(USA Features) The prosecution of the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, is aimed at keeping the former president, Donald Trump, off-guard so he can’t criticize the Biden administration’s policies, political consultant Dick Morris said on Sunday.
In an interview on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show on WABC 770 AM in New York City, hosted by John Catsimatidis, Morris said Democrats want to shut Trump up because “he’s too effective” and “too important.”
Morris, who was a top political adviser to President Bill Clinton, said that the prosecutions aren’t “retribution for the past or prevention for the future.”
“It’s to shut him up in the present. Because they can’t have him running around telling people the truth about what’s going on under Biden,” the political consultant offered.
Trump’s recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border to highlight the current and worsening migrant crisis there, along with increasingly larger rallies he has been holding, made clear to prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and New York Attorney General’s office “that they want to do everything they can to keep him quiet.
“Part of this is intimidation, because they figure they’ll sweep up people in his organization. Maybe they will turn on him.… like Michael Cohen did,” he added.
“Trump has become the most effective, and perhaps the only, spokesman for the Republican Party,” Morris continued.
“There is no other national figure dissenting from Biden‘s policies and laying out how disastrous they are. Whether it be immigration, or his inflation policies, or his welfare policies,” he added.
“There’s only one person that’s really making the case. And that’s Donald Trump.”
Morris agreed with Catsimatidis’ suggestion that the New York prosecutions were similar to political prosecutions seen in third-world countries, adding that it’s important to “put that in the context of the fact that Trump did not go after Hillary” Clinton, who was accused of serial mishandling of classified emails and materials.
“There was no indictment. There was no real investigation. The Clinton Foundation skated through without a problem,” he said.