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Mary Trump Epically Trolls Rightwing Lawyer's Bizarre Column About Biden's 'Criminal' Ancestry

Trump's niece took to X, formerly Twitter, to respond to conservative lawyer Jonathan Turley, who wrote an op-ed for 'The Hill' about the 'criminal' history of Joe Biden's great-great-grandfather, Moses Robinette.

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Former President Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump took to X, formerly Twitter, to criticize conservative lawyer Jonathan Turley, who wrote an op-ed for The Hill about the "criminal" history of President Joe Biden's great-great-grandfather, Moses Robinette.

In his piece, Turley discussed Biden’s great-great-grandfather Moses J. Robinette, who was born in 1819 and found guilty of attempted murder in 1864 after he stabbed a man who was angry that he was “bad mouthing him to a female cook.”

Turley suggested that Robinette's story is further indication of the Bidens' "legendary skill at evading legal accountability" because it takes a "familiar turn":

"Friends of Robinette interceded with the Army and powerful political figures. ... They beseeched [former President Abraham Lincoln] to 'think of his motherless Daughters and sons at home! … [Praying for] your interposition in behalf of the unfortunate Father…and distressed family of loved Children, Union Daughters & Union Sons.'"
"Their final argument was the one quintessentially Bidenesque. They told Lincoln that he was a political ally who was “ardent, and Influential … in opposing Traitors and their schemes to destroy the Government.” (It appears, even back then, the Bidens were union men.)"
It worked. Lincoln was known for leniency in pardons, and he signed a “Pardon for unexecuted part of punishment. A. Lincoln.” on Sept. 1. 1864. Robinette was a free man.

Turley, who is the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at the George Washington University Law School, later shared his piece to social media, saying that Robinette's past is a sign that “evasion of accountability may be something of a family trait acquired through generations of natural selection.”

You can see his post below.

Mary Trump followed up with this short and sweet response not long afterward:

"Now do my family."

You can see her post below.

Mary Trump has long spoken out against her uncle; in 2020, she published a book about her uncle and family titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, which became a nationwide bestseller.

Her comment may have referred to the criminal history of her grandfather and Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, who was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in New York in 1927 and had a history of arrests.

In 1976, Fred Trump was also arrested for failing to maintain an apartment building that he owned that had a rat infestation. He rebuffed county officials who said he was mandated to make repairs, which resulted in his housing license being revoked.

Donald Trump—who already boasts a long history of criminality—has been indicted four times, encompassing both federal and state charges largely related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 general election. He is also under scrutiny for his alleged theft of classified documents as well as potential campaign finance fraud regarding hush money payments he made to an adult film star.

Recently, he was subjected to a financial penalty of $354.8 million, along with an additional sum of around $100 million in pre-judgment interest, after a New York judge determined he had artificially inflated his net worth with the intention of securing more favorable loan terms.

Many loved Mary Trump's clapback.

Others criticized Turley more directly.

House Republicans have initiated an impeachment inquiry into allegations of President Biden's involvement in his son Hunter's foreign business dealings, although they have yet to produce any evidence that Biden had anything to do with, or benefitted from his son's business deals. Not to mention that nothing they are alleging happened while Biden was President.

The impeachment probe recently faced a setback when Alexander Smirnov, a former FBI informant at the heart of Republicans' claims of criminality, was charged with making false statements and producing fabricated records related to the Biden family's business dealings in Ukraine.