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.
Algorithmic Analyst says
“their base, whipped into a maddened fury”
JFC Fuller used to write about how the newspapers whipped up the demented mobs in WW1 (and earlier) England. I kinda understood that intellectually, but didn’t quite believe that the newspapers alone could do that. But now I can see it more clearly. The newspapers by themselves were enough to whip the crowds into a maddened fury.
Una Salus says
Trump will be back at Mar-A-Lago soon but it seems the majority of independents already believe he’s committed some kind of crime even before we get to the show trial.
Una Salus says
Endless campaigning whether in or out of office but the other side is a bit more flexible than that.
Steven Kardas says
The really sick part is all the dem’s, their supporters , the MSM have gone full Toomey and are literally having orgasm’s about this staged spectacle. Weird….
Algorithmic Analyst says
Yeah, these staged spectacles irritate me. I find it more interesting when there is some real event, not just a fake theatrical event.
Yeah, that’s just what a DA with an ounce of integrity would do – campaign on a platform of indicting Trump and, once in office, bring frivolous charges using a ridiculous legal theory that has never previously been used to charge the former President. This country is done for.
It doesn’t matter to the Dems if he is convicted. They want to demean, defame and besmitrch him every way and any way they can to prevent his reelection. Many people will vote for the Dem candidate because that person won’t have the baggage that Trump has, whether deserved or not. No matter how innocent DJT is of these made up charges the damage has been done and his reputation smeared amd sullied. This is a continuation of the Dem campaign started by crooked Hillary. and the ilk at the FBI and DOJ.
Tex the Mockingbird says
Fake planet evidence unconstitutional raid and this whole show trial its no longer any doupts that Soros and his vile kind are behind this all and they need to all lose their American Citizenships for life and be banished and Soros needs to be returned to face trial for his War Crimes from WW II
gralion torile says
There are some attention-grabbing points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There’s some validity however I will take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish extra! Added to FeedBurner as properly