Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Special Counsel Jack Smith arrives on August 1, 2023, to give remarks on a recently unsealed indictment that includes four felony counts against former President Donald Trump. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“I think all of the cases should be dealt with before November,” Nikki Haley said Thursday when asked about Donald Trump’s many pending criminal trials. “We need to know what’s going to happen before it, before the presidency happens, because after that, should he become president, I don’t think any of it’s going to get heard.”

“I just think a president has to live according to the laws, too,” she added. “You don’t get complete immunity.”

You can count on one hand the number of Republicans with a national profile who are willing to lend that much public credence to the prosecutions against him. Day by day, hour by hour, Haley is inching closer to “the full Liz.”

And not a moment too soon, as her candidacy isn’t long for this world.

But she’s not going to get her wish. It’s far more likely that none of Trump’s criminal cases will be resolved before Election Day than that all of them will.

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