The funniest thing I have read in, well, at least the last several hours, comes from Manhattan’s George Soros-funded affirmative-action district attorney, Alvin Bragg. Responding to the uproar that greeted Donald Trump’s all-caps Truth Social warning that he would be “arrested” on Tuesday, Bragg sent ’round a memo to his staff informing them, and the world, that “This office is full of the finest public servants in the country.”
The comedy didn’t end there, however.
“I am committed to maintaining a safe work environment where everyone is able to continue to serve the public with the same diligence and professionalism [!] that make this institution so renowned. In the meantime, as with all of our investigations, we will continue to apply the law evenly and fairly . . .”
What a card! And, yes, that’s my emphasis but his credulity-breaking bluster.
“Evenly and fairly,” forsooth. Everyone knows that Alvin Bragg does not apply the law at all evenly or fairly. Favoring and disfavoring certain groups is what he is famous for doing. It’s his standard operating procedure. When it comes to your common or garden variety violent thug, especially those of a swarthy disposition, Bragg is the Angel of Mercy.
Last year, Bragg reduced the majority of felony charges that were brought before him to misdemeanors while at the same time targeting people like the bodega employee who fought back to protect himself after being assaulted by one of those common or garden variety thugs.
Will Donald Trump be “arrested” this week? I wouldn’t be surprised. Minions of the state at every level have been working overtime to neutralize Trump for years.
Remember the Russia collusion delusion? The feds fabricated that long-running entertainment. Its result? To expose the senility of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who declared under oath that he was unfamiliar with the organization Fusion GPS. Then the Democratic-controlled House impeached Trump not once but twice, first because he spoke to the president of Ukraine on the phone, then when some of his supporters gave themselves an impromptu self-guided tour of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Various authorities were slavering over the prospect of inspecting Trump’s tax returns only to discover when they finally got their hands on six years worth—O sadness!—that there was nothing incriminating there.
If Bragg dials down felonies for certain groups and individuals, he is perfectly prepared, when his masters in the Democratic Party so desire it, to dial up misdemeanors into felonies for others. That is what seems to be happening with Trump.
If the former president is right that he is about to be arrested, what is the crime? It’s supposedly a “campaign finance violation,” the sort of thing that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—who I believe still holds the record for the biggest fine exacted for such naughtiness ($375,000)—are old hands at practicing. Except Trump’s supposedly campaign finance violation wasn’t really a campaign finance violation but a clandestine payment of $130,000 made to “Stormy Daniels,” née Stephanie Clifford, via Trump’s former-lawyer-turned-snitch for services that may or may not have been rendered by said Stormy. There was a lot of he-said-she-said swirling about that relationship, whatever it was, including a court order that Daniels reimburse Trump $300,000 for a failed defamation suit she brought against him.
It should be noted that just because Donald Trump says that he will be arrested this week doesn’t necessarily mean that he will be. The New York Times has cast doubt on the timing and exactly what is likely to happen. Almost everyone outside the most fetid fever swamps of anti-Trump mania thinks that the indictment, if it happens, is a patently political move and a gross violation of Trump’s due process rights. Even National Review, no friend of the former president, has been ringing alarm bells, calling Bragg’s planned indictment a “disgrace.”
Many writers also note that were Trump actually to be arrested, it would be a big boost for him in the polls. Elon Musk, also a Trump skeptic, spoke for many when he said, should Trump be arrested, he would win the 2024 election “in a landslide victory.” Musk might well be right. Certainly, it would both harden and extend Trump’s base of support.
Section nine of Article I of the Constitution says that “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.” Bills of attainder were used and abused by the English crown to target specific people or groups of which it disapproved. If a person was “attainted,” his civil rights were forfeit. He became a pariah. His property could be seized, and he could face imprisonment or execution.
We don’t acknowledge that we promulgate bills of attainder in this country, but that is essentially the judgment that has been pronounced against Donald Trump. It was the aim of Robert Mueller’s darkly farcical investigation, the purpose of Trump’s two impeachments, and the aim of the kangaroo court known as the House’s January 6 Select Committee, Liz Cheney (D-Georgetown) presiding. Her work there, she said, was to make sure that Donald Trump never got near the Oval Office again. I think it was only a rumor that Cheney had special copies of the Constitution printed with an addition to Article II providing her with a veto over who was allowed to be president of the United States.
Donald Trump has been singled out, he has been attainted, by the ruling elites of this country. As Michael Anton pointed out last summer, “The people who really run the United States of America have made it clear that they can’t, and won’t, if they can help it, allow Donald Trump to be president again.” What will the deep state do to prevent Trump from winning? Anton sketches several possibilities from having Trump declared ineligible because he allegedly sparked an “insurrection” on January 6, 2021 to simple cheating at the ballot box.
Then there is Plan F.
What happens then? Well, in the words of the ‘Transition Integrity Project,’ a Soros-network-linked collection of regime hacks who in 2020 gamed out their strategy for preventing a Trump second term, the contest would become ‘a street fight, not a legal battle.’ Again, their words, not mine. But allow me to translate: The 2020 summer riots, but orders of magnitude larger, not to be called off until their people are secure in the White House.
I think that is eminently possible. And while I would rue the day it happened, I also believe that groveling and capitulating because you are intimidated by the possibility would be even worse.