Early Tuesday morning, the New York Post revealed that the magistrate who signed off on Monday’s raid of Mar-a-Lago, Bruce E. Reinhart, was hired by Jeffrey Epstein in 2008 to defend his employees.
Additional digging revealed that Reinhart is currently a trustee for Temple Beth David in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. That connection lead to Reinhart’s personal Facebook page, where he made disparaging remarks about Donald Trump in a public Facebook post in 2017.
On January 14 of that year, Reinhart wrote:
I generally ignore the President-elect’s tweets, but not this one. John Lewis arguably has done more to “make America great” than any living citizen. Last August, I took my son to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma so he could understand the kind of courage and sacrifice required to live in a democratic society. John Lewis embodies that spirit. Although I’ve never met him, he is one of my heroes.
Thank you, Robert Reich, for saying what many of us feel, ‘John Lewis is the conscience of America. Donald Trump doesn’t have the moral stature to kiss John Lewis’s feet.’
Or, as Joseph Welch said to Joseph McCarthy, ‘At long last, have you left no sense of decency?’
Reinhart attacks Trump for his lack of decency when talking about John Lewis (D-Ga.) and agrees with former Clinton advisor Robert Reich that “Donald Trump doesn’t have the moral stature to kiss John Lewis’s feet.”
Reinhard’s post was sharing a long comment from Dan Rather on Trump’s response to John Lewis, claiming that Trump’s election was illegitimate due to Russian election interference—an important reminder that prominent Democrats in 2016 openly denied the legitimacy of that election and spent the next several years engaging in full on lawfare against the president. Lawfare that Reinhart himself is now participating in . . .