Gaetz bid for Trump immunity could set a historic precedent in Congress

by Jason Collins

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As President Trump faces a third indictment that many Americans are calling politically motivated, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has come up with a bold new plan that he believes could not only immunize President Trump from Jack Smith’s attacks but set a historical precedent in Congress.  

In light of prosecutor Jack Smith’s latest protective order to limit what President Trump shares with the public, Gaetz has proposed a bold and dramatic plan. Gaetz feels that this fight is not just for President Trump’s immunization but to fight against the corrupt Democratic administration.

During an interview on the Charlie Kirk show, which Real Clear Politics reported on, Gaetz explained who they are really fighting. “I think we misunderstand the fight that we are in,” he said. “Right now, we have the Department of Justice functioning as the enforcement wing of the Democratic Party,”

Not only will it be a good idea for President Trump to testify before the House as a whistleblower so that all preexisting immunity protections are triggered and will stall the investigations.

This will also set a historical precedent for Congress as Jack Smith will become the first prosecutor to bring a case to Congress while under criminal contempt himself.

To do this, Gaetz explains that they would have to get Jack Smith to give a transcribed interview to the House within the next 15 days. If he does not do this, Gaetz explained that they will issue him a subpoena. If Smith ignores that, he will be held in criminal contempt of Congress.

Furthermore, if Attorney General Merrick Garland does not enforce the charges of contempt, then impeachment proceedings will be sought against him. Doing this will expose the corruption of the Department of Justice and the Biden Administration.

Gaetz also believes that this plan will show the American people that Congress does have an active part in election interference. In the interview, he said, “I think that is a tremendous disservice to the Constitution when we are facing an election interference operation, not a legitimate prosecution.”

So, as bold as this plan is, can it be done?

In the interview, Kirk questioned if this could be done and, if so, when it was used recently. Gaetz’s response was, “Well, it hasn’t been used recently. Congress is granted the authority to do so “in 18 U.S.C. 6002 and 6005.”

Gaetz’s plan could be a way to expose the corrupt DOJ and how these charges against Trump are just election interference.

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