Remember the glory days of the Mueller investigation when the media and its experts all claimed that the walls were closing in and the end is near? The message from the media, (for those who bother to drill down beyond the headline clickbait) is a lack of confidence in DA Bragg’s illegal political pursuit of a case against Trump.
Don’t take it from me, take it from the guy who usually does the lefty legal explainers from Vox
The dubious legal theory at the heart of the Trump indictment, explained: No one knows if Donald Trump can be prosecuted for the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. Ian Millhiser/Vox
Or Richard Hasen, usually a reliable UCLA conspiracy theorist when it comes to Trump, who doubles back to…
Donald Trump Probably Should Not Have Been Charged With (This) Felony – Slate
And, worse still, Slate’s version of Ian has the same bad news.
The Trump Indictment Is Not the Slam-Dunk Case Democrats Wanted – Mark Joseph Stern/Slate
The term ‘legal theory’ keeps coming up, like, ABC News’ “Why Trump indictment might hinge on a ‘novel legal theory'” Novel legal theories are not what you want when bringing one of the highest stakes cases in the country. The Left is reasonably concerned that the case will fall apart, whether at the local stage or when it goes through enough appeals, even if it’s all the way to the Supreme Court, at which point the justices will explain that Bragg didn’t even have any legal basis for prosecuting an alleged federal crime.
If Bragg makes his case solidly enough then the Left (and by that I mean the media) can use a hypothetical Supreme Court intervention to wave the bloody shirt and claim this proves the court’s corruption. Instead, the media is prepping for an even sooner letdown. Where the Mueller era was all about creating the expectation of a successful case, here the media is letting leftists down gently and warning them not to get their hopes up.
Why? Bragg’s case is weak, he’s also a rogue actor and the function of an investigation was different in the past than it is now. A major purpose of investigating Trump was to take down his various associates and isolate him, and to provide a pretext for spying on them, with no serious expectation that there would be an actual case. Russiagate was more about the Trump team and administration, and about weaponizing the DOJ to spy on domestic political opponents than an actual case. That’s why there never was an actual indictment.
Any repeat of Russiagate would need to work from within the government for the same results. Bragg is just getting in the way and bringing a case that is ultimately doomed. And yet the Left can’t stop him because they created this monster. They fed the idea that a Trump indictment was coming soon for all of these years, their base, whipped into a maddened fury, now senses blood, and there’s no talking them off the ledge.