Mehdi Hasan Destroys GOP’s Key Pro-Trump Argument

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It’s the notion that if he could be indicted and prosecuted, so could anyone else.

“If they can come for President Trump, they can come for you too,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a Trump loyalist, wrote on Twitter after the former president was indicted on 37 federal charges in the classified documents scandal.

Some version of that has been frequently repeated by others in Trump’s corner.

But Hasan made short work of that argument by listing people the Trump administration put in prison for the very same crimes the former president now stands accused of.

And he did it in a minute:

“So to be clear, Trump was fine with prosecuting people under the Espionage Act for taking classified documents home,” he concluded.

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