WSJ's Kimberly Strassel says rather than indicting Donald Trump, Jack Smith should have “let the American people decide”

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Citation From the June 9, 2023, edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier

RICH EDSON (HOST): The former president is running for president and not only that, he's the frontrunner in the Republican nomination right now. 

KIMBERLY STRASSEL (GUEST): I mean, yeah, this is really -- that's the most concerning aspect of this in that we now have a Democratic president and a Democratic attorney general who have brought an indictment against the former Republican president who's the leading contender to be Joe Biden's opponent this fall. This is the kind of thing that you -- we would laugh at if it were coming from another country. 

And that, in my mind, is the biggest question here is, we're now meditating on the contents of this particular indictment. But the question for me is, "Why did we have to get here in the first place, knowing the stakes and the potential turmoil of this?" The Department of Justice had all manner of tools at its disposal to deal with this in a different way. 

It could have requested to go and search Mar-a-Lago and see if there had been anything left behind. There could have been civil charges that were brought. Jack Smith, rather than issuing an indictment could have put out a report and maybe detailed some pretty unpleasant behavior but let the American people decide.