Former Congressman and current professional Trump jock strap Jack Kingston (R-GA) recently got a painful crash course in the law by a former New York City prosecutor after he dismissed the upcoming indictments being brought by Special Counselor Robert Mueller as little more than parking tickets.
Kingston’s, as well as other Trump sycophants, have been on the defensive since Friday’s news broke of the upcoming Mueller indictments. While appearing on CNN’s New Day, the former rep described the forthcoming arrests and charges as “bullying.” He also insisted that there was no real evidence to suggest that the Trump campaign ever colluded with Russia.
“I don’t think they’re going to find any evidence of collusion,” Kingston began. “I think they’re going to try to get somebody and use him as a stalking horse to try to get somebody else to say something. But, you know, a little bit of bullying is going on here and I think the timing is very suspect. We as Trump supporters are coming off a very good week, not just with the budget, but –”
Host Victor Blackwell seemed to have enough of Kingston’s bullshit and cut him off, while the rest of the panel looked on with bemusement.
“When you say bullying, who is being bullied?” the stunned Blackwell asked.
“I think that what they are doing is they’re sending a signal, and Carl Bernstein said it earlier, they’re sending a signal for other people that, you know, you better step forward, you better cooperate,” Kingston explained. “Here is somebody who probably had maybe the equivalent of a traffic violation in terms of the big picture here and they’re going to use them as an example.”
Kingston’s statement elicited a round of laughter from the panel, prompting former DC Democratic Party Chairman A. Scott Bolden to jump in and school the ignorant Trump supporter on how the law really works.
“You certainly don’t impanel a grand jury,” Bolden began. “I’m a former prosecutor from New York and you certainly don’t impanel a grand jury and hire the top lawyers in the country for a traffic infraction.”
Kingston immediately went to his obligatory Trump approved talking point and tried to drag former Secretary Hillary Clinton into the discussion. However, Bolden wasn’t having it. The former prosecutor expertly proceeded to drag Kingston’s sorry ass back into the frying pan.
“There’s only one prosecutor in this case and that’s Mueller,” Bolden lectured. “There’s only one investigation and that’s of Donald Trump. Collusion as well as whether obstruction of justice took place. The real issue here is this moves them from rhetoric to reality, this is a criminal prosecution.”
“Politics? it doesn’t really matter with all that’s going on,” he continued. “Trump can say whatever he wants to say about Clinton. He can say this is a hoax. Well this moves away from it being a hoax, it’s is harder for them to say that now. Now you’ve got criminal prosecution of individuals.”
“If they’re connected to the Trump administration, which I expect it to be Manafort and Flynn, look for the factual support where you get the collusion and then they’re going to look at those finances between Manafort, Flynn, Russia and and eventually looking at Trump’s finances,” he detailed. “That’s where the meat is, if you will. That’s where the beef is and we don’t know what they’ve come up with yet. This is not a political prosecution, this is a real one.”
It will be interesting to see how Trump supporters like Kingston will try to spin Monday’s indictments, better yet what they decide to do should Trump himself be indicted.
Shit just got real.