Trump Accused of Meddling in Prosecutor’s Office

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The Facts

  • In a new book, former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman has claimed that, during his tenure in the Southern District of NY, he was repeatedly pressured by Justice Dept. (DOJ) officials to use his office to aid the Trump admin. politically.

  • As reported by The New York Times, which obtained an advance copy of "Holding the Line," Berman wrote that the DOJ "kept demanding that I use my office to aid them politically, and I kept declining."

The Spin

Left narrative

While Trump has accused the Biden administration of politicizing the DOJ, it's clear that this happened under Trump's watch. There is every indication that if Trump and the Republicans regain control of the White House, the weaponization of the DOJ will be even worse.

Pro-Trump narrative

How many times will anti-Trumpers hear about a new so-called "bombshell" allegation and still believe it? The left is continually attempting to smear Trump with every possible allegation and conspiracy. Each time such irrational allegations are made, though, Trump gains the upper hand.

Nerd narrative

There is a 73% chance that a member of Trump's inner circle will be sentenced to jail by 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Political split



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