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Bill Maher says he's worried Trump indictment will set precedent for a 'cycle of revenge'

Maher referred to the entire Trump situation as being like a Greek tragedy.

Published: April 1, 2023 4:44pm

Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," says that he is worried that the recent Trump indictment will spark a "cycle of revenge" and will set a precedent for more presidents being gone after. 

During a segment on his show this week, Maher said that he feels conflicted about the charges being brought against the 45th president, referring to it as an "impossible choice" because "you can't not go after him because he's always guilty," pointing to both of his impeachments.

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Trump earlier this week over his alleged role in a payment to Stormy Daniels in 2016, making him the first former president to face criminal charges.

"I always ask myself the question, ‘What is actually better for the future of the country and my future?' Because I don't want to live in a country where we are one of these places where whoever is president, as soon as they get out of office, they go after them," Maher said during the panel discussion. 

Virginia Republican Lt. Governor Winsome Sears was on the panel as well and she said that due process has to occur and advised Trump's political advisors to "be careful that you don't dance on the grave of your enemy because you may fall in."

According to Maher, this situation is like a Greek tragedy. 

"It's almost Greek tragedy-like because you set off this cycle of revenge like The House of Atreus," he stated. "And I guarantee you when Biden is out of office, Day Two, they will try to arrest him."

Charlotte Hazard is a reporter for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter for more stories.

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