This is an opinion piece by a Never Trump Republican Political Consultant. If you can put yourself in the right frame of mind, it’s kinda fun to read this fantasy of his. He does make some good points which I agree with though, and I have pulled the quotes. For the record, I do not believe Trump will catch a charge. I don’t even believe that he is actually under investigation,  the people around him are. Just like every single other time over the past 40yrs that Trump or the Trump org has been “under investigation” according to the media. Trump is the bait in a trap. This time is no different. 

Anyway, the calculus here is still correct in my view and all the more reason to believe that Trump will never be indicted.

“Prosecuting Trump is risky territory for Garland… 

Being a presidential candidate will call into question the propriety of any prosecution… 

Any prosecution is going to be a circus in which any slip-up by Garland or his team would be disastrous. Garland also needs to get Trump on a felony. A misdemeanor or civil penalty would be viewed as a weak, anti-climactic result — Republicans would celebrate and ridicule Garland, while Democrats would rage at him. 

But worst of all would be an acquittal. If Trump were tried and acquitted, he could just coast off that victory right into the White House…

Unless Garland has an absolutely open-and-shut case — or he is ready to play with fire — the attorney general is likely to slow-play a Trump prosecution. But for those around Trump, I would suggest lawyering up.”

That last line is my favorite. Those around Trump should lawyer up, because if there is any criminality here, such as folks involved in the J6 COUP AGAINST TRUMP (which is what it was), most likely THEY are the ones who will catch a charge.