DOJ Probe into Donald Trump is a ‘Criminal’ Case Now


They don’t call Donald Trump ‘Teflon Don’ for no reason, and this week presents the former President with another opportunity to show the nation just how slick he is.

As a number of investigations surrounding Trump continue to roll on, the latest news from the bowels of the Biden administration has created a dangerous new escalation in their own probe of Trump’s behavior, setting up an already divided nation for ever more turbulence in the coming weeks.

The Justice Department is investigating President Donald Trump’s actions as part of its criminal probe of efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, according to four people familiar with the matter.

The fact that the probe was now considered “criminal” is a troubling development, and the DOJ’s line of attack is two-pronged.

The first centers on seditious conspiracy and conspiracy to obstruct a government proceeding, the type of charges already filed against individuals who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and on two leaders of far-right groups, Stewart Rhodes and Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, who did not breach the Capitol but were allegedly involved in planning the day’s events.

The second involves potential fraud associated with the false-electors scheme or with pressure Trump and his allies allegedly put on the Justice Department and others to falsely claim that the election was rigged and votes were fraudulently cast.

Recent subpoenas obtained by The Post show that two Arizona state legislators were ordered to turn over communications with “any member, employee, or agent of Donald J. Trump or any organization advocating in favor of the 2020 re-election of Donald J. Trump, including ‘Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.’ ”

By taking aim at Trump, the Biden administration is feeding the nigh-insatiable notion that our country is headed toward a grand divide.