House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) underscored Wednesday night that the politically-motivated indictment of former President Donald Trump has set a precedent Democrats may soon come to regret.
Comer, who is presently investigating President Joe Biden's suspect foreign dealings, told "Fox & Friends" that he recently fielded two calls, "one from a county attorney in Kentucky and one from a county attorney in Tennessee."
"They were Republican, obviously, both states are heavily Republican. They want to know if there are ways they can go after the Bidens now," said Comer.
Former federal prosecutor Ankush Khardori noted in the New York Times that Alvin Bragg — the Democratic Manhattan district attorney who elevated misdemeanor charges against Trump to felonies in an apparent effort to make good on his promise to take the presidential candidate down — has set a "dangerous precedent."
"Mr. Bragg may have been the first local prosecutor to do it, but he will probably not be the last. Every local prosecutor in the country will now feel that he or she has free rein to criminally investigate and prosecute presidents after they leave office," wrote Khardori. "Democrats currently cheering the charges against Mr. Trump may feel differently if — or when — a Democrat, perhaps even President Biden, ends up on the receiving end of a similar effort by any of the thousands of prosecutors elected to local office, eager to make a name for themselves by prosecuting a former president of the United States."
According to Comer, Democrats may not have to wait long to reap the whirlwind.
Democrats have "opened a can of worms," said Comer. "They’ve set precedents now that we can’t go back on."
Rather than working ardently to address local problems and relieve stress on an already overwhelmed judicial system, Comer suggested, "Now you’re going to start having ambitious political people like Alvin Bragg try to make a name for themselves and go after big pie-in-the-sky federal cases. And it’s just not a good path that we need to go forward on in our judiciary."
Ambition is not limited to Democratic operatives, however.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told the New York Post that in the aftermath of the Trump indictment, "All bets are off. You can expect grand jury indictments of leftist politicians like Biden, [former House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer as surely as night follows day."
On Twitter, Fitton raised the possibility of also indicting the likes of former President Barack Obama, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former FBI director James Comey and other Democratic icons.
"You can be sure that there are prosecutors across Florida and Texas right now who are looking for a state law hook into the Biden family," Fitton added. "And if they’re not, they’re not doing their jobs."
Former Neil Gorsuch law clerk and legal expert Mike Davis told the Post, "Republicans need to learn how to take off the gloves and put on the brass knuckles and break glass jaws — politically and legally, not physically."
"If New York can turn a routine settlement of a business dispute seven years ago into a felony, I think our Republican AGs and DAs should get creative," added Davis, adding that "two wrongs don't make it right, but it makes it even."
Davis suggested that addressing the alleged wrongs committed by Biden and members of his family may help even the score, noting its potential: "You just need probable cause. A grand jury can indict a ham sandwich."
Comer and the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability recently detailed how members of the Biden family took millions of dollars from a Chinese energy company linked to the genocidal regime in Beijing. They also poked holes in the Biden White House's narrative concerning his handling of secret government documents. If these or other alleged improprieties can be linked to offenses of concern to various red states, prosecutors may be looking at something more than ham sandwiches.
Khardori indicated Republican prosecutors could find creative ways to bring down Biden and the first son.
"Say [Biden] ran a business or nonprofit that arguably inflated its financial condition in order to secure office space. That could form the basis of an investigation into whether he committed a crime by fraudulently obtaining property or credit," wrote Khardori.
Failure on the part of Republican attorneys to strike back might prove the right toothless, but it would also prove leftist linguist Noam Chomsky wrong on another issue.
"The Republicans will be furiously seeking revenge and may try to pin Biden with something," said Chomsky.
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