The arrest of Donald Trump in Manhattan Tuesday marked the end of the American republic in which citizens could trust that authorities were impartial and scrupulous in the administration of justice, and the dawning of an authoritarian and thuggish regime in which the full power of the legal apparatus is used to persecute the regime’s foes, no matter how much the laws must be twisted in order to achieve the desired result.
That was clear from the nature of the indictment of Trump. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg went before the media after the day’s proceedings against Trump were completed, and announced: “Donald Trump was arraigned on a New York Supreme Court indictment returned by a Manhattan grand jury on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. Under New York State law, it is a felony to falsify business records with intent to defraud and an intent to conceal another crime.” Bragg claimed that Trump lied 34 times in order to “cover up” other felonies he had committed, but didn’t specify what those felonies were. Besides the hush money to prostitute Stormy Daniels, Bragg alleged that “Mr. Trump said that he was paying Mr. Cohen for fictitious legal services in 2017 to cover up an actual crime committed the prior year.”
Bragg was, however, short on specifics. What other felonies? What actual crime? Former U.S. attorney Andy McCarthy said that this lack of specificity torpedoed Bragg’s whole case, which, said McCarthy, “should be dismissed and actually should be dismissed quickly.” McCarthy explained that Bragg’s case “is actually worse than what we anticipated, because what we anticipated was that they were trying to bootstrap a misdemeanor, which, by the way, they’d have a good deal of difficulty proving if it was just a misdemeanor.”
Indeed. Michael Isikoff reported at Yahoo News Monday that Bragg would “charge Trump with falsification of business records,” and that “the charge of falsification of business records can be prosecuted in New York state as a misdemeanor. But Bragg’s office bumped up all the charges to Class E felonies — the lowest level of felonies in the New York state penal code — on the grounds that the conduct was intended to conceal another underlying crime.”
The problem is that the “underlying crime” has not been named. McCarthy explained: “And what we’ve thought up until now is that they were — he was going to use that as an avenue to enforce federal campaign [law]. But he’s got to tell us what he’s planning to do. And more importantly, he’s got to tell Donald Trump. So I think this indictment, even before you get to the statute of limitations and whether he’s got jurisdiction to enforce federal law, I would dismiss it on its face because it fails to state a crime.”
McCarthy added: “It is the function of an indictment in the criminal justice system to do two things. It has to put a defendant on notice of exactly what he’s being charged with, which is to say which crimes he’s being accused of committing, and it then gives the defendant — this is the second part of the vehicle — so if he’s ever charged with that again, he can use the first indictment to plead double jeopardy. So in order to make that work, you have to tell the defendant what it is that you’re accusing him of. And if an essential element of the offense is that you have to prove as the prosecutor beyond a reasonable doubt that he was trying to conceal another crime, you have to tell the defendant what the other crime is that he has, that he supposedly is concealing. This indictment fails to do that. This is the heart of the case. It’s not a felony unless he was trying to conceal another crime and if you don’t tell them what the crime is, how does that put him on notice and allow him to prepare his defense?”
The case against Trump is thus even weaker than it was expected to be. But Bragg and his handlers are likely calculating that the substance of the case doesn’t matter. Whoever is behind Bragg’s reckless and destructive persecution of Trump is apparently calculating that the prospect of a presidential candidate battling such a long list of felony charges will give distracted and indifferent voters the impression that Trump must have committed some terrible crime, and frighten them away.
There has never before been a presidential candidate under indictment, and Democrats appear to be banking on the proposition that most Americans are still unaware that the old republic has passed away, and that the criminal might not be the one who is indicted, but the one doing the indicting. That would explain why Alvin Bragg appears to be cheerfully indifferent to the appearance of conducting a corrupt, politicized prosecution designed to take out the chief opponent of the ruling regime.
Trump himself has often said it: “They’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.” The legal persecution of Donald Trump is a prelude to what this authoritarian regime plans to unleash upon law-abiding Americans if they dare to dissent from its sinister agenda. The feds have already sent this message by sending a SWAT team to arrest a peaceful pro-life activist, Mark Houck. Trump is the big prize, but his arrest is intended primarily to send a new message to the American people: fall in line, or else. And so, for the sake of the flickering light of freedom here and around the world, we must not comply.
Banastre Tarleton says
TRump will never win in 2024 ; no REP will as the Radical Dems have found a way to rig elections in those crucial six swing states . They first tried it in 2018, then used it en masse in 2020, then finally perfected it in 2022 in places like Arizona, Nevada and Georgia .Any election that takes days to count is a sure sign of the Dems voter fraud
They used Covid as a pretext to bring in ”mail in voting” that is very vulnerable to voter fraud ; moreover, the DEms will never give it up as next year as the election looms they will use their friends in the MSM to create panic over another flu-like illness to justify continuing mail in voting
Trump is an accidental anti hero who is acting as a catalyst and merely speeding up something that’s probably inevitable …. a national divorce or a bloody civil war. Furthermore, he’s one of those characters that history creates in times of crisis ; if Trump never existed it would be necessary to invent someone like him !
Trump is likely to end up being a martyr to the cause of freedom by being the victim of assassination, either by some whack-job lone gunman that American politics is infamous for, OR a planned hit by a Deep State operative who plants a bomb on his plane, or maybe just some maniac with a drone !
Banastre Tarleton says
Either way, if/ when that happens it will be final straw for Red State America who have shown such admirable wise restraint up till now. This is all the fault of the Democratic Party who allowed their radicals to take over and cause havoc. You can just sense that American history is reaching a crisis point not unlike 1858-60 !
It’s like what the great Mark Steyn often says ”I used to worry there’d be a civil war, but now I worry there wont be ” . If the Dem -Bolsheviks are not confronted then they’ll turn America into some kind of Leftist dystopia with the former Soviet Union as the blueprint. They need to be stopped, even if it means a national divorce and pragmatic partition of the country, something similar to the partition of India/ Pakistan in 1947 !
THX 1138 says
There won’t be a pushback, there won’t be a civil war, that’s precisely what the Democrats and the RINOs are banking on.
That should make you happy. You can simply go on pushing your warped ideology
Well, thanks for the specific suggestions. Hopefully some nut ( or the nuts currently in charge) wont be reading here.
Steve Chavez says
I have proposed: “ALL Poll Workers are subject to Lie-Detector Tests. ALL Secretaries of State and County Clerks are REQUIRED to take Lie-Detector Tests.” (I’ve posted that on many FB groups and the attacks are relentless. Why? Wouldn’t the winner want to know if they won fair and square?)
“Did you, or anyone you know, commit or aid in committing, Voter Fraud?”
60 Minutes focused on Dominion machines with its CEO who claimed their machines were not changing votes, or any type of fraud. In three weeks before the 2022 election, they had one-sided reports with no counters. Of course, they’d say the machines were fraud proof. Did they have just one counterclaim from others to then go back and forth with their experts? Did they show any of the 2000 Mules and other videos of ballot stuffing and poll workers committing crimes? FILMS DON’T LIE! “NO VOTER FRAUD!” THEY DIDN’T INVESTIGATE IT BECAUSE IT’S MOB RULE AND MOB JUSTICE! “GET TRUMP!”
Mike Barnes says
As regards your election comment and the ballot fraud you are not only absolutely correct but one of the few people who seem to get it. I live in AZ I saw what happened. They will openly disenfranchise people and turn them away from voting and then delay vote results for weeks. It doesn’t matter who runs as a Republican, they won’t win. Ever.
Good, decent Germans who hated the Nazi regime practiced something called “inner emigration.” That’s about where I am now. If the call to arms comes, I am ready. Otherwise I’m not going to give in to unhealthy stress beyond ptsd.
Banastre Tarleton says
Kerry Lake won that election last year
Goodnight Irene says
I’m not sure Trump is going to survive all this. This is way too much stress for a man his age. I almost want to cry to see this man so horribly mistreated. It is a travesty. There is a solution, however. A Night of the Long Knives.
Your fourth paragraph is unthinkable, yet you have put it out there. I fear that someone will take it seriously. You ought to think before you post.
John Bumpus says
“The Manhattan DA has unleashed the whirlwind.”
What else would you expect from a Marxist chipmunk? Now AlVIN can go have another jelly doughnut, he has done all of the damage that can do today!
You just won the internet! Marxist Chipmunk indeed (albeit a rather large, well-fed one).
Thanks for making me smile.
Steve Chavez says
DANIEL ORTEGA, Hugo Chavez, Maduro, Castro’s, many more (D)ictators that have taken over Central and South America, ARREST all opponents as “a threat to our Democracy.” All of them are supported, and were aided into power, by the Democratic Party.
“THE FBI, DOJ, MSM look at Trump under an ELECTRON MICROSCOPE while they look at the Biden’s, Clinton’s, Obama’s, and Democrats with a BACKWARDS HUBBLE TELESCOPE!” SC
THOUSANDS are hired to look through Electron Microscopes for just one of Trump’s bad cells, out of 88 billion, so they can blow it out of proportion!
WHERE’S HUNTER and who is this Big Guy, who’s getting 10%, he keeps mentioning? Hunter is now back to painting master works of art selling for up to $500,000 and to anonymous buyers.
Were FISA warrants issued to listen in, spy on, Bragg’s phone calls and emails, directly or indirectly, to Soros, Obama, and others conspiring to get Trump? Obama, going back to 2011 was already going after Trump in the Correspondence Dinner. Everyone was laughing at Trump. So when Trump announced his run, Obama, and his Machine/DOJ/FBI, Valerie Jarrett, went to work with the help from Bill Clinton and less so, Hillary. Bill was the Player, not her. In the end, our problems today with riots, looting, arson, BLM, is due to the Black Supremacist who is aiding another Black Supremacist!
“such a long list of felony charges will give distracted and indifferent voters the impression that Trump must have committed some terrible crime, and frighten them away.”
Are you stupid, or pretending to be like so many “conservatives” do while really not supporting people on the right behind the scenes. They don’t need to frighten voters away. They just need some thin veil of plausibility to keep the NPCs in line when they steal the next election. Nothing was done about the fraud in 2020, courts refused to hear any cases, so all the NPCs get to spout out “there was no fraud, because it was never proven in court” like the brainless idiots that they are.
David Elstrom says
I’ve noticed that MSM/DNC propagandists have taken to saying Trump is charged with multiple felonies—omitting the adjective “alleged” that they usually grant to every criminal up to murderers and rapists.
Brown Wolf says
True. Pelosi also said that Trump needs to prove his innocence, when it’s the other way around in this country. Someone is innocent until proven guilty. The demon-crats are so full of hatred towards Trump, they’ll do anything to make sure he doesn’t run in 2024. They are vile!
Terence Gain says
Yes, the Democrats do hate Trump, but they fear DeSantis. The purpose of the indictment is to cause Republicans to rally around Trump and make him the R nominee.
That’s not good political analysis.
Democrats know that Trump is all but guaranteed to win the nomination. That’s why they’re trying to stop him.
“You now have 20 seconds to comply.”
Nicolas Carras says
And how much will this prank cost?
Spurwing Plover says
I have no doubts that Soros is behind this whole thing him and the CFR are the culprits
I can think of at least 1000 crimes committed by
That can and should be named and prosecuted.
I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for perp walks, rope swings, mug shots and this is what we get? Color me not in the slightest surprised.
This is another bait and switch, another laser dot we all are gleefully following.
One thing you have to give the left…. they sure as hell know how to distract us.
Look there, not there, look over there, Over and over and over.
On another note where were ALL (I am talking nationally) the other “Republicans” standing arm and arm with our President?
That lack of support speaks volumes of the level of cowardice within our ranks. Pretty rank indeed!
Mike Barnes says
It’s one party. The fascist Uniparty to which both Dems and Republicans belong.
Terence Gain says
Nonsense. Cite one Republican DA who has brought a political indictment..
SUSAN HRAJNOHA says
This Get Trump movement is all about deception, lying, propaganda, and changing times and laws. to suit a political agenda. We should all be standing up for truth no matter how difficult. Proverbs 12:22 says “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.” For that reason alone let us speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.
Some people I know are Trump haters, and I would guess they are celebrating this attack on Trump. But they should be worried, because they expect the law to protect them, as innocent citizens. Only, if they can attack a former president, then they can attack and destroy anyone of us. They had better be afraid of what could happen to them. There is no reason to think Trump deserves what the far left is doing to them, and they can be afraid of what it means. The legal system has become a weapon of politican attacks on everyone that displeases a political party.
God has warned us in Isaiah 5:20 that things in the last days would be upside down. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who’re wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. When people don’t carefully observe the distinction between good and evil, destruction soon follows.
Terence Gain says
The indictment is an abomination but these charges will never be tried. The indictment does not allege a crime which has not been statute barred. The purpose of the indictment is to convince Republicans to rally around President Trump and make him the 2024 Republican nominee.
The Democrats understand that they have a much better chance of winning the 2024 election if President Trump is the Republican nominee rather than Governor DeSantis.
Media propagandists need to be removed by any means necessary. Not being elected officials, their disposition cannot be deemed “insurrection” against the governement. If “News” media personalities were eradicated, the others would hide in the manner of the cowards they are. Once the infantry which carries the message is gone, the generals have no means of enforcing their orders. Their war against America is lost. We win.
MAGA Warrior says
Good point. Take out the front line defense to expose the command camps. That was our strategy in Afghanistan, and it worked. I personally witnessed high-level turbined heads scatter like roaches exposed to light when we broke through their defenses.
People hate media types as much or more than they hate politicians. Leave government employees alone, but remove their layer of protection. It wouldn’t take the very public dissappearance of many top name news propagandists and talking head blabbermouths to cause the rest to go into hiding. I like your line of thinking!
Just Me says
I think you meant “It *would* take the very public disappearance…” I fully concur.
Who would have thought that “Make America Great Again” would be such a controversial subject.
Andrew Jones says
My hypothesis is that the Democrats will try a “1912” style strategy in order to split the Republican vote. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was persuaded to run as a Progressive, splitting the Republican vote with Taft. The result was the election of Woodrow Wilson.
If the RNC can be persuaded to bar Trump from running as a Republican (which may not take much effort), it is likely that Trump would run as an independent. The Republican nominee would only need to get enough votes (say 20%) to reelect Biden.
You say that TR “was persuaded” to run third party. Can you elaborate as to who persuaded him?
rocco barbella says
Michael Franzese, former Captain of the Colombo Crime Family in NYC, stated on his podcast (paraphrase) “I have no problem morally in regards to defrauding the government. I won’t do it. I don’t want to go back to prison. I just don’t have a problem with it. The FBI has always been corrupt. They put my father away for 50 yrs on a crime he didn’t commit and the FBI knew he didn’t commit, but they stuck it to him. Don’t get me wrong my father was no angel. He was who he was, but the FBI made up criminal charges and because my father wouldn’t rat on anyone he got 50 yrs and served all of it. I have intimate knowledge of the FBI and they have always been corrupt. Now, they are beyond corrupt to something I’ve never seen before. You could laugh about Trump, but when it happens to you let’s see how long you’ll be laughing.”
Our government is corrupt to the core. We even got scolded by the president of El Salvador mocking the US about spreading Democracy around the world when we don’t even do it in our own country.
Gee, if only the people who run this site would put a block feature in. Then maybe we wouldn’t have so much spam to contend with. At least I wouldn’t have to see all the spam.
An edit button would be nice too.
This is, literally, “Kafkaesque,” from his famous, and frightening, novel, “The Trial” (“Der Prozess” in its original German title).
In it, the protagonist is charged with some “crime” that’s never identified, and he’s never even told what it is.
And, as many have already remarked, Bragg is a present-day, real-life Beria.
I have yet to encounter even a single Democrat who has any objection, at all, to this descent into the totalitarian, secret-police nightmare that their Party has prepared and is now driving us into.
I’ve feared for the continued survival of our country and Constitution — especially our unique Bill of Rights — for at least the last two years. Now we’re not just teetering on the edge of the Abyss, but have tipped over into it.
The most bizarre aspect of current ( since 2020 election ) political commentary is the implied assumption, the pretending, that we still have free and fair elections. All the commentary is about how this or that said or done by him or her will influence the voters. As if influencing the votes will determine our national course. Until those responsible for the ongoing theft of the voters’ will are utterly removed from all aspects of collecting and counting legally cast votes election campaigns are Kabuki theater. Do these astute political commentators really believe Chicago citizens chose more of the same? That Kari Lake really lost? That NYC citizens soberly chose to replace the worst mayor in its history with a caricature of the worst mayor possible? The voting part of elections is meaningless. Why are we talking about anything else?
Alvin Baggman has a worse obsession than what Herman Melville described. He thinks he is Ahab and the whale.
He certainly gets the whale part right.
One things for sure: Think twice before setting a precedent,especially when it involves a past American President.On the other hand,the American Constitution makes room for removing a President,by way of:
“The Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach and remove “The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States” upon a determination that such officers have engaged in treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
So,if a standing President can be removed…..
People on this thread have pointed out a number of objectives the left sought by charging Trump with fake crimes. There is another: Biden is behind in the polls by 30 to 40% and the left knows he can’t recover the lost votes. They need a way to narrow that margin to the point of a plausible victory. There are only two ways to do it: increase Biden’s appeal dramatically or lessen Trump’s.
There is no way to increase Biden’s appeal. He is a braindead moron and everyone knows it. That means that Trump has to be smeared effectively enough to mask or distract from the left’s massive election fraud schemes — the only way the left can win now. This is all about establishing election rigging as a constant that people eventually tire of fighting. It is a strategy of wearing down the electorate and destroying faith in our Democratic Republic.
Expect another ruse if this one doesn’t gain traction.
Consider how your country is destroyed, it’s destroyed from within by people who hate America. Other nations who deny God and His diety do not want any nation to survive that upholds Godly values., or supports Israel. When your own countrymen betray you, you know that Satan rules in their hearts.
I’m almost ready.
Army up, and every world for freedom with me.