In case you are wondering why I haven’t been gloating about the shitstorm surrounding Donald Trump’s indictment, it’s because I see it mostly as the political ambitions of Alvin Bragg, who now has the “bragging rights” of being the first guy to criminally indict the legally-elusive Donald J. Trump, cad extraordinaire. His eye is on either the Governor’s Mansion or the White House.
This case is a boring one consisting mostly of misrepresentation and misdirection of the tax code. They are common cases with most of them resulting in a misdemeanor guilty plea and a fine. Bragg is using the state version of the RICO Act to elevate Trump’s charges into felonies. It’s not common, but he can do it. But then he also has to be able to convince a unanimous jury to go along on that trip.
Jon Stewart has pretty much summed up my entire feelings on this whole circus from the media on down.
Amazing! On this we can agree, which is why “The Donald”TM has to find a way to move the trial venue to Staten Island seeing there is almost zero chance of getting a fair trial with jury of peers in Manhattan.
As to Braggs future, certainly won’t be high office at the federal level, just not in the cards.
Don’t misunderstand me, the case is a solid one, and is pretty much a slam-dunk when it comes to a guilty verdict no matter where it is tried, or who the defendant is. The basic facts are mostly public, and have been for years, the only thing missing has been a prosecution. I’m just saying that this is one case… Read more »
Good to see you’re still kicking, DJ. Happy Easter!
I view this as yet another sign of our nations decline, both the ‘crime’ and the ‘prosecution’. Sigh.
Same to you. I view this as yet another sign of our nations decline, both the ‘crime’ and the ‘prosecution’. Sigh. So you don’t think the falsification of business records isn’t serious? Or the enforcement of the law? If you don’t or won’t enforce the integrity of business records, then you will eventually have complete and total turmoil in the business… Read more »
This has been happening for a long time. Remember Clinton’s ‘bimbo eruptions’? It took him messing with an intern in the Oval Office to get any pushback, he got a pass on the rest. Democrats historically have ignored such scandals in their ranks as much as possible. Until recently, Republicans would resign when caught, but that isn’t happening any more.… Read more »
I wish I could claim that I haven’t watched the news in a decade. But I have close to three years under my belt, and I have to tell you: I don’t have the anxiety any more. Democrats Politicians historically have ignored such scandals in their ranks as much as possible. There, I fixed it for you. It is the… Read more »
True, alas. Republicans had a chance of resigning after being exposed, but the difference was truly miniscule. I was using Clinton as an example countering Trump, but am aware of many others. Eleanor Roosevelt ran the Presidency for a while too, if I recall correctly. As you note, our leaders no longer keep their corruption hidden, they don’t have to.… Read more »