Former GOP Lawmaker Gets Torched After Comparing Mueller Indictments To ‘Traffic Tickets’
Former Republican Congressman Jack Kingston was instantly shut down when he tried to belittle the arrests that are bound to happen on Monday as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation by comparing them to getting parking tickets.
Kingston made an appearance on CNN’s New Day on Saturday where he tried defending Donald Trump and said the charges and arrests amount to “bullying,” and that there is no evidence of collusion 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 –”
Kingston was quickly interrupted by host Victor Blackwell.
“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.”
The entire panel couldn’t help but laugh at Kingston’s claim that the arrests are as small as getting a traffic ticket.
Former DC Democratic Party Chairman A. Scott Bolden then decided to break criminal procedures down for the Trump defender.
“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 defense move was to bring up Hillary Clinton into the conversation, but he was immediately shut down by Blackwell who asked him to stay on topic.
“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 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.”
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