New York Times Says Prosecuting Trump is ‘Necessary’

In a classic rush to judgment, the New York Times Editorial Board last week called for the Department of Justice to indict former President Donald Trump on charges concerning the 2020 election and Jan. 6 demonstration at the Capitol.

The Times said that Attorney General Merrick Garland should proceed with the indictment. It accused the former president of both “schemes to interfere with the certification” of the Electoral College vote and inspiring the demonstrators.

The so-called “newspaper of record” claimed that Trump carried out an “unprecedented assault” on U.S. democracy, and that as a result it requires a criminal investigation.

It also praised the “meticulous” work of Nancy Pelosi’s hand-selected Jan. 6 committee. That committee, for the record, includes only two Republicans, and both now say they will support Democratic candidates this November.

It is that same committee that has called no witnesses to argue against any of the foregone conclusions it went into its “investigation” with. There has been no hearing of testimony or seeing evidence to the contrary of what its chosen witnesses have brought forth.

The Times’ liberal-leaning editorial board accused Trump of using federal and state officials to undermine the will of the people and subvert the Constitution. It called his asking of legitimate questions a “furious attempt to remain in power.”

When that failed, the paper said he “roused an armed mob” that “stormed” the Capitol building and threatened legislators.

Since an indictment requires criminal acts, the paper described communications with state officials in Georgia and Arizona in which Trump and his colleagues asked about vote counts. It also cited his efforts to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to send the results back to the states.

This is the same editorial board that previously supported Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. It also referred to the unprecedented raid on the former president’s home in making its editorial case.

The New York Times is hardly an impartial disseminator of the daily news. Rather, it is a partisan advocate for liberal causes and spreads the rhetoric of the left while giving it a veneer of respectability.