Sock it to ‘em, baby! That’s the attack attitude that Americans need to have against radical leftists and the feds.
Republicans should have learned decades ago from the king of Democrats – Bill Clinton – who twisted words and the law to trick federal investigators and prosecutors.
You may hate Slick Willie, but he was smarter than his political opponents and smiled like the Cheshire Cat while he slinked away from the long arm of the law.
Speaking of cats and fighting federal prosecutors, former President Donald Trump just launched a Clinton-like legal defense that might prove ingenious. He’s letting all the world learn about what he dubs the “Clinton socks” defense.
Smiling Bill and his never-a-president wife, Hillary, both took government documents home with them without being prosecuted. ‘Ole Bill even stuffed audio tape recordings in his sock drawer after his presidency. From Breitbart:
The “Clinton Socks” case did not involve President Bill Clinton’s cat, whose name happened to be “Socks,” but rather an infamous episode in which Bill Clinton stuffed 79 audio tape recordings in his sock drawer after his presidency. Clinton later claimed the tapes were personal records not subject to the President Records Act of 1978 (PRA), despite allegations they contained classified information and conversations with foreign leaders.
But is this a legitimate legal defense for Trump? Not if you listen to mainstream media who have called the strategy “idiotic” and even worse. These Trump haters should listen to the man who tried to prosecute Clinton.
Judicial Watch’s Michael Bekesha opined in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that a President can choose what records to keep or return to the National Archives. Bekesha said he understood this well because, as he put it, “I know because I’m the lawyer who lost the ‘Clinton sock drawer’ case.”
And there is more in this drawer of legal goodies that could smack this federal prosecutor back to the swamp in Trump’s case.
In the “Clinton Socks” case, the tapes contained troves of private interviews conducted with historian Taylor Branch while Clinton was in office that allegedly recorded phone calls and discussions Clinton had as part of his official duties. The court’s opinion in the “Clinton Socks” case states that the sole authority to classify records pursuant to the (PRA) rests solely with the president, and that the National Archives does not have any authority regarding classification, nor can it seize presidential records.
How could Smith miss all this? Was he too hurried to indict by President Joe Biden and the rainbow gang in D.C.? Mr. Smith may be sent back to Washington all wet and cranky after coughing up a fur ball on this one.
Trump is facing serious time in jail, but this novel Clinton socks defense strategy may be enough to keep his drawers clean… and not have to use the prison laundry.
All jokes aside, we hope Trump’s defense strategy is enough to throw out this case like yesterday’s cat litter.
- Bill Clinton’s sneaky legal tactics may save Donald Trump.
- Federal prosecutor hunting Trump may lose to a “sock” defense.
- Trump’s ingenious legal defense strategy may lead to a rock ‘em, sock ‘em court battle.