Joe Biden Takes Personal Glee in Trump’s Mugshot – In what looks like a pretty classless move and unbecoming of a president, Joe Biden seems to take personal glee watching the legal travails against his rival former President Donald Trump unfold.
Reporters asked Biden if he had seen his predecessor’s mugshot. Biden replied with his characteristic smirk and said with characteristic Schadenfreude, “I did see it on television. Handsome guy.”
Trump became the first former president in history to have his mugshot taken.
The president currently is on vacation and talked with reporters from where his family is staying in Lake Tahoe.
New York Times Suggests Joe Biden Wanted Trump Prosecuted
Biden’s personal involvement in triggering these prosecutions has been suggested by some Republicans due to a March New York Times article in which the president is alleged to have expressed frustration with Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“But he does have opinions. In the past, Mr. Biden privately told his close circle of advisers that Mr. Trump posed a threat to democracy and should be prosecuted for his role in the events of Jan. 6, according to two people familiar with his comments,” the Times said. “He also told confidants that he wanted Attorney General Merrick B. Garland to stop acting like a ponderous judge and to take decisive action.”
He had the same smirk and snarky laughter last November when he responded to a reporter’s question about Trump’s intent to run against him saying, “We just have to demonstrate that he will not take power if he does run, making sure he — under legitimate efforts of our Constitution — does not become the next president again.”
Joe Biden Denies Involvement in Trump Prosecutions
When Biden was asked if he had pressured the Justice Department to prosecute Trump he replied to the reporter who asked the question by wagging his finger saying, “I have never once. Not one single time suggested to the Justice Department what they should do or not do of whether they should bring a charge or not bring a charge. I’m honest.”
Forensic psychologists note that finger-wagging is often a sign someone is lying. Biden likewise pointed his finger at reporters at a 1987 press conference after which he was revealed to have lied about his law school record, an episode that led to him bowing out of the 1988 presidential race.
Former White House Trump Press Secretary turned Fox News host Kayleigh McAnany called Biden’s raspy claim to being honest “a little creepy.” Psychologists also note that a person who is not being truthful often will have a creaky voice.
“There are four ways to say no comment. He’s really good at that,” McAnany said. “That’s stunning. Biden privately said that Trump should be prosecuted for January 6th, and he wanted Merrick Garland to take decisive action. That is an explosive allegation buried in the New York Times. They’re quick to brag when their reporting is confirmed by a Jack Smith indictment. All you have to do is to look at their Twitter feeds.”
In the event of an impeachment inquiry, Republicans should consider investigating Joe Biden’s role in the unprecedented blizzard of 91 criminal charges against Trump.
The president’s gleeful body language and The New York Times’ reporting suggest that something is incorrect. Congress should investigate.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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