Elizabeth Stauffer of the Washington Examiner documents the latest stage in Democrats’ war against Donald Trump.

Democrats say the most extraordinary things.

Last week, Hillary Clinton joined attorney Marc Elias on his Defending Democracy podcast. Elias, you may recall, famously hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS and laundered Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funds through his law firm, Perkins Coie, in April 2016 to pay for the creation of the Steele dossier.

In her typical inflammatory fashion, Clinton said, “[Former President Donald] Trump is, like, gaga over [Russian President Vladimir] Putin because Putin does what he would like to do: Kill his opposition, imprison his opposition, drive journalists and others into exile, rule without any check or balance.

“That’s what Trump really wants,” Clinton continued. “And so we have to be very conscious of how he sees the world because, in that world, he only sees strongmen leaders. He sees Putin, he sees [Chinese President] Xi [Jinping], he sees Kim Jong Un in North Korea. Those are the people he is modeling himself after.”

Clinton was simply doing what Democrats always do: accusing their enemies of doing and thinking precisely what they are actually doing and thinking.

Democrats are discovering that weaponizing the law against Trump in order to bleed him dry financially while simultaneously keeping him off the campaign trail is simply not enough. Despite these unprecedented and desperate measures, Trump is still beating President Joe Biden in key battleground states. The unhappy reality is that their lawfare campaign against Trump, relentless as it’s been, isn’t working out quite the way they had anticipated.

As Democrats rack their brains to come up with new and more creative ways to destroy the former president, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), ​​ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has turned his attention to previously uncharted territory: Trump’s personal safety.