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Mike Johnson’s Sleazy New Scheme to Protect Trump Should Fire Up Dems

With Republicans hatching vile plans to shield Donald Trump from further prosecution, Representative Eric Swalwell explains how Democrats can go on offense against Trump’s criminality.

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House Speaker Mike Johnson in Washington, D.C., on June 4

In the wake of Donald Trump’s criminal conviction, House Speaker Mike Johnson and Republicans are ramping up with sordid new efforts to use their congressional powers to protect Trump from other ongoing prosecutions. This gives Democrats an opening to hammer Republicans for aiding and abetting Trump’s nonstop quest to place himself above the law. Yet some Democrats seem reluctant to engage this fight. We talked to California Representative Eric Swalwell, who breaks down the absurdity of the GOP’s various tacticsand how Democrats can go on offense against them. Listen to this episode here.