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Is There Any “There There” on Trump Indictment, Or Just “Same Old, Same Old” Trump Derangement Syndrome?

Is There Any “There There” on Trump Indictment, Or Just “Same Old, Same Old” Trump Derangement Syndrome?

My appearances on Chicago’s Morning Answer and The Tony Katz Show to discuss what appears to be a highly politicized investigation.

As we await word on whether and in what way Donald Trump will be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, I had the pleasure of appearing to discuss the issue on two of my favorite radio shows, Chicago’s Morning Answer with Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson (no relation), and the Tony Katz show. Videos below.

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to generate transcripts, so you will just have to listen. Trust me, it was riveting 🙂

The Morning Answer appearance started with the Trump indictment issue, and then also delved into the Stanford Law School shout-down of a federal judge and calls to impeach Joe Biden.

On the Tony Katz show, we stuck to the Trump indictment issue:


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Maybe they’re all (including Trump) trying to provoke another J6 moment to round up more conservatives. Didn’t seem to work, so they’ll try another tack to continue disrupting the Republican party.

That’s my take on Trump. I’ll almost certainly vote for the R nominee, but I’d prefer a different nominee.

    Kreemerz in reply to artichoke. | March 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

    No vote for me, other than Trump. He’s what we’ve (Americans) have been looking for, for decades… the problem is that we have too many powerful and corrupt politicians who find him standing in their way. And that has proven to be beneficial for us in this country.

      Mercyneal in reply to Kreemerz. | March 22, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      Not for me. Voted for him twice but never again. Knocked on doors for him for over a month in PA in 2020 as well as for his pick Mehmet Oz.just before Election Day last November. I am tired of his petty narcissistic rants. He’s certainly become more unhinged in the last six months. His ugly insinuation that Ron DeSantis is some sort of gay groomer who was with an underaged boy was the last straw for me. I am done with him.

It f-k never ends for President Trump, yet fuzzy thinks he makes this crap up, haven’t listened to the professors videos above, I will…

    Ghostrider in reply to gonzotx. | March 21, 2023 at 12:53 am

    Dude, Donald Trump can’t win with just “Trump supporters.”

    And Ron Desantis can’t win without them. Upshot: Biden wins re-election in 2024.

      No, we are relying on you noseholders who will always vote for the LOTE because that is what you are genetically programmed to do. There are plenty of us Trump supporters to make sure that you will be doing that again in 2024. Logic and reason just doesn’t work with NeverTrumpers. DeSantis cannot win, He is too compromised and lacks Trump’s resume and charisma. Trump goes down, DeSantis gets swept away in the flood.

      Hatred is blinding and there is more hatred emanating from you NeverTrumpers than from even the progressives. Deaf, dumb and blind.

        healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | March 21, 2023 at 12:28 pm

        What a lousy and juvenile plan. Good luck with that.

        DeSantis definitely can’t win if he doesn’t announce, but too suggest he’s “compromised” while Trump is somehow a giant of charisma is the most embarrassing take you’ve ever had in a history of awful.

        You have such a lousy understanding of the electorate beyond your own hero worship that it’s no wonder you think everything is rigged.

        Phil, you wrote: “No, we are relying on you noseholders who will always vote for the LOTE because that is what you are genetically programmed to do. There are plenty of us Trump supporters to make sure that you will be doing that again in 2024.”

        Seriously, that’s your pitch? You’re going to . . . what? FORCE Republicans to vote for Trump in the general? At gun point? Whine, call us names, or otherwise nag us to do it? Um, how do you think that’s going to work? You are completely off base if you think “plenty of [you] Trump supporters” are going to force anyone to vote for anyone other than their own choice. Or to stay home if that’s their choice.

        I think that many people who don’t support Trump in the primary will pull the lever for him the general, but I’ve seen a lot of former Trump voters on Twitter and elsewhere say they won’t vote for him even if he wins the GOP nomination. It’s still two years out, and a lot can change, but I’m leaning that way myself at this moment in time.

        This crazy veiled threat just pushes me more toward voting third party or writing in someone (maybe Cruz, I always liked him, anyway). I absolutely abhor the very idea of your threat here, Phil, it’s unAmerican and disgusting.

          Threat? Let me walk you through this s-l-o-w-l-y.Now pay attention.

          Trump is wildly popular and will win the GOP nomination without your votes. Therefore, (and this is the complicated part) YOU and your fellow NOSEHOLDERS will again vote for the LOTE (Trump) because that is what ALWAYS do! Now take the pledge that only Trump and Carson took in 2016 at the start of the first debate:

          I (your name) pledge to support (and therefore) vote for whatever candidate wins the GOP nomination. So help me God.

          That’s a threat? Are you going to cry? Or call the police?

        artichoke in reply to Pasadena Phil. | March 21, 2023 at 5:54 pm

        DeSantis is so far clean as a whistle. Amazing how clean he is. Trump can’t find any real problem with him, and he’s trying.

          Voluble in reply to artichoke. | March 21, 2023 at 8:54 pm

          If you think that would stop the left from indicting or impeaching Ron then you haven’t been paying attention the last 6 yrs.

          I would not have believed Trump is as clean as he is, but every corrupt institution in our country spent the past 6 yrs breaking every law, norm and custom to get him on something, anything, and they came up with nothing. I am not sure any other politician could have made it through all of that.

          None of this has ever been about Trump. It is about ruining anyone who dares represent the roughly half the country or is not amember of the uniparty. If DeSantis is who we need then the same will be done to him, and we have no idea how he will handle it. Trump actually enjoys it and feeds off it. There are not many people like that.

          The left will not abandon a tactic which works and unfortunately, no matter how you feel about Trump, the only way to insure those tactics don’t work is to reelect him.

          Dimsdale in reply to artichoke. | March 22, 2023 at 8:06 am

          They will just make up garbage. See: Pres. Trump.

      Peabody in reply to Ghostrider. | March 21, 2023 at 10:29 am

      Gonzo’s not a dude, dude.

If it happens, and it seems likely, it will be interesting to see the reactions to what, except for TDSers and select others, will be a travesty of justice and a dark day for a Republic, “never more than one generation away from extinction.”

Guess that’s a vote for the TDS theory.

They will have to indict. If they back down now, they lose their momentum. NYC will be backed by the “good faith and trust” of the USCCP/FJB admin. Right now they are canvassing potential jurors to get the Party Faithful in the trial.

    Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | March 20, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    But it’s not up to them. It’s up to the grand jury, and there’s always a chance that it might no bill him. It happens.

      alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | March 21, 2023 at 1:41 am

      It’s New York City where 80% voted for Biden. On top of that…. we are talking about Democrats. I know what you say can happen but not in this country, not in this state, not in that city and not now. Oh and he will be detained… even though jumping bail with the Secret Service 24/7/365 makes that something that only happens in the movies (“Dave”). Watch the Coup continue on its merry way.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to alaskabob. | March 21, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I am meta-amazed, that I’m still amazed at how The Orange Crush’s Road Runner act keeps tying these clowns in knots.

    — It’s an issue, because they made it one. Now The Apparatus has no good move.

    — “Hey, he’s over-reacting to rumors.” “Hey, if they’re not talking to us, rumors are all we have.” “Hey, we gotta get ready and go public with whatever we have” Don’t wanna get invested by 40-FBI bros, hauled off before dawn to months in solitary, have all our electronics and papers siezed…”

    — The instigating leak is tracable. Find it they have a problem. Deny it they have a problem. Ignore it as “just stuff that happens”, they have a probem.

    — DA-GUY *sent that email to his staff*! OMG! “…on to the next item:Here’s what you do when stuff happens responding to that thing we’re absolutely not doing.”

    — Lay out the evidence, claims, law, and so on.

    If their trap sucks, the best thing to do is spring it. Meep-meep.

To ask the question is to answer it. You don’t need any legal expertise at all to know what’s going on here.

It’s been HOW MANY YEARS now since the media collectively got down on their knees and serviced her disgusting con man of a lawyer for months on end because they were convinced he was going to Get Trump? They went over all this crap already with a fine tooth comb.

If they had the slightest belief that a real crime had been committed here, they would have used that to impeach him instead of the laughable Ukraine call they were forced to resort to.

The very fact that they’ve waited until now to finally try and make a criminal case of it tells you everything you need to know.

Steven Brizel | March 20, 2023 at 8:56 pm

TDS is the intellectual cancer of the woke world which has a never ending metastasis

Subotai Bahadur | March 20, 2023 at 9:03 pm

It is the “same old, same old”. Where the same old is yet another attempt [and not implausibly a successful one] to destroy the Social Contract.

Subotai Bahadur

thad_the_man | March 20, 2023 at 9:23 pm

I haven’t seen the videos so I’m just giving my opinions.

First if Trump is not indicted it can mean two things:
1) Trump was wrong or lying.
2) After the news broke, the DA got some backlash and decided not to
indict. As an example, the one Democrat out there with a brain cell
called him the DA up and ask if he was crazy.

I should warn you that Amy was fired about twenty years ago for being at a pool party with her kids at the home of a man she was investigating.

    thad_the_man in reply to thad_the_man. | March 20, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    PS: I have never believed Stormy Daniels. Not because I don’t believe Trump is capable of having an affair, but because she is a porn star and Trump is a germophobe. No germophobe would have sex with with a porn star which is literally a germ magnet.

    Plus she has the ugliest boobs.

    mailman in reply to thad_the_man. | March 21, 2023 at 5:24 am

    This is nonsensical because 2 makes 1 meaningless. Its also possible that Trump was right BUT still ended up with the DA getting cold feet and pulled the arrest/case/what ever which again makes one mean less than nothing.

    Secondly it seems what is really getting the Democrats all fired up is that two adults had CONSENSUAL sex. That to Democrats is heresy!

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to thad_the_man. | March 21, 2023 at 11:20 am

    1. Trump fell for the democrat set-up to make him look like an idiot. (even though he doesn’t need their help to do that).
    2. Not up to the DA to indict. Up to Grand Jury to indict or not once the case is presented to them. DA has no control over the outcome. And not even sure DA has authority to withdraw case once presented to Grand Jury.

    And I should warn you, tomorrow Trump will come out with another bombastic, hysterical all-caps post as to why he wasn’t arrested on Tuesday as he claimed he would.

      Bro, Trump ain’t gonna date you 😂😂

      After the Russian collusion lie and the 3 or so impeachments based on no evidence no one should believe what the progressives say to attack Trump. They hate him because he defeated them and Crooked Hillary.

        Dimsdale in reply to ConradCA. | March 22, 2023 at 8:12 am

        Seriously! After now 8 years of “another bombastic, hysterical all-caps posts” by the leftist media, you can’t be calling out Pres. Trump for likely calling them the way he sees them.

        Or at least playing the fools.

And then there is Georgia and RICO possibilities. Why not? No downside to judicial malfeasance. If NYC happens, we will need Milhouse to provide commentary.

    Saw a comment that Georgia is much more risky for Trump than this garbage in NY.

    I also think that DeSantis is going to continue doing a great job as Governor, delay as long as possible and wait to see how this plays out, including waiting for Biden to announce. While Trump may not be able to beat Biden, I think the chances of any young dynamic opponent against Old Corrupt Joe and his dreadful policies are pretty good.

      gonzotx in reply to jb4. | March 20, 2023 at 10:15 pm

      Trump already beat Biden
      Jesus people the election was STOLEN, how hard is it for you?

        txvet2 in reply to gonzotx. | March 21, 2023 at 7:51 pm

        Check out who’s vetoing bills, issuing EO’s and flying around on AF-1. It ain’t Trump. How hard is that for you????????? It doesn’t seem to ever occur to you that they’re going to do the same thing in 2024, and there isn’t a single thing we can do about it. In fact, it’s likely to be worse, given the number of governorships that have been lost in the meantime. You can’t be any more blatant about stealing an election than what happened in Arizona, and it’s barely caused a ripple. Trump is NOT going to win, even if Trump cultists were to stop trying to drive Republican voters away (which they won’t – it’s in their DNA) – which is one of the reasons I want DeSantis to stay right where he is – as one of the most successful governors in the country.

        Mercyneal in reply to gonzotx. | March 22, 2023 at 6:38 pm

        Give me a break. Stop living in the past and move along.

      Milhouse in reply to jb4. | March 20, 2023 at 11:05 pm

      The Georgia thing is also garbage, just a different kind. Trump has nothing to hide or to be ashamed of in his attempts to influence the Georgian authorities to look into the evidence of electoral fraud, even if his understanding of the quality of that evidence was severely flawed.

      As he said to Raffensperger, he didn’t have to find all the fraudulent votes, just 12,000 of them; how hard could that be? It turns out that it was a lot harder than he thought it was, but that doesn’t invalidate his call, let alone make it a crime.

      And Raffensperger should have made more of an effort to look into it while there was still time for it to do some good. It might still not have panned out, but he doesn’t seem to have even tried.

        mailman in reply to Milhouse. | March 21, 2023 at 2:40 am

        It’s near on impossible to find something when one doesn’t look and these small r Republicans had no interest in looking.

          MarkS in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 8:53 am


          Milhouse in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 9:05 am

          It would almost certainly have been impossible to find even if he’d looked. But he should still have looked.

          mailman in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 5:29 pm

          So then it’s perfect Justice Millhouse. small r Republicans didn’t look so nothing was found.

          How’s the last couple years worked out for you hon? Unless all those shortages and price increases and world wide stability just gets you all giddy with excitement?? 🤔🤫

      mailman in reply to jb4. | March 21, 2023 at 5:26 am

      Who are these people who will vote for Biden after the abortion that is his first term? Because things have been going so well right?

        amwick in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 7:58 am

        You think people actually vote? That is cute. Some machine someplace counts ballots.. where they came from,, god only knows. Ballots are not votes.. but it doesn’t seem to matter any more.

        Milhouse in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 9:03 am

        It has been going very well for them. And there are tens of millions of them.

        But there are many more millions who aren’t happy with Biden, but will still vote for him if the alternative is Trump.

          Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Milhouse. | March 21, 2023 at 11:28 am

          I would assume that the greater majority of people that cast their ballot for Biden didn’t do so because they thought Biden was a good candidate for president but simply because Biden wasn’t Trump. And that was enough to carry the day for the democrats.

          mailman in reply to Milhouse. | March 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm

          Well them and the dead and the manufactures ballots and the executives changing election laws where they had no power to and unsecured drop boxes but other than that there were absolutely no issues what do ever after 9pm on election night 😂😂

          venril in reply to Milhouse. | March 22, 2023 at 10:16 am

          The Dems appear to be voting against Emmanuel Goldstein anymore, regardless of who the GOP nominates. Irrational ginned up hatred.

          Dimsdale in reply to Milhouse. | March 22, 2023 at 11:38 am

          Too bad they hid his dementia and incompetence.

          Basement indeed.

        The_Mew_Cat in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 11:19 am

        The same people who voted for Democrats like Fetterman and Whitmer in the Midterms and the 2023 specials, because of Abortion.

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 11:25 am

        The people that will vote for Biden the second time around will be the same 81 million that voted for Biden the first time around.

          Again, who are these people voting because the first (and only) term of Bidens has been such a rwaaaging success??

          Dems gonna have to manufacture more votes this time round because of the absolute shit show they have created.

      MarkS in reply to jb4. | March 21, 2023 at 8:52 am

      Hoe can Trump be charged with committing a crime in GA when he wasn’t even in the state?

Same old TDS, different day.

The answer is no, there is no there there. The statute that Bragg is empowered to enforce has a statute of limitation of 2 years which is 5 years short of the offense he’s talking about prosecuting.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to Ironclaw. | March 21, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Statute of Limitations clocks go on hold when the defendant is out of state.

      mailman in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | March 21, 2023 at 5:31 pm

      That sounds legit 😂😂

        Milhouse in reply to mailman. | March 21, 2023 at 6:06 pm

        It is legit… kind of. It’s a complicated topic. The principle is correct; the clock stops when the defendant is out of the jurisdiction and thus not available to be arrested. But even when Trump was out of state his whereabouts were never unknown, so he was constantly available; all they had to do was ask him to show up, so he could argue that this should count as his having effectively been there.

          venril in reply to Milhouse. | March 22, 2023 at 10:18 am

          How odd, another ‘principle’ which benefits the State. Because no one ever extradites.

          Dimsdale in reply to Milhouse. | March 22, 2023 at 11:45 am

          Following your statement above, if you can commit a crime without being in the state, they it should be similarly possible to enforce the law without being in the state.

          As you note, they did not contact him, even though his whereabouts were public knowledge, which would have been due diligence on their part. Given the communications technology we have available, President Trump wouldn’t even have to travel to a given state to make an in person statement or answer questions.

I have pushing myself hard to stay indifferent to politics except as a spectator sport. The place I live is overwhelmingly swung to one side and any input from me is irrelevant. So when I see something like this I try to approach it as being a carefully planned and crafted piece of theater.

I ask myself: Why and especially why now?

I next ask who ultimately benefits as the gambits are played out?

As a side note, I find it absolutely fascinating that the Democrats and their de facto allies are still so absolutely afraid of Trump. Has any other former President ever been so strongly and persistently attacked? It’s amazing.

    alaskabob in reply to Hodge. | March 21, 2023 at 1:47 am

    The Dems may feel that this is their best and only time to do this. With the economy tanking and banking going up in smoke they need to crush their opponents now before the wave hits.

    gonzotx in reply to Hodge. | March 21, 2023 at 1:51 am

    No, never

    amwick in reply to Hodge. | March 21, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Why now? absolute records that show the Biden family received payments from China. This is one big look squirrel moment.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to Hodge. | March 21, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Why now? The Democrats want to run against Trump in 2024. They don’t want to run against DeSantis, because he is much more disciplined than Trump.

    dave magill in reply to Hodge. | March 21, 2023 at 11:35 am

    “As a side note, I find it absolutely fascinating that the Democrats and their de facto allies are still so absolutely afraid of Trump. Has any other former President ever been so strongly and persistently attacked? It’s amazing.”

    Trump has repeatedly violated T Roosevelt’s principle: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” No, not “Lock her up,” but “I will drain the swamp.” This is not simply a Republican speaking of Democrats, it is a personal threat to a fairly large fraction of people in Washington, DC.

Michael Cohen’s former attorney Robert Costello testified before the Manhattan grand jury yesterday for two hours. Here is what he said to Tucker Carlson yesterday afterwards:

Bragg would be an utter fool to follow through on not only arresting Trump but to pursue prosecution. This isn’t a stalemate but a checkmate for Trump if the grand jury is not already rigged. Failing to persuade the grand jury of his case against Trump, all Bragg could do is to flip the chessboard and segue into “I. Don’t. Care!” (heh, heh) and indict anyway thus guaranteeing Trump wins in a landslide in 2024.

Today, Bragg may have reason to fear Arkancide from the Democrats.

I hope Georgia is paying attention. That Trump! What an idiot, eh? How does he keep snatching victory from the jaws of defeat? That is so unRepublican. Tells you why the Republican establishment hates him more than the Democrats do. He wins, something I will never get tired from.

Everyone’s guess here is as good as everyone else’s.

Suburban Farm Guy | March 21, 2023 at 8:54 am

2 questions. Isn’t Merrick Garland the ultimate authority — Bragg’s boss? With authority to shut him down on the Federal charges issue?

2nd, won’t there be appeals taking this to a higher court, maybe all the way to the Supreme Court? You would think this obviously shite case will get tossed immediately. Has anyone thought that far ahead yet?

    NO. Bragg is the Manhattan DA. He does not work for Garland in any capacity. He has nothing to do with Garland. And Garland certainly can’t shut him down on anything.

    And he’s not bringing federal charges, of course. He has a grand jury considering whether to bring state charges for filing a false financial report in furtherance of a federal crime.

    If Trump is indicted I’m sure he will appeal, to the state Court of Appeals. But they may make him stand trial first and only appeal if convicted. Also the NY Court of Appeals isn’t exactly made up of Trump’s biggest fans. I don’t think federal appeals would be available to him.

      Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | March 23, 2023 at 12:53 am

      Rather difficult for him to file a charge for a false financial report in furtherance of a federal crime since there doesn’t seem to be a federal crime committed to further.

It’s pure garbage of course…which is why Trump needs to play the long game instead of trying to gin up more fodder to piss off the middle of the country.

It’s all about the process, not the alleged crime.
The Dems plan is to to simply entangle Trump in a gazillion legal processes over the next year into the 2024 campaign season, not just to “get him”, but to weary voters of him due to all of his “drama” ( which they actually are responsible for creating).
Like Trump said, “it’s not so much me they’re after. It’s YOU. I’m just in the way.”

    He’s not standing in anyone’s way now. And they are coming for us, as “domestic terrorists,” at school board meetings, at church, at pro-life rallies and prayer meets, and anywhere else they can root out anyone who disagrees with the diktats of this administration. Biden made it crystal clear in his blood red speech that half the country is an enemy of the state and a threat to the very soul of our nation, and the corrupt Garland DOJ and the hopelessly lost FBI are following through.

    We are on our own. That’s why it’s important to speak out and push back wherever you are, get involved in local elections, getting out the vote, running for school board, any office. Don’t sit around waiting for someone to save us; we are AMERICANS for goodness’ sake, not crybabies waiting for our mommy (or in this case daddy) to come and save us.

Tomorrow’s article on the DeSantis interview ought to be a doozy.

    Mercyneal in reply to txvet2. | March 22, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Why? Breathless headlines aside, he was extremely measured and disciplined. Trump insinuated that he was a gay groomer of an underaged boy two days ago, and to that end, DeSantis was extremely measured and controlled

      Ironclaw in reply to Mercyneal. | March 23, 2023 at 12:55 am

      No, Trump insinuated no such thing. He simply pointed out that nothing real even needs to exist, they will create the drama if necessary and he’s completely right about that.

I wasn’t a Trump fan in 16, today no one else gets my vote. He’s done for us, and we owe it to him to back him so that he can continue his work now that he’s better prepared. He is our Churchill!

    Mercyneal in reply to Gandalfe. | March 22, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Give me a break. I voted for him twice but never again. I can’t take the misogynistic “horse face” comments anymore. I also thought it was appalling that on Monday Trump insinuated that DeSantis was a gay groomer of underaged teenagers. Do your homework