Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Lock him up! Why is repeat offender Donald Trump still a free man?

Simon Tisdall
Sîmn Tizdl

Loc him p! Ẃ z rpit ofndr Doṇld Trump stl a fri man?

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 23 May 2021)

Ɖ xprezidnt z akzd v abys v pǎr, frōd, tax iveźn n mor, bt h hz nt bn ćarjd wɖ enʈñ

Sîmn Tizdl, 23 Me 2021

Donald Trump leaving Trump Tower in New York; he sees himself as a sort of ‘king over the water’ Photograph: James Devaney/GC Images
Doṇld Trump līvñ Trump Tǎr in Ny Yorc; h siz himslf az a sort v ‘cñ ovr ɖ wōtr’ Foṭgraf: Jemz Dveni/GC Iṃjz

A  sudn fōl fṛm pǎr olwz cmz hard. Cñ Alfrid wz rdyst t sculcñ in a Suṃsét bog. A dstrōt Npołn tōct t cofi bśz on St Hlena. Emprr Hîli S’lasi v Īʈiopia huñ arnd ɖ haḅdaśri dpartmnt v Joli’z in Baʈ. Yganda’z Idi Amīn plotd bludi rvnj fṛm a Novotél in Jeda. Onli Alfrid ɖ Gret md a s’xesfl cm-bac.

Ol v ẃć brñz s t Doṇld Trump, cuṛntli in xîl at hiz lux̣́riclub in Bedminstr, Ny Jrzi. Winjñ amd ɖ maṇkrd grīnz n buncrz v hiz xclūsiv golfcors, ɖ dfitd prezidnt rcōlz an ejñ Bóni Prins Ćarli – a sort v “cñ ovr ɖ wōtr” wɖ wōtrfīćrz. Lîc dpozd līdrz ʈrt hisṭri, h obsesz abt a rtrn t pǎr.

Yt az Senit mnoṛtilīdr Mić McConl muvz t cil of a 9/11-stîl naśnl cmiśn t invstget ɖ 6 Jańri Cápitl Hil inṣrex́n, ɖ presñ qsćn z nt ẃɖr Trump cn mnten cult-lîc swe ovr Rpublicnz, or īvn ẃɖr h wl run agn in 2024. Ɖ qsćn ɖt śd most cnsrn Americnz hu cer abt dmocṛsi z: ẃ z’nt Trump in jel?

Ɖ fact h z nt, n hz nt bn ćarjd wɖ enʈñ, z a jenyin puzl – sm mt se a scandl, īvn a cnspiṛsi. Trump’s acćl n ptnśl criminl rapśīt loñ prīdets ɖ Cápitl sīj. It includz alejd abysz v pǎr, obstrux́n v justis, frōd, tax iveźn, Ruśn munilōnḍrñ, ilex́ntamṗrñ, conflicts v inṭrest, huśmuni brîbz, asaṣneśn – n a lot v lîz.

Let’s tec ɖz aḷgeśnz wn at a tîm. District v C’lumbia invstgetrz se ɖe hv ćarjd 410 ppl ovr ɖ Cápitl brīć. Sm cd b traid fr plotñ t oṿʈro ɖ YS guvnmnt – a crîm puniśbl bî p t 20 yirz in prizn – or īvn fr mrdr, gvn ɖt fîv ppl daid.

Yt Trump, hu rjd s’portrz at a Wośñtn rali ɖt de t “fît lîc hel” t stop Congres srṭfayñ hiz ilex́nlos, z nt amñ ɖm. H hz nt īvn bn qsćnd ovr hiz indispytbli piṿtl rǒl.

Fr śr, Trump wz impićt – bt h dclînd t apir bfr Congres, n Rpublicn tǒdiz md a moc̣ri v ɖ proses, votñ t aqit him v insaitñ inṣrex́n. In Marć, DC atrni Mîcl Śrwin sd fedṛl invstgeśnz involvñ Trump r stl undr we. “Mbi ɖ prezidnt z culṗbl,” h ḿzd. Bt updets abt ɖs ci aspect v ɖ afer r un’cǎntbli lacñ.

L’tiśa Jemz, Ny Yorc’s atrni-jenṛl, last wīc cnfrmd a criminl invstgeśn intu alejd roñduwñ bî Trump’s biznis empîr. Ɖs inqîri z runñ in tandm wɖ anɖr criminl invstgeśn intu ɖ Trump Orġnîześn bî ɖ Manhatn district atrni, Sîṛs Vans. Alejd fōls acǎntñ n tax ireğlaṛtiz apir t b ɖ mn foc̣s.

Yt ɖz loñ-runñ invstgeśnz lac tanɉbl rzults. Nr d ɖe apir t b xaṃnñ ptnṣ́li mor p’liticli iluṃnetñ aḷgeśnz sć az Trump’s dīlñz wɖ Vlajīmir Pūćin n Ruśa’z oligarcs, munilōnḍrñ via ɖ Ny Yorc proṗtimarcit, n ɖ past rǒl v dsgrest Deutsche Bank. Ẃl clemñ it’s ol a “wićhunt”, Trump me b hapi fr ɖz liṃtd inqîriz t drag on indefiṇtli.

Ẃ, mnẃl, hz Trump nt olrdi bn arend on ćarjz v obstrux́n v justis n abys v pǎr? Xacli tū yirz ago, speśl cǎnsl Roḅt Mueller sáitd 10 instnsz v ɖ ɖen prezidnt alejidli obstructñ invstgeśnz intu c’luźn btwn ɖ Trump 2016 campen n Ruśa. Ɖe includd hiz fîrñ v ɖ FBI d’rectr, Jemz Comi, n an atmt t sác Mueller himslf.

Mueller plenli indcetd ɖr wz a ces t ansr, bt sd h wz unebl t brñ indîtmnts. “A prezidnt canot b ćarjd wɖ a fedṛl crîm ẃl h z in ofis,” h sd. Īvn f ɖt z līġli c’rect, Trump z no longr in ofis. Meric Garḷnd, Wiłm Bar’z ʈancḟli les Yraia Hīp-iś s’xesr az atrni-jenṛl, śd b ol ovr ɖs. Ẃ z’nt h?

Trump’s wel-atstd atmts t indys Jorja stet ofiślz t mnipylet Nvmbr’z ilex́ncǎnt in hiz fevr wr a crîm, Fŭltn Cǎnti proṣktrz sjst. F so, ẃ ɖ dle? Ćarj him! Ad t ɖ rapśīt aḷgeśnz v ɖ xprezidnt c’ruptli ćaṇlñ YS taxpeyr n foṛn fundz intu hiz hotel n rzort bizṇsz.

“Speśl-inṭrest grūps lîcli spent mor ɖn $13 miłn at Trump proṗtiz” in ordr t gen axes n inflụns, Sitiznz fr Rsponsbiḷti n Eʈics in Wośñtn, an indipndnt woćdog, rports. Ɖs tiṗfaid an admiṇstreśn “marct bî slf-inṭrest, proḟtirñ at ɖ hîist levlz, n mor ɖn 3,700 conflicts v inṭrest”.

In śort, Trump, hu promist t “dren ɖ swomp”, wodld ni-dīp in slīz. So invstget n ćarj him!

Trump hz mć t ansr fr inṭnaśṇli, tù. Ɖ YN sz ɖ asaṣneśn h ordrd last yir, wɖt just cōz, v an Ireńn jenṛl, Qasem Sŭḷmani, wz an unlwfl act – poṣbli a worcrîm. N f ol ɖt z nt inuf, ɖen cnsidr – fṛm a moṛl f nt a līgl standpônt – ɖ ʈǎzndz v avôḍbl Covid-19 deʈs atribytbl t Trump’s dnaylizm, stypidti n reclis incompitns.

It’s trūli strenj ɖt in a land v lwz, Trump stl wōcs fri, strutñ arnd hiz fansi-pants golfcors, holdñ $250,000 a hed fundrezrz, ivedñ justis, incuṛjñ sdiśn, n dêli blogñ dvîsiv bîl abt a stoḷn ilex́n. Ɖ Big Chūna pédlz ɖ Big Lî. Ẃt uɖr slf-rspctñ cuntri wd alǎ it?

Ɖ dsmeyñ ansr me b ɖt t loc him p – ɖ fet h wśt on Hiḷri Clintn – wd b t risc anɖr inṣrex́n. Ɖt’s ɖ last ʈñ Jo Bîdn n America’z wobli dmocṛsi nīdz. Bt letñ him gt awe wɖ it harmz dmocṛsi, tù. In ofis, Trump rūld bî lwlisnis n fir. In xîl, fir cīps him bynd ɖ rīć v ɖ lw.

Instroduction to Ñspel

24/05/2021

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