Speaking to reporters at the end of an audience with the President of the Republic at the Belém Palace in Lisbon, André Ventura said he told Marcelo Rebel de Souza that “not to be careful not to exert any influence on the President of the Assembly of the Republic, the possibility of an escalation of physical, verbal and political conflict real.”
Noting that “the atmosphere is very tense,” the leader of the far-right party stressed that “no one wants to see situations in parliament, as we have seen in other countries of the world, in which there are deputies quarreling with each other, almost to the very hilt in the chamber.”
“Everything happens because the atmosphere inside the semi-cycle, where political energy was supposed to be dissipated, is stuffy and limited by the chairman of the Assembly of the Republic,” he said.
In Chega’s opinion, “the only figure who can get the attention of Augusto Santos Silva is Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa” and the head of state should “ensure the serenity of the environment” by asking for his intervention.
At the meeting, which lasted about 45 minutes and which Andre Ventura was attended by the leadership of the parliamentary group, Chega asked to discuss with the head of state how the President of the Assembly of the Republic conducts parliamentary work. .
President Chegi also stated that he had a “feeling” that the President of the Republic was “receptive to the arguments” he heard, “regardless of the actions he might take”, and that “he was sensitive to the situation in the country”. an absolute majority and a possible gag on the democracy the country faces”, as well as “arguments about the constant curtailment of freedom”.
Hours after it was revealed that the FBI raided his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Donald Trump posted a campaign video on his Pravda social network, fueling rumors that he was preparing to announce his re-election to the presidency.
The video, which is nearly four minutes long, begins in black and white with the sound of thunder and the former president’s voice announcing that America is “a nation in decline.”
Trump lists what he says are the country’s problems and failures, and then the video is shown in color with an upbeat message because “soon we’ll have greatness again.”
Rumors that Donald Trump wants to announce his re-run in the 2024 presidential election have been circulating for weeks and have been resurrected with this video posted today after the searches, which point to a criminal investigation into the former president.
Speaking at the conservative CPAC forum on Saturday about a possible 2024 candidacy, Trump said “maybe it needs to be done” while presenting himself as “harassed” by Democrats.
“If I had stayed at home, the persecution of Donald Trump would have stopped immediately, but I can’t do that because I love my country and I love the people.”he said.
“America’s return will begin in November and will continue at an unstoppable pace that we will create in November 2024.”said another in a speech for almost two hours.
Reacting to the search for a potential Republican nominee, former U.S. Attorney Dennis Aftergut told NBC News today that the Justice Department’s move against Trump would “only spur” his presidential ambitions.
“Trump may believe that the indictment will help his political profile by furthering the campaign’s enduring theme that he is a reviled martyr.”says Aftergut.
The former prosecutor also emphasized that even if Trump is charged and found guilty of the crime, it will be sometime before November 2024, and this will give him the opportunity to say that he will appeal the verdict and may remain in the race.
Political scientist Jeffrey Cummins recently told Lusa that investigating and prosecuting a potential president is uncharted territory in American history.
“It is not clear what will happen if a criminal case is initiated and Trump wins the election. We’ve never had such a situation.”he said.
The events in Mar-a-Lago provoked a strong reaction from conservative commentators and supporters of Donald Trump, some of whom spoke of “war” and “civil war”. Such was the case with white supremacist Nicholas J. Fuentes, website The Gateway Pundit, and commentator Stephen Crowder.
The FBI searches, according to sources cited by various media sources and confirmed by his son Eric Trump, are related to classified documents that Donald Trump removed from the White House and took to his residence in Mar-a-Lago without permission, which is a crime. .
Section 18/2071 of the US Penal Code prohibits the concealment, removal, mutilation, deletion, or destruction of documents belonging to the US government. Punishment can range from a fine to three years in prison, and if convicted, the defendant can no longer hold official positions.
In January, the National Archives discovered that Trump had taken home 15 boxes of documents, including items containing classified national security information, and briefed Congress.
An FBI search warrant had to be authorized by senior Justice Department officials and signed by a federal judge if there were strong indications that a crime had been committed.
With Trump’s possible re-run for president, Trump and the Republican Party are accusing the Justice Department, led by Merrick Garland, of politicizing justice and using it as a weapon against political opponents.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has vowed to investigate Garland and the Department if Republicans regain control in the November midterm elections, as polls predict.
But former U.S. Attorney Brian Jacobs told NPR radio that the political calendar cannot pause or speed up criminal investigations.
“I think prosecutors in the Justice Department know they can’t choose the timing of investigations or criminal charges to influence any election.”.
Donald Trump says he is a “victim” of the FBI. Republicans talk about political attack
After the FBI ransacked the home of the former President of the United States, early Monday morning Donald Trump, several family members and members of the Republican Party point to illegal police actions and “political persecution.”
“After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home is inappropriate,” Donald Trump said in a statement, accusing Democratic rivals of using the U.S. Department of Justice as a weapon to stop him from doing so. run in the 2024 presidential election.
The children of the former president also spoke out in favor of Trump. Eric and Donald Junior say the FBI’s investigation is worthy of a “third world country” and a “banana republic.”
Former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes in a conspiracy against a businessman and political leader: “Overt politicization of the DOJ/FBI is shameful. The Attorney General must explain why these searches delayed justice for 250 years.”
Rep. Ronnie Jackson even says the FBI has “officially become an enemy of the people.”
The FBI is led by Christopher Ray, who was appointed by Donald Trump in 2017. Officially, investigators have not yet commented on the searches, but US media sources indicate that Donald Trump could have taken confidential documents from the White House without permission.
The escalation of violence that has engulfed the political arena has taken another victim. The birthday party, which had former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) as its theme, ended tragically after a political antagonist intruded and fired a gun, killing the birthday boy. A police spokesman in the case said it was not a political crime.
And how is a murder with a clearly political motive not a political crime? Sometimes there are such things in the law: it has its own logic. This “magic” created by the codes is not always pleasant, but this time we must give a justification to the law.
Attributing a crime to a political one is not limited only to the motivation of the perpetrator, but also to the actual or potential consequences of the action. Thus, it takes a crime to endanger national sovereignty, democracy, territorial integrity, or the head of any of the Union powers. The gruesome murder may have been politically motivated, but the perpetrator’s intended consequences were limited to the party and its members.
There is no rule relating exclusively to political motivation; thus, this type of motivation corresponds to the concept of abomination, which, in the language of criminal law, is a particularly heinous and heinous crime. Since murder qualifies as hooliganism, the crime is punished more severely. Thus, there is no political crime, but there is a crime in politics.
Besides the issue of the infamous crime in politics, there is another dimension, much more complex, that deserves attention: the politics of crime.
The aggressor was reportedly traveling with his wife and child when he fell out with his political opponents. He left them both safely and returned for a rematch. From the killer’s point of view, he was definitely not a killer, but a patriot or some sort of hero against a villain.
The Manichaean understanding of life, projected into politics, allows for family conflicts, broken friendships, and even marriages, which have been widely reported. Exposing yourself as the bearer of absolute truth allows you to confront the enemy as a hero who must defeat the villain. This kind of absolute contraction is characteristic of religions whose dogmas are guided by love, mercy and tolerance.
Politics, on the other hand, has other dogmas, as it is a stage for disputes over power and ideas. Presenting oneself as the holder of sacred truth outside the religious scene is usually the fuel for the generality of historical atrocities. The politics of crime is born only in the absence of minimum cultural and educational standards, replacing persuasion with knowledge.
There is no other way to suppress criminal politics than to reconsider one’s own convictions, to make room for listening to the opinions of others, no matter how much one wants to convince the other of one’s opinions. In politics, as in science, belief is the worst enemy of consensus, and without a minimum of consensus, there is no nation, only a handful of people shooting at each other.
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