During an appearance on Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now,” political consultant Dick Morris criticized the Department of Justice’s handling of cases involving former President Donald Trump and Hunter Biden, calling the double standard “unbelievable.” Morris highlighted the alleged interference in the DOJ probe of Hunter Biden by blocking IRS agents from interviewing him and leaking the search details, ensuring a favorable outcome for Biden.
Morris also pointed out a larger issue concerning a new indictment against Trump. This indictment accuses Trump of waging an insurrection against the government and characterizes his objections to the 2020 election as acts of sedition. Morris expressed concern that this move could be an attempt to invoke the 14th amendment, which would prevent Trump from holding public office if found guilty of sedition or rebellion against the U.S. government. Such a scenario could lead to Democratic secretaries of state refusing to put Trump on the ballot, impacting the right to choose the next president.
To counter this potential threat, Morris suggested that Congress should refuse to vote for any further funding for the government, even threatening to shut it down if necessary, to prevent the DOJ from proceeding with such actions. He argued that the administration and the DOJ should announce they will not target any presidential candidate during the campaign to avoid election interference.
In a related development, Trump revealed on Tuesday that he received a letter indicating he is the target of the DOJ’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, raising the possibility of new federal charges alongside existing state and federal counts in New York and Florida. As Trump continues to pursue the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, these legal challenges could add to his list of legal problems.