Adams began his treatment of the indictment with a comparison to another investigation involving another former president of the United States.
“This is not Watergate,” he said. Adams claimed that with Watergate evidence was presented to the public, and because the evidence was overwhelming, addressing the criminal behavior was uncontroversial with the American people.
Adams then said that the public’s response will differ radically if they are not presented with evidence in Trump’s case, but rather given descriptions of documents that they cannot verify.
“If you put a living ex-president who is running for office in prison – in prison – and you don’t let the public see the evidence, because it’s private, it’s all secret stuff, no,” Adams said, explaining that unverifiable evidence is insufficient to convince the American people that Biden’s appointees may jail their bosses primary political opponent. “Let me just say this as clearly as possible,” Adams continued, “No! No! No, that’s not gonna happen.”
Adams clarified that he was not predicting political events.
“Now I don’t know what will happen,” he said. “But I’ll tell you what’s not gonna happen. You’re not gonna put the f**king president in jail… prison, you’re not gonna put the f**king president in prison without showing us the evidence.”
Adams, and the American people, have good reason to be suspicious of claims made by federal intelligence officers about President Trump. We now know that the FBI’s connections to Fusion GPS played a significant role in creating the phony anti-Trump smear, the Steele Dossier.
Indeed, affidavits suggest that the FBI may have even planted the phony anti-Trump information.
Adam’s concluding comments, in that light, were well suited for the occasion and trust necessary to believe the indictment was created in good faith.
“Now if you can’t show us the evidence, F**k You!”