In an interview on Thursday, Donald Trump warned that if criminal charges are brought against him that there would be “problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before.”
Much like the TV mobster who shakes down people for protection money with “You know this is a dangerous neighborhood. I wouldn’t want anything to happen to your family”, Trump threatens that his blind loyalists will take to the streets if he is charged with a crime, no matter what the outcome of the trial is. Of course, that implies that there are people who will follow him, no matter what and no matter what any evidence shows. And, that they will do so even if they would be appalled and outraged if ‘the other guy’ had kept highly classified nuclear secrets at their house and outside of the required national security procedures and safeguards for handling such information.
How do people just give up thinking and blindly follow someone, no matter what they say or do? How do you wrap our mind around that?
Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, senior FBI and DHS officials briefed members of the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security committees Thursday on the uptick in threats against federal law enforcement in the aftermath of the search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and the seizure of classified information, including ‘special handling’ information and information on nuclear capabilities.