There is a broad consensus among legal analysts in the media that Alvin Bragg and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is close to announcing that it will indict Donald Trump for violating financial and campaign laws. The case revolves around his having paid $130,000.00 to adult film star, Stormy Daniels, as “hush money” to buy her silence prior to the 2016 presidential election. Ironically, Trump’s own attorney pretty much admitted his guilt last week on MSNBC.
True to form, Trump has dived fathead first into the speculation, offering his (almost certainly false) assertion that he will be arrested on Tuesday. Beginning this weekend, along with his frantic yowling, Trump posted twenty-one (21!) comments on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, whining about the impending legal peril he faces.
The common thread through all of his gripes is about how unfair it is for him to be persecuted (for his criminal acts), and how important it is for his cult followers to protest on his behalf. Of course, what Trump means by “protest” is “riot.” “THEY’RE KILLING OUR NATION,” Trump shouted in all-caps, “AS WE SIT BACK & WATCH.”
That display of derangement continued on Monday with another flurry of frenzied posts, including one that sought to suck up to New York law enforcement in the hopes that they would renounce their duties and come to his rescue. Trump shrieked in his caps-locked fury…
“CAN YOU IMAGINE THE GREAT NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, CORRECTLY REFERRED TO AS ‘NEW YORK CITY’S FINEST,’ WHO, FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME IN HISTORY, ENDORSED A PRESIDENT, ME, & HONORED ME AS ‘MAN OF THE YEAR,’ HAVING TO DEFEND & PROTECT THE ‘DEFUNDERS’ & ‘COP HATERS’ OF THE RADICAL LEFT THAT WANT TO PUT THEIR GREATEST CHAMPION & FRIEND IN PRISON FOR A CRIME THAT DOESN’T EXIST…ALL THE WHILE THE SOROS BACKED D.A. ALLOWS MURDERERS & OTHER VIOLENT CRIMINALS TO FREELY ROAM THE SIDEWAKS OF N.Y.?”
Seriously, can you imagine it? Trump thinks that sweet-squawking the cops will insure their blind loyalty to him. However, he is blatantly lying about their past support. The NYPD never endorsed him for president. It was just the New York Police Benevolent Association, a right-leaning police union that did so. Likewise, he was never named “Man of the the Year” by the NYPD. That was just the Police Athletic League of New York.
More to the point, notice that Trump is both praising and insulting the NYPD. On the one hand, he basks in the glow of his fake commendations. Then he reckons that they will shirk their duties to protect the public in favor of baby-sitting him. He also accuses them of failing in their mission to keep citizens safe by “ALLOW[ing] MURDERERS & OTHER VIOLENT CRIMINALS TO FREELY ROAM THE SIDEWAKS OF N.Y.” They should truly appreciate that dismal characterization of their job performance.
In addition to those disrespectful insults, Trump called the D.A. and his staff “ANIMALS AND THUGS… THAT ARE PURPOSEFULLY DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY!” He also lied that Bragg and former D.A., Cy Vance, “took a pass,” on indicting him; that Bragg was funded by George Soros; that the Grand Jury broke the law by interviewing his former attorney, Michael Cohen; that President Biden “stuffed” the D.A.’s office with Justice Department lawyers; and that the statute of limitations expired.
In addition to being false, those assertions are entirely irrelevant to any pending prosecution. The only legal consideration in deciding to indict is whether there is evidence that Trump broke the law.
Even if everything Trump is babbling about was true – which would be a first for Trump – it wouldn’t impact the course of the investigation. It would just be more of Trump’s pathetic whining and cowardly victimhood as he lashes out at public servants doing their jobs on behalf of the citizenry and in pursuit of law and order. In other words, more of Trump being Trump.
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