Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online analyzes the various legal actions targeting former President Donald Trump.

What’s real, and what’s hyperbole? It is not always easy to tell in the unprecedented lawfare campaign being pursued against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by Democratic prosecutors — including the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department of the incumbent president, who just happens to be the presumptive Democratic nominee. …

… The lawfare campaign I just mentioned has been humming for a couple of years. Much of that has been preliminary scutwork, preparing to make civil suits and criminal indictments a daily fact of life in the 2024 campaign.

A pernicious development in American politics and governance? Absolutely. Still, that doesn’t mean former president Trump’s opposition has manufactured the cases against him — at least not all of them. As always, he is part victim and part his own worst enemy.

The Supreme Court cases are a prime example. It’s only March, yet the justices have already had to intervene twice in 2024 electoral politics. The last thing they want is entanglement in this web, just like every sensible American should want no part of a system in which incumbent partisans exploit legal processes to force the courts into the posture of deciding elections.

It’s the dream of progressives: If they win the cases, the public is denied the right to elect leaders the Left opposes; if they lose the cases, they agitate to pack the Supreme Court and turn it into a super-legislature that imposes the progressive policy wish list — an objective, by the way, that they are closer to achieving than FDR ever was.

Former president Trump would have you think everything is rigged against him. His opponents would have you think Trump’s appointed judges have rigged everything in his favor. They are both wrong, of course, as self-interested spin on complex legal issues is wont to be.