Los Angeles Times

Brace for blowback if Trump is put on trial

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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.

David Middleton

Rancho Mirage

 ?? Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times ?? AN IMAGE of Donald Trump is projected Thursday during a hearing of the House Jan. 6 committee.
Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times AN IMAGE of Donald Trump is projected Thursday during a hearing of the House Jan. 6 committee.

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