As we expected, Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced a special counsel to continue the investigations into Donald Trump.
There were leaks that this would happen if Trump announced his candidacy.
With that taking place on Tuesday, Garland followed suit on Friday by appointing the special counsel.
The appointment of the special counsel has caught the attention of many experts.
The biggest concern of everything they are looking at is the obstruction charge.
Jonathan Turley stated, "The past cases, even the most egregious cases have resulted in relatively light criminal charges, that is, for possessing or removing classified evidence.
"That is not the case with obstruction.
"So when we're talking about obstruction, that is something that can come and has historically come with significant penalties.
"So I think that the scope of this investigation is going to be a serious concern."
The scope of the overall investigation has also caught some by surprise.
"WSJ at Large" host Gerry Baker stated, "This part of the investigation is not just about January 6th.
"This is much broader than that.
"This is about the whole effort, it says, to interfere with the lawful transfer of power following the 2020 election."
The big question now is in how this hurts or helps Trump.
We saw a rise in support after the Mar-a-Lago raid, so some believe it will help Trump.
Trump is already playing the victim card on this, however, so I think it could hurt him.
To me, he is projecting weakness instead of strength, something his base is not quite used to seeing.
Trump literally called himself a "victim" when he announced his candidacy, which I believe was a huge mistake.
Quite frankly, I believe this is all starting to get to him to the point he is feeling defeated a bit.
As a voter, my main concern is what happens if he gets indicted just before the election, a risk that I just think is too much with what is at stake.
Is it playing into the narrative Democrats want? Yes, it is, but can we really risk having a nominee that could wind up in jail before election day?
Again, this is not about supporting or not supporting Trump.
This is about having a viable candidate that can beat the Democrat nominee in November 2024… nothing else.
Source: Fox News