Los Angeles Times
Brace for blowback if Trump is put on trial
Re “Trump’s crimes against the United States,” editorial, July 24
Ican think of few things that would please me more than the former president serving a lengthy prison term. But let’s get real. Where in this country will you find 12 individuals, plus alternates, to serve on an impartial jury?
And suppose the former president is found guilty. What then? He could not be incarcerated in any mainline institution. Do you lock up his security detail as well? Would we have to build a prison just for him?
And heaven help us if he is found not guilty. The reactionary goon squads will wreak death and destruction across the land, much like fans celebrating their sports team’s victory.
So prosecute the ex-president’s lackeys and sycophants to show future recruits what awaits them. Name the treasonous sociopath as an unindicted conspiracist. But let’s not glorify him by charging him and attempting a trial.