.
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 15, 2023
frog ponders what the swim would have been like if the scorpion hadn’t stung him https://t.co/rjYmbStBN2
— Jean-Michel Connard ?? (@torriangray) August 15, 2023
it is an unfortunate truth that being criminally prosecuted distracts from whatever else you have going on https://t.co/oHDgJcYMAa
— post malone ergo propter malone (@PropterMalone) August 12, 2023
it's not good for American democracy that he is running. it would be ideal for American democracy if he were dead. it is some small comfort that he is at a disadvantage. https://t.co/E6c2ZQAhxD
— sheikh zubeyr, author of al-easifatan (@revhowardarson) August 13, 2023
Obviously one of the reasons why Trump is getting indicted a lot is that he did a lot of crimes. But it also feels like there’s a certain OMFG fine, have it your way! element to it given how many outs have been offered to him over the years which he has rejected to crime harder.
— Starfish Unexpectedly Cancelled For Hating Hitler (@IRHotTakes) August 15, 2023
Not now David pic.twitter.com/Kg8cgiY442
— Michael Hobbes (@RottenInDenmark) August 15, 2023
Because they are in deep denial about what this says about half of the country. (“We Still Like Trump Because Fuck You”.)
And I think they are more than a little frustrated about the inevitability of a Biden-Trump rematch, from a civic perspective and from a “news” perspective. https://t.co/u1wJl9zbmp
— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) August 15, 2023
And they're still doing it! They're still marveling at the prophecy of Trump wriggling out of this one even as the walls close in all around him.
— Now on Threads! (@agraybee) August 15, 2023
Elsewhere: PG&E customers no doubt can especially relate:
A security camera captured the source of the first reported fire in Maui last week – a power line near the town of Kula. At the exact same time, separate sensor data showed the power grid in the area was experiencing stress. https://t.co/X4iwJaMGSn
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 15, 2023