President-elect Joe Biden is signaling that his administration will not prioritize prosecuting his predecessor in a purported effort to heal the country’s divisions, amid pressure from other Democrats for a “reckoning” once President Trump has left office.
The president’s tax and business affairs are already being investigated in New York. And Trump has reportedly told aides that he fears a wave of federal prosecutions.
A number of senior Democrats are already salivating at the prospect of fresh investigations into Trump’s time in office.
But it was smart politics for Biden to deprive his predecessor of any extra excuse to cry foul, according to Hank Sheinkopf, a New York-based Democratic strategist, who has watched Trump’s court battles and media tactics for decades.
“Do we really need to continue the Trump era by going after him? Trump wants to be attacked because what happens? He becomes a martyr to his own people, to the Trumpniks, of which there are