I believe I’ve written this before, but whoever put me on Trump’s email list – and you know who you are, Nicole – will be… treated nicely. But if it was anyone else!
It is valuable to be on Trump’s email list at times because he does say some unusual things that you won’t find in his other statements. Today, Trump is in panic mode. True, there is nothing unusual about Trump panicking, but it’s quite a bit more sincere today because there are a lot of signs out there that the Manhattan D.A. is about to indict Trump as early as next week. We have already done a story explaining that local, state, and federal law enforcement are “hardening” the defense around the Manhattan buildings where the indictment might be released and where Trump may be taken for his initial appearance.
Trump’s new email cites an Axios story: “Looming Trump charges threaten to inject chaos into 2024 campaign.” The story  notes:
In a matter of days, a grand jury in Manhattan  could turn the 2024 campaign on its head by making Donald Trump the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges.
Why it matters: The state investigation into Trump’s alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 may be the tip of the spear when it comes to the many legal threats  bearing down on the former president — the front-runner for the 2024 GOP nomination.
“In a matter of days…” Earlier reported “As early as next week” – the quote from five law enforcement sources. It now seems inevitable. Finally. Maybe.
Trump is terrified because New York is the one state that could find a jury that might convict him, especially in Manhattan. And, of course, no president, not even Trump – if he were to win somehow anyway, can pardon himself out of a New York charge. Trump is terrified, and thus he recorded this video for his supporters.
In the video, he reminds supporters that he had a great life before politics (And committed plenty of crimes. See NYT article on criminal tax violations). He then picks up his cross and says that he gave up that life to help “you” (his supporters). He’s been unfairly attacked by the media ever since, even though he probably did more as president than any president ever (FDR, Lincoln…). He will never surrender, just like he knows his supporters will never surrender.
It is, fundamentally, a call to action. He wants his supporters to scare law enforcement at this point, his best defense may be that any charge will unleash chaos.
It is terrifying. He sounds terrified. The fact that he put it out under the Axios headline shows that he knows… he knows it’s coming.
[email protected], @JasonMiciak, with Nicole – the woman in charge who surely signed me up, God Bless her – Hickman.
SUBSTACK: TRUMP’S PROMISES TO IMMEDIATELY INSTILL FASCISM ARE BRUTALLY HONEST