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Rachel Maddow urges Trump to organize for felony proceedings following the Supreme Court docket tax return ruling

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow painted a bleak picture for Donald Trump on Monday night, stating that the Supreme Court's decision to allow the ex-president's tax returns to be published could spell criminal proceedings against Trump.

"What the Supreme Court launched today doesn't affect the federal prosecutor and the whole SDNY mess," said Maddow. "These are prosecutors and their case is moving forward, and now there really is … the surprising prospect of a criminal case against a former US president."

The MSNBC host said that while New York prosecutors are pushing their case against Trump, new attorney general Merrick Garland needs to find out why William Barr used the Justice Department to protect the former president.

"One of the things Merrick Garland needs to sort out if he's confirmed as the country's next attorney general is why his predecessor, William Barr, relied personally on prosecutors at SDNY for weeks to try to exonerate them on this case," she said .

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According to Rachel Maddow, future Attorney General Merrick Garland must do what Bill Barr never did: hold Donald Trump accountable for his crimes. #maddow pic.twitter.com/5WUAJPBu2l

– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) February 23, 2021

Maddow said:

Many questions still remain unanswered as to what happened to Person 1's guilt in this case, let alone the President's business and those who signed those fake checks on Michael Cohen that really made repayments for those he committed but disguised Crimes to fund the campaign were like business expenses. One of the things Merrick Garland needs to sort out when he is confirmed as the country's next attorney general is why his predecessor, William Barr, personally relied on prosecutors at SDNY for weeks to get them to simplify the case. And then Barr finally fired the US attorney in charge of that office. Merrick Garland will have to sort that out. The solution to this cannot be to not do it again. The solution to this must be accountability for those who have abused the Justice Department and the judicial process in a way that is designed to protect the President from accountability when it actually does. But what happened here, what the Supreme Court started today, doesn't concern the federal prosecutor's office and the whole SDNY mess. These are prosecutors and their case is moving forward, and now there really is … the surprising prospect of a criminal case against a former US president.

Justice comes for Donald Trump

Donald Trump spent four years in the White House abusing his office while Republicans in Congress and his fixer in the Justice Department looked the other way.

But last November, the American people came out in record numbers to tell Trump that he was fired.

Now, without the presidency protecting him from accountability, a judicial freight train is heading towards Donald Trump.

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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.

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