Maybe Ash Ketchum can catch every Pokémon and get away with it, but Donald Trump just can’t seem to escape the consequences of his attempt to overthrow democracy.
After his fourth criminal investigation on August 14th, it’s safe to say that Trump probably wishes he could catch every federal indictment that’s thrown at him. Unfortunately for him, he can’t. The indictment made up a total of 98 pages, somehow longer than the tweets Trump vigorously typed out before being banned from the platform. The 13 charges in the fourth indictment include racketeering, three counts of solicitation of violence, conspiracy to impersonate a public officer, two counts of conspiracy to commit first degree forgery, two counts of conspiracy to commit false statements, conspiracy to file false documents, and two counts of false writings.
In total, across his four indictments, Trump has been charged with 91 felonies, almost more than his ex-wives and alleged mistresses. Even better, Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat stated, “Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices, and so it doesn’t matter your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you.”
No doubt, that will be the most photogenic Trump has ever looked. He’s actually only the second U.S. president to have ever been arrested, but maybe if he had followed Ulysses S. Grant’s lead and sped in a horse-drawn carriage instead of attempting to overthrow our country, Trump wouldn’t be the only former U.S. president with a mugshot.
Consequences are finally catching up to Donald Trump, and will be televised for all of us to see. If the prosecution wins, he could face between five to 20 years in prison, where not even Team Rocket would be able to get him out.
Stay tuned, because this story is far from over.
By Inti Navia, Freshman, Columbia College Chicago
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