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The Ben Shapiro Show

Ep. 1780 - The Rigging Of The 2024 Election

Thu Aug 03 2023
Trump's ArraignmentIndictmentElection CyclePolitical MotivationsTrump's CampaignLegal CasesPolitical InfluenceDebate Over LegalityBacklash and LoyaltyTrump's AdvisorsRepublican RaceOther News Highlights

Description

Former President Trump is expected to appear in person for his arraignment in federal court in Washington DC. The indictment against Trump charges crimes that are not actual crimes, such as fraud against the government of the United States. Trump did not fulfill the elements of incitement on January 6th, which is required by American law to charge someone with incitement. Trump's activities during January 6th were egregious, but they are not considered a crime. If convicted on all counts, Trump could face up to 641 years in prison, although this is unlikely given judges' wide latitude in sentencing and the lack of mandatory minimum sentences for the charges he faces. Sending Trump to prison could raise unprecedented practical and legal issues if he becomes the Republican candidate for president again. There is a possibility that Trump could be campaigning from prison next year, which would create high drama and an unusual presidential debate scenario. The indictment against Trump should not go forward as it lacks merit and justice. Prosecutors want to force a trial within 60-90 days, which raises questions about fairness and timing before the election cycle begins. Democrats want the election cycle to focus on January 6th and Trump's legal activities, while comparing it to historical events like September 11th, which is seen as an exaggeration.

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Trump's arraignment and indictment

Former President Trump is expected to appear in person for his arraignment in federal court in Washington DC. The indictment against Trump charges crimes that are not actual crimes, such as fraud against the government of the United States. Trump did not fulfill the elements of incitement on January 6th, which is required by American law to charge someone with incitement. Trump's activities during January 6th were egregious, but they are not considered a crime.

Potential impact on Trump's campaign

If convicted on all counts, Trump could face up to 641 years in prison, although this is unlikely given judges' wide latitude in sentencing and the lack of mandatory minimum sentences for the charges he faces. Sending Trump to prison could raise unprecedented practical and legal issues if he becomes the Republican candidate for president again. There is a possibility that Trump could be campaigning from prison next year, which would create high drama and an unusual presidential debate scenario.

Controversy and political motivations

The indictment against Trump should not go forward as it lacks merit and justice. Prosecutors want to force a trial within 60-90 days, which raises questions about fairness and timing before the election cycle begins. Democrats want the election cycle to focus on January 6th and Trump's legal activities, while comparing it to historical events like September 11th, which is seen as an exaggeration.

Challenges for Trump's campaign

Donald Trump's time is being stacked up with criminal cases until election day, making it difficult for him to run a successful campaign. The constant media coverage of Trump's court cases will dominate the election cycle and allow Democrats to push their message every day. Giving Trump the nomination doesn't guarantee victory; the power of the presidency is what matters.

Concerns about political influence

Joe Biden may have influenced the indictments against Trump, as he privately expressed his desire for prosecution. Barack Obama also hinted at wanting something to happen to Trump due to his political strengths. Obama warned that Donald Trump's political strengths could make him a formidable candidate. Locking Trump up with false legal charges in Washington, D.C. could result in a conviction.

Debate over legality and accusations

Trump's defense of free speech is not valid in the law. The DC indictment against Trump is seen as dangerous and likely to result in conviction. Democrats are accused of election rigging through legal cases against Trump. Nancy Pelosi expresses her support for the January 6th Committee's criminal referral against Trump. Two things can be true at once: Democrats trying to rig the election and Trump contributing to his own situation.

Backlash and questions about loyalty

Mike Pence faced backlash for not speaking out against the indictment despite previous loyalty to Trump. Mike Pence did not have the unilateral ability to overturn the election, and Kamala Harris does not either. The legal theory suggesting otherwise is baseless and silly. Trump mistreated Pence by asking him to reject votes and potentially cause chaos in the election process. Pence should have strongly rejected the indictment as specious.

Trump's advisors and judgment

Trump surrounded himself with advisors like Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, who made false claims and engaged in inappropriate behavior. Trump's reliance on such advisors raises questions about his judgment. Despite being a genius at connecting with the Republican base, Trump lacks discipline and surrounds himself with sycophantic individuals. The last year of Trump's presidency was a disaster due to issues like Black Lives Matter and COVID handling.

Considerations for the Republican race

Republicans should consider if they want to nominate someone who could be hit with multiple false indictments by Democrats. Ron DeSantis remains a solid number two candidate in the Republican race.

Other news highlights

Ron DeSantis is the solid number two candidate in the Republican race. Devin Archer, Hunter Biden's former business partner, told investigators that Hunter used his powerful name to add value in securing foreign business ventures. Devin Archer admitted in an interview with Tucker Carlson that selling access to Joe Biden was an abuse of soft power. President Biden publicly claims Navy Jones as a member of his family, which serves to blunt accusations of ignoring his granddaughter. Fitch credit rating service downgraded the U.S. government's credit rating, raising concerns about the growing debt burden and political dysfunction.

Chapters

  1. Trump's Arraignment and Indictment
  2. Political Motivations and Strategies
  3. Impact on Trump's Campaign and Political Landscape
  4. Republican Race and Other News
Summary
Transcript

Trump's Arraignment and Indictment

00:00 - 06:03

  • Former President Trump is expected to appear in person for his arraignment in federal court in Washington DC.
  • The indictment against Trump is charging crimes that are not actual crimes, such as fraud against the government of the United States.
  • Trump did not fulfill the elements of incitement on January 6th, which is required by American law to charge someone with incitement.
  • Trump's activities during January 6th were egregious, but they are not considered a crime.
  • If convicted on all counts, Trump could face up to 641 years in prison, although this is unlikely given judges' wide latitude in sentencing and the lack of mandatory minimum sentences for the charges he faces.
  • Sending Trump to prison could raise unprecedented practical and legal issues if he becomes the Republican candidate for president again.
  • There is a possibility that Trump could be campaigning from prison next year, which would create high drama and an unusual presidential debate scenario.
  • The indictment against Trump should not go forward as it lacks merit and justice.
  • Prosecutors want to force a trial within 60-90 days, which raises questions about fairness and timing before the election cycle begins.
  • Democrats want the election cycle to focus on January 6th and Trump's legal activities, while comparing it to historical events like September 11th, which is seen as an exaggeration.

Political Motivations and Strategies

05:36 - 11:43

  • Comparing the events of January 6th to historical attacks like Pearl Harbor and 9/11
  • Democrats want to rerun their successful playbook from the 2020 and 2022 elections
  • Bogging down political opponents with lawsuits and criminal cases keeps them busy and elevates them in primaries
  • Big Tech and Big Government are untrustworthy sources that aim to silence dissenting voices
  • The attempt to pre-rig the 2024 election by making Donald Trump the Republican nominee despite his baggage
  • The challenge for Trump in dealing with ongoing criminal trials during the election cycle
  • Trump's super PAC is spending all its money on legal fees instead of building a grassroots operation

Impact on Trump's Campaign and Political Landscape

11:26 - 17:20

  • Donald Trump's time is being stacked up with criminal cases until election day, making it difficult for him to run a successful campaign.
  • The constant media coverage of Trump's court cases will dominate the election cycle and allow Democrats to push their message every day.
  • Giving Trump the nomination doesn't guarantee victory; the power of the presidency is what matters.
  • Joe Biden may have influenced the indictments against Trump, as he privately expressed his desire for prosecution.
  • Barack Obama also hinted at wanting something to happen to Trump due to his political strengths.
  • Obama warned that Donald Trump's political strengths could make him a formidable candidate
  • Locking Trump up with false legal charges in Washington, D.C. could result in a conviction
  • Trump's defense of free speech is not valid in the law
  • The DC indictment against Trump is seen as dangerous and likely to result in conviction
  • Democrats are accused of election rigging through legal cases against Trump
  • Nancy Pelosi expresses her support for the January 6th Committee's criminal referral against Trump
  • Two things can be true at once: Democrats trying to rig the election and Trump contributing to his own situation
  • Mike Pence faced backlash for not speaking out against the indictment despite previous loyalty to Trump
  • Mike Pence did not have the unilateral ability to overturn the election, and Kamala Harris does not either.
  • The legal theory suggesting otherwise is baseless and silly.
  • Trump mistreated Pence by asking him to reject votes and potentially cause chaos in the election process.
  • Pence should have strongly rejected the indictment as specious.
  • Trump surrounded himself with advisors like Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, who made false claims and engaged in inappropriate behavior.
  • Trump's reliance on such advisors raises questions about his judgment.
  • Despite being a genius at connecting with the Republican base, Trump lacks discipline and surrounds himself with sycophantic individuals.
  • The last year of Trump's presidency was a disaster due to issues like Black Lives Matter and COVID handling.
  • Republicans should consider if they want to nominate someone who could be hit with multiple false indictments by Democrats.
  • Ron DeSantis remains a solid number two candidate in the Republican race.

Republican Race and Other News

16:58 - 23:18

  • Ron DeSantis is the solid number two candidate in the Republican race.
  • No other candidate is gaining steam or picking up traction.
  • DeSantis has agreed to debate Gavin Newsom on Fox News, representing Florida vs. California.
  • The proposed debate dates are November 8th or November 10th, with Hannity as the sole monitor.
  • DeSantis needs to show he can be a better candidate against the left than Trump.
  • The best person to achieve Republican agenda and beat Joe Biden should get the nomination.
  • Polling data currently favors Trump over DeSantis, but it can change quickly.
  • Devin Archer, Hunter Biden's former business partner, told investigators that Hunter used his powerful name to add value in securing foreign business ventures.
  • Archer said Hunter wouldn't overtly say they would use his dad for leverage, but it was understood.
  • Devin Archer stated that Hunter Biden's value was in selling the brand and having an understanding of DC.
  • Archer believed that Burisma would have gone out of business without the Biden brand attached to it.
  • Archer suggested that people were intimidated to mess with Burisma legally due to the potential consequences from the vice president of the United States.
  • Devin Archer admitted in an interview with Tucker Carlson that selling access to Joe Biden was an abuse of soft power.
  • Joe Biden sent a letter thanking Evan Archer for his involvement in Hunter's business deals, indicating his knowledge and interest in foreign business deals.
  • President Biden publicly claims Navy Jones as a member of his family, which serves to blunt accusations of ignoring his granddaughter
  • The White House declined to comment on the family developments and referred to it as a private matter
  • Fitch credit rating service downgraded the U.S. government's credit rating, raising concerns about the growing debt burden and political dysfunction
  • The projection of US debt as a share of GDP continues to rise dramatically, leading to credit downgrades
  • Net interest on debt is projected to reach $745 billion in the 2024 fiscal year, accounting for three quarters of all discretionary spending excluding defense
  • Janet Yellen claims that the administration deeply cares about fiscal responsibility despite spending $7 trillion
  • Earnings season is approaching, with companies in the S&P 500 expected to see a decline in earnings for the second quarter
  • US employers added only about 200,000 jobs in June, the smallest monthly payroll gain since late 2020
  • Wage growth has slowed and there are fewer job openings, indicating a cooling job market
  • The economy may face challenges ahead and doubts remain about its solid state
  • Rachel Zagler believes she has leverage in Hollywood, despite no longer being able to open a movie.
  • The number of stars who can open a movie in America is down to Chris Pratt and Tom Cruise.
  • Rachel Zagler is part of the actor's strike and promotes the labor theory of value when it comes to acting.
  • She believes she should be paid for every hour that her film is streamed online.
  • However, this is not how markets work, as she does not take on the actual risk or invest capital into the film.
  • Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie have announced their separation after 18 years of marriage.
  • They made the announcement on their respective Instagram accounts.
  • They have signed a legal separation agreement but remain focused on raising their children together.
  • Divorce has significant negative effects on children, and it is concerning that they are divorcing while their youngest child is only nine years old.
  • Mia Khalifa, a former porn star turned social media star, gives marital advice despite her controversial background.
  • She advises people not to be afraid to leave relationships if they feel they are not getting anything from them.
  • The Biden White House asked Facebook to degrade the traffic of Daily Wire, a conservative media company.
  • Memos suggest that the White House inquired about tweaking Facebook's algorithm to showcase stories from mainstream news sources over content from conservative journalists and commentators.
  • The memos reveal active interaction and pressure from the White House on Facebook to moderate content related to COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The White House's Digital Director asked if Facebook could promote authoritative news sources over Daily Wire and other polarizing figures.
  • Daily Wire filed a lawsuit challenging the OSHA Vax mandate under Joe Biden, while other major media companies were enforcing vaccine mandates on their employees.
  • The actions of the Biden White House may be considered a First Amendment violation and potentially criminal.
  • Daily Wire is examining legal options to prevent further violations of civil rights by pressuring social media companies.
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