The Historic Trump Indictment Looks Like a Stretch

By John Yoo | John Shu

National Review

August 05, 2023

Democratic Ahabs finally caught their Moby Dick. This past week, former President Donald J. Trump appeared before a federal judge to answer for crimes surrounding the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Despite public fatigue with Trump’s many legal problems, Americans should not misreckon the gravity of the case. This is the most important criminal trial in the history of the Republic. But like in the great Herman Melville novel, the pursuit of the great white whale might end up dooming the voyage, not the whale.

The stakes could not be higher. Federal prosecutors have charged a former president with trying …

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