(Alvin Bragg – a Soros DA, but for some pesky #MeToo stuff)
The last I wrote about Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and called him a “Soros DA”, I got one of those emails from the Soros people arguing that he’s not theirs. The Soros people get finicky about these things because they back some DAs directly and some indirectly, by taking them on trips and providing them with publicity and support, and I view it as all the same, but in this case there was a split between Soros and Bragg.
A disturbing allegation against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg during the primary led a George Soros-backed political action committee, Color Of Change, to pull a half-million dollars in funding from his campaign last spring, DailyMail.com can now reveal.
The group was just ramping up its efforts in May, reaching out to New York City voters, when a woman on the list made a serious allegation against Bragg, 48, multiple sources told DailyMail.com.
Did Soros, who famously backed Franken, who had been accused of groping 8 women, and attacked Gillibrand, really care about #MeToo stuff? Probably not. There may have been other issues.
Bragg decided, under pressure, to move forward with a political case against Trump that virtually no one especially the Mueller dead-enders, and not even them, thinks is winnable.
Note the stunning show of support from Schumer.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday declined to say whether he has confidence in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) ahead of an expected indictment of former President Trump.
Asked if he had confidence in Bragg, Schumer answered: “Look, the bottom line, is — as I said — it’s premature to comment on what’s happening and we’ll have to wait and see what he does.”
Wait and see…
Some of the professional “walls are closing in” folks are still riding this gravy train. Andrew Weissman, the man behind the Mueller, has been the loudest fed-level voice touting Bragg’s approach, but even in his recent New York Times op-ed seemingly defending Bragg, it ends on a pathetically weak note.
Do such potential crimes have potential defenses that will be raised and litigated by Mr. Trump if he is charged? Surely. But such charges are not outside the norm and are well within what is required by the rule of law.
The confidence here is incredible.
Also, Weissman notes compelling precedents such as, “charging a teacher for allegedly submitting a fake Covid-19 vaccination card to the New York City Department of Education and her school principal” before admitting that “the analogy to Mr. Trump is imperfect, since paying hush money is not itself illegal”.
When this is your strongest defender, your case is dead in the water.
How much of this does Schumer understand? Who knows. He did have a prestigious Ivy League educational record back when such things meant something, but never practiced law. And yet I suspect he’s run this past enough lawyers to know how it’s going to end. Badly.