Trump: I’m Going To Be Arrested Tuesday By Manhattan District Attorney (UPDATES)
Trump on Truth Social: “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
This is a developing story, and it will be updated throughout the day.
There have been reports swirling the last couple of days that Donald Trump will be charged and arrested next week by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office on charges relating to payments to Stormy Daniels. The exact nature of the charges and the basis is not known yet, but based on prior leaks to the media, it appears that Bragg has come up with a novel theory that an otherwise lawful payment becomes criminal if it is accounted for incorrectly, a so-called falsifying business records offense. Even the NY Times noted this is highly unusual:
In New York, falsifying business records can amount to a crime, albeit a misdemeanor. To elevate the crime to a felony charge, Mr. Bragg’s prosecutors must show that Mr. Trump’s “intent to defraud” included an intent to commit or conceal a second crime.
In this case, that second crime could be a violation of New York State election law. While hush money is not inherently illegal, the prosecutors could argue that the $130,000 payout effectively became an improper donation to Mr. Trump’s campaign, under the theory that because the money silenced Ms. Daniels, it benefited his candidacy.
Combining the criminal charge with a violation of state election law would be a novel legal theory for any criminal case, let alone one against the former president, raising the possibility that a judge or appellate court could throw it out or reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor.
Alvin Bragg is a deeply destructive D.A elected with the help of a Soros-funded political PAC:
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Sunday that Manhattan’s new district attorney Alvin Bragg is “handcuffing the police” and blamed his election on George Soros, claiming the billionaire has “effectively destroyed the criminal justice system in America.” …
Bragg, a Democratic, kept to his campaign promise during his first week in office and told his staff to only seek prison time for those who commit the most severe crimes….
Bratton then cited the $1 million donation that Hungarian-born philanthropist Soros gave to the Color of Change political action committee, which supported Bragg.
“If you look at every city in America that has violent crime increases and disorder increases…what is the one common denominator?” Bratton said. “District attorneys, almost all of whom are funded phenomenally by George Soros.”
Fox News reported yesterday on preparations for the arrest:
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has asked for a meeting with law enforcement ahead of a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump next week, according to a court source.
According to the source, the meeting was requested Thursday and hasn’t been set. The meeting is to “discuss logistics for some time next week, which would mean that they are anticipating an indictment next week,” the source familiar with the planning said.
There apparently is going to be a perp walk:
#BREAKING: Trump may be HANDCUFFED and arrested next week.
This is as a result of a possible indictment.
Could this be the end of Trump? pic.twitter.com/XR9xwcMmdy
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) March 17, 2023
Trump posted on Truth Social that he will be arrested Tuesday, and he is calling for protests:
OUR NATION IS NOW THIRD WORLD & DYING. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS DEAD! THE RADICAL LEFT ANARCHISTS HAVE STOLLEN OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND WITH IT, THE HEART OF OUR OUR COUNTRY. AMERICAN PATRIOTS ARE BEING ARRESTED & HELD IN CAPTIVITY LIKE ANIMALS, WHILE CRIMINALS & LEFTIST THUGS ARE ALLOWED TO ROAM THE STREETS, KILLING & BURNING WITH NO RETRIBUTION. MILLIONS ARE FLOODING THROUGH OUR OPEN BOARDERS, MANY FROM PRISONS & MENTAL INSTITUTIONS. CRIME & INFLATION ARE DESTROYING OUR VERY WAY OF LIFE…
Page 2: NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!
By all appearances at this time, this is just another corruption of the prosecutorial powers that Democrats have unleashed against a political opponent. We’ve seen it from the NY State Attorney General who ran on a platform of getting Trump and his family, and the local Atlanta prosecutor running a grand jury to get Trump. No one would be prosecuted for the charges under investigation if it were not Donald Trump.
The charges, if not more substantial than described so far, are a fraudulent abuse of power aimed at manipulating the political process as we enter a presidential election cycle. Make no mistake, this has happened before and cost Republicans politically, including the fraudulent prosecution of then Senator Ted Stevens, which was overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct but not before Stevens resigned setting in motion events that gave Democrats the votes they needed to pass Obamacare.
The abuse of prosecutorial power by Democrats will, to paraphrase Chuck Schumer’s attack on the Supreme Court, unleash the whirlwind. We just don’t know in which direction it will hit. I think there are several things going on here, including Democrats hope for violence that will allow a J6 crackdown on Trump supporters more far-reaching than the prosecution of people for “parading” because they peacefully attended a protest where others committed violence. I also think that keeping the Trump prosecution (with more to come) front and center as he (likely) leads the Republican primaries is a political strategy—it’s no wonder the charges are coming now.
If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 18, 2023
I mean, no offense to @elonmusk , but the real world isn’t Twitter. The average person turns on the news and sees the president got indicted they say he’s disqualified from office.
— Free (@KaladinFree) March 18, 2023
The FBI, FEDs, and Antifa to dress up like Trump supporters and try to incite riots in … 4 … 3 … 2 ….
Don't fall of another Ray Epps situation.
It's a trap.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) March 18, 2023
Can’t wait to see Patriot (FBI) Front dudes cause problems next week.
Heads up—if you’re in an internet group chat anywhere discussing a response to Trump’s arrest and unknown posters with handles like “UPWITH1776” or “IMADOMESTICTERRORIST” are in it, leave immediately. Trust me
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) March 18, 2023
Prosecutors should apply the same standards as they would to anyone else: this wouldn’t have been a criminal prosecution in any other case (a misdemeanor at most). No doubt about it. Our entire country is skating on thin ice right now & we cannot afford to politicize the justice… https://t.co/fOWWPzgqGN
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) March 18, 2023
As expected, both sides are ratcheting up the rhetoric in anticipation of a Trump arrest. On the left, there is a "thrill kill" sense to the celebration. On the right, there is an apocalyptic tenor that ignores the protections afforded by our legal system.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) March 18, 2023
The Hill has posted my column on expected arrest and prosecution of Donald Trump. Although it may be politically popular, the case is legally pathetic. https://t.co/ZTg9Q1WzPB
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) March 18, 2023
Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.
I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by… https://t.co/elpbh7LeWn
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 18, 2023
God Bless President Trump. Real America knows this is all a sham.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 18, 2023
My full statement on the illegal leaks stating that President Trump will be arrested next week: pic.twitter.com/VaTNVMjXpd
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) March 18, 2023
The impending indictment of President Trump in NY must be treated as it is: a politically-motivated prosecution based on a strained, convoluted legal theory. It makes clear the danger of a politicized “justice” system that will be (is being) weaponized against ALL Americans. https://t.co/dz8o2mUgJr
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) March 18, 2023
I've been asked by multiple reporters if an indictment would lead me to rescind my endorsement of Donald Trump. The answer is: hell no. A politically motivated prosecution makes the argument for Trump stronger. We simply don't have a real country if justice depends on politics.
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) March 18, 2023
Mike Pence responds (via Breitbart):
“Like many Americans, I’m just, I’m taken aback. You have a major crime wave in New York, especially in New York City. You have literally a Democratic Party that’s literally dismantled the criminal justice system in that city, undercut the NYPD, and this is what the Manhattan DA says is their top priority,” Pence said, lambasting the district attorney’s office for focusing on non-issues as crime runs amok.
“It reeks of the kind of political prosecution that that we endured back in the days of the Russia hoax and the whole impeachment over a phone call. And one thing I know is — I know that former President Trump can take care of himself,” Pence said, emphasizing that these witch hunts are “not what people are focused on.”
Lindsey Graham responds (via Fox News):
“The prosecutor in New York has done more to help Donald Trump get elected president than any single person in America today,” said Graham, speaking from Charleston, South Carolina, at the Palmetto Family Council’s Vision ’24 Forum, a prominent conservative Christian event.
In New York City, “you’re lucky if you don’t get mugged on the way to where you’re going. Is this really the most important thing going on in Manhattan?” Graham questioned. “I think this is an effort that’s ongoing, never ending to destroy Donald Trump, everything around Donald Trump.”
. . . . “They’re making stuff up that they’ve never used against anybody because they hate Trump. That’s what this is. They’re brewing a legal cocktail, to try to come up with some bizarre theory,” Graham said. “The law never used by anybody in New York, just because they hate Trump. You know why they’re doing this? Because they’re afraid of Trump. That’s why they’re doing it.”
Graham referred to the targeting of Trump as “selective prosecution” and said that if he were Trump, he would “take this all the way to the damn Supreme Court.”
Failed DA Alvin Bragg allows violent criminals to walk the streets, yet abuses the rule of law & powers of his office to target political opponents in partisan witchhunts. He’s unfit for office. If @GovKathyHochul has even a shred of integrity, she’ll remove him immediately.
— Rep. Claudia Tenney (@RepTenney) March 18, 2023
Virtually every campaign finance violation involves either 1) spending other people’s money illegally or 2) taking money into your campaign that you shouldn’t.
Trump did neither. He used his own money to resolve a private dispute, irrespective of any campaign.
The impending… https://t.co/ojtyQ0yZvU
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 18, 2023
🚨The reported upcoming arrest of President Trump by hyper partisan Soros prosecutor Alvin Bragg is some Third World Banana Republic lunacy and a very, very dangerous road to go down. 🧵
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) March 18, 2023
The Democrats used the FBI against parents, they used the FBI against Catholics, they used Big Tech against vaccine critics & anyone who questioned them. Now they want to arrest Trump, their leading political opponent. They are the banana republic party
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 18, 2023
Vivek immediately defends Trump following news of his imminent arrest.
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 18, 2023
Arresting President Trump over a 2016 event which is of dubious illegality is another sign of the left’s insanity. To arrest a former and future President is an act of hatred and poison and will further harden support for Trump while discrediting the left. Remember Hunter Biden!
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) March 18, 2023
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I know this seems petty in light of the importance of the issue. And I am not trying to minimize the significance of this or ridicule Mr. Trump. I agree with Professor Jacobson.
But this is a very important moment, and Mr. Trump’s statement is his first move. It needs to be well thought out and carefully deployed. It needs to be proofread. This looks like it wasn’t checked but instead posted impulsively and in anger. That detracts from the image he needs to portray, in my opinion.
You realize that those spelling errors are intentional, right?
He’s pacing and leading the large majority of under-average IQ americans, and he’s done it dozens of times before.
This is a man who has steaks well done with ketchup – just like a whole bunch of working class, uneducated blue collar workers.
“Working class, uneducated blue collar workers”.
You sound exactly like a progressive leftist.
The average American voter is fed up with polished anodyne responses from politicians that react like robots.
Trump is responding exactly the way any normal person would if they were informed they were being arrested on bullshit charges. And that reaction is going to resonate with his base.
“In New York, falsifying business records can amount to a crime, albeit a misdemeanor.”
The process is the punishment, like a cat torturing a mouse. But the Deep Sewer will assassinate Trump to keep him out of office, if need be, so there’s that…
Then, like all the other arrests in New York, he won’t spend a day in prison….RIGHT?? New York is an embarrassment.
Normally. But, this is a political arrest and they will shove Trump into gen-pop at Rikers.
Will Secret Service be accompanying him?
They will make sure Trump gets the full Sherman McCoy treatment.
Thanks for the post.
Wow, I really think these TDS people are clueless. The Tea Party was around before Trump. They tried to say they were the Religious Right and made documentaries about it to paint history. No matter what happens to Trump, the Patriots will still exist and it is going to make them stronger.
It just goes to show you to what extreme they are willing to stop the Patriots. Failed rigged election in 2016. Flynn. Two impeachments. unleashing a virus, fake. LV shooting. ( I now question school shooting), J6 violence and a fake bomb scare.
I really think they want war with Russia and they are doing this to control people. Your sons and daughters are at stake here. Be prepared. They have been coming for you kids and it is going to be a full blown war that they will need them.
So we’re not supposed to notice nothing being done about the campaign contributions by PMSNBC and the usual suspects. Like them sitting on the Hunter Biden crimes right before the election. That’s gotta run into the billions.
Whirlwind? Any celebrations of this travesty near this observer are going to be cut short. Very short.
Huh? Sitting on a story is NOT a campaign contribution, and is not illegal in any way.
Downvoting the truth won’t change it. If you think facts care about your feelingz, you’re on the wrong site.
Letting Hillary off the hook doesn’t seem to have gained him any brownie points with these leftist prosecutors. I don’t know about Musk’s prediction that this will mean his (re-)election. After all, if he pulls 83 million votes, the Dems will just manufacture 86 million. It’s sort of like the Fed printing money. All it takes is a little paper and some ink.
After the blatantly stolen 2020 elections with no pushback, they’ll get bolder in their election thievery, not meeker.
As has been pointed out repeatedly, it didn’t start in 2020. They’ve been doing it without repercussion for at least a century. They’re just getting more efficient, and as 2022 demonstrated, getting down into lower races that we were assured in 2020 were out of their reach.
This episode is an example of scatterbrained ideology. The DA is off his rocker with a purely partisan prosecution. Trump’s post in response was not well thought out, he allowed himself to respond emotionally and that’s going to play into the hands of the ideological leftists and used a club to bash him. Expect to see media going to town with way overblown J6 comparisons about inciting a mob.
That’s one of the chief Trump characteristics that has been the subject of constant misrepresentation by his most ardent supporters. It isn’t that they are “mean tweets” that is the problem, it’s that they’re knee-jerk, emotional, ill-considered and harmful to the cause, like insulting people whose support he needed to enact his/our agenda.
In other words, they are mean tweets.
No, they were counter-productive tweets.
As if they were genteel would matter. The obsession with tweets masks that it’s not about tweets at all.
Continuing to make my point.
Yet he won in 2016. Do you really think the “emotional” part caused him to lose in 2020?
No, he lost in 2020 because the Dems stole several states. However, it is likely that he was less than successful in enacting legislation than he might have been. Trying to change the subject doesn’t change the facts. It just confirms my point that some Trump supporters use the “mean tweets” meme to avoid acknowledging that Trump has/had any flaws or made mistakes.
He was less successful because they had it out for him no matter what. If he was less authentic, he probably would have been even less successful than less successful, if you get the drift.
That said, some people only see flaws. Or magnify flaws into character. Again, maybe that’s why he was less successful while accomplishing much under the circumstances.
He is what he is, warts and all. It’s up to people to remember how good it was and why, especially as things hurtle towards the abyss, and understand that it’s not about him, but something far more important.
Pro Trumpers fail to understand that he won in 2016 by catching Dems off guard. Turnout was incredibly low because every poll told them they didn’t need to bring out the vote because it was going to be a landslide Trump loss. When a notable portion of your votes are harvested and you have to beg your constituents to do their civic duty this can happen.
2020 did not have that same landscape. Trump won’t ever win again and it has little to do with fraud.
That is far too simplistic and why the only Trump crowd continues to misunderstand the reservations some voters have. Calling them stupid or traitors or ungrateful or pansy is unlikely to regain their support at the ballot box. Nor is minimizing their concerns or trivializing them as you do here.
It has been claimed that diplomacy or tact is:
‘the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in such a manner that they look forward to the trip’.
On a more strategic/tactical political battlefield level the advice of Sun Tsu is instructive:
‘Let your plans be as dark and impenetrable as night and when you move fall like a thunderbolt’
‘Victorious warriors win first then go to war while defeated warriors go to war first then seek to win’.
‘He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not will be victorious’.
‘The expert in battle moves the enemy and is not moved by him.’
Personally I enjoy the sarcastic and combative style of communication. Not everyone does and those votes count as much as yours or mine.
Making it complicated does not change the fact that there is more going on than tweets. Tweets are the least of it.
Trump is authentic. He calls it like it is. His way won in 2016, and the result in 2020 looks more suspect over time. He did not lose because of tweets.
As the greater public becomes more aware of the Orwellian state of our “democracy” and that dishonesty has crept in to almost every institution, persecuted Trump will look better, as one who not only made things better, but as someone that will be honest with the people and not hide the ball. He is Mr. Smith with a hard edge.
If tweets ‘are the least of it’ as you state here then why in your prior posts within the thread do you seek to reduce a more nuanced point down to ‘mean tweets’?
The argument within this thread is really whether the chosen communication style of Trump; sarcasm, combative remains as effective today as it did in 2016. While I personally like it some voters definitely do not. For some it was enough to turn them off in 2020 though they voter for him in 2016.
I simply argue that if he softens his edges a bit it would make his message more appealing to those voters.; IOW a little sugar to make the medicine taste better. It isn’t as if he will lose the votes of his hardcore faithful if does that and it would broaden his appeal.
Would you be willing to trade a few less ‘mean tweets’ for a Presidential election victory? I sure as hell would and am mystified as to why you don’t/won’t see that.
It was a metaphor, and it overlaps with the mean tweet meme.
Watching some of his speeches, and interviews, he seems less rough and more magnanimous, but there’s no doubt he is still up against a mountain and must fight. It’s hard to fight and appear nice. Do you think he would be a jerk if he was not under constant attack? Word on the street is that he is extremely cordial otherwise, and quite generous in praise and deed. As indicated elsewhere, if people do not wake up and see what’s been done to them by globalists, but instead focus on mean tweets and the like, will it even matter? It will be up to Trump to make his case to the people, for better or worse. But if he is indicted here, Musk’s prediction is not wild.
“It has been claimed that diplomacy or tact is”…I prefer …diplomacy is saying “nice doggy” while finding a bigger rock.
CommoChief: with all due respect, when it comes to Trump you are clueless. You really don’t get the big picture. There is a much bigger game going on and Trump is the key to everything. You can’t just “ho-hum” your way as “the reasonable guy” and arrive at a victory. There are too many of us who simply will not give the Deep State what they want and that is Trump’s head on a platter for daring to threaten their globalist ambitions. If we allow them to ignore the Constitution to get at Trump because we don’t have it in us to fight for something THAT BIG, do you really believe we will have the balls to stand and fight for someone as lame as DeSantis? Really? How lame are we anyway? The French are going to the wall fighting for to us seems to be a trivial issue, delaying retirement benefits for 2 years, but they are WILLING TO FIGHT! And they are the surrender monkeys? Deep State just got away with a coup and we still aren’t will to fight that battle? The best too many of us are will to do is approve the alternative to Trump the Deep State is promoting? If they can do that to Trump, DeSantis doesn’t stand a prayer.
I posted my definitive comment on how to engage in the fight right now on the thread about the Dutch farmers. Read it. THAT is how we do something that calls for all hands on deck (ESPECIALLY McCarthy, Trump and DeSantis) RIGHT NOW! Enough petty bickering already!
No. It’s like Trump says. They are after US! He is just standing in the way. We should be grateful we have a champion at all. And DeSantis is NOT that guy. PERIOD!
Of course the establishment is after you and me and the rest of the little guys and a few big fish like Musk, who see their totalitarianism for what it is. I make that argument at least once a week around here.
Trump making a call to protest will be twisted into a call for violence by the establishment and their lapdog media. It was a mistake on his part to frame his post that way. None of that means we should lay back and take a partisan DA conducting what appears to be a political prosecution at best and a malicious prosecution at worst.
Trump is NOT calling for violence and it doesn’t make a difference what he said. He got wind via a DA office leak (that’s how these scumbags operate) and threw it right into their faces essentially daring them to arrest him. Then the DA reacts like he was busted and started talking about how Trump’s comments will have an effect on the bail decision.
Yes we SHOULD protest. Trump isn’t falling into their trap. The media is falling into HIS. No one anywhere is talking about violent protest except YOU people.
Why do you take everything Soros-financed people say and throw it in our faces? Why aren’t you taking their crap and throwing it back in THEIR faces? Why do you always spin things against Trump and never for him? Because it’s all about destroying Trump. DeSantis is proving to be a non-starter and the Dems have nothing so the only hope is for you GOP dinosaurs to do the job for them.
Luckily, LI is a small island refuge for Trump haters so you can keep the faith among yourselves trick yourselves into believing that you are carrying the day. Eventually you will stray from your echo chamber and go for a walk and discover that your “big tent” is in the 19th hole of a country club. There is a very big conversation going on out there that you refuse to be part of. You Republican establishment dinosaurs are going extinct. THANK GOD!!!
Obviously Garfinkle and James are calling the shots here. And maybe Barry above them.
Also this is necessary since classified docs stuff tanked.
Huh? Who the **** is Garfinkle?
How are the new Trow working out?
As absurd as this is, do not play into the narrative and take to the streets. The Democrats would love nothing more than to have another January 6 event they can manipulate as propaganda and mess with the 2024 election.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. If people don’t react, the left will think they’ve lost interest in, or confidence in, Trump, and they’ll just push harder.
And yet the left can literally burn down cities and murder people via BLM and Antifa and NOTHING happens to any of them
Exactly so. Reject any sort of mass demonstration nonsense. It won’t work, the Fed Bois will be on site, there will possibly be agents provocateur in the crowd, you will be tarred with same brush as most violent/ belligerent whacko in attendance. Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in an emotional response that simply writes a post script to J6 narrative. Don’t breath new life into the dying J6 narrative.
Did you see the video of the woman who had the FBI show up at her work to question her about Pfizer? She Tweeted about “fighting back” against new mandates.
“Do you have plans to harm Pfizer?”
“Pfizer is a corporation and cannot be physically harmed. Are you here as Agents of Pfizer?”
Stinking rotten corrupt tin pot dictatorship 3rd world hellhole. Here we are!
Yup, the frog is pretty well cooked.
Soros didn’t really spend all that much money to effectuate his plan. Unless the rot had already been very well established, no amount of money could have destroyed a country in two generations. Nor could any minority have destroyed the country. It was destroyed by the majority-women. Every single aspect, institution, profession, business and cultural norm has become totally feminized.
Today’s man is best exemplified by the image of a doughy, overweight, pale, goateed, soy boy at his gaming console with an untucked, collared short-sleeve shirt and ridiculous, oversized, tortoise-shell, horn-rimmed spectacles.
Agree with Musk, even if it’s wishful thinking that justice will prevail for Trump, who Democrats will try to stop by any means necessary. WHY?
I suggest this move is a coordinated action, to distract from the real criminal activity being reported on Biden and his family.
The elephant in the room.
It just took a dump on the coffee table.
Most likely. The House needs to not get distracted, although how effective their hearings are going to be is questionable without any means to prosecute. It’s obvious impeachment isn’t going anywhere.
Yes. And the way to respond is to double down on the investigations and engage the House in the fight as I described. But as we’ve learned, around here, if it involves Trump, it’s a no-go. Somehow we have to find a win within the game that the Deep State is controlling. We can change the narrative if we push ALL of our advantages and the biggest one is Trump’s persistent and growing popularity. We Trumpers aren’t stupid. We just aren’t so dainty in fighting a war that we get offended when our champion is rough around the edges. He’s a winner and has willingly taken all of the slings and arrows for us at his own personal expense. We know what we get with Trump and we need it bad.
TY Leslie… I think you nailed it…
in 2014, Sidney Powell wrote a book about the Ted Stevens case called “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.”
“A tragic suicide, a likely murder, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story giving them a frightening perspective on justice corrupted and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power. Its scope reaches from the US Department of Justice to the US Senate, the FBI, and the White House. This true story is a scathing attack on corrupt prosecutors, the judges who turned a blind eye to these injustices, and the president who has promoted them to powerful political positions.”
The Feds bent over backwards and refused to indict Hillary after admitting on national television that the investigation proved that she did break the law. So as not to impeded her presidential campaign.
Trump, so far as they have been able to prove, broke no laws but they are bending over backwards to find something – anything – that they can indict him on. So as to impede his prsidential campaign.
They need ONE standard for ALL politicians. It doesn’t matter really which one they pick. Either The Clintons, the Bidens, the Kennedys, et. al. need indictments right alongside Trump….or they need to leave him alone.
It doesn’t work that way.
Obviously, because communist totalitarians are not honest.
My point. It doesn’t matter that we play by the rules, because they won’t. That doesn’t change the fact that most of us WANT to play by the rules, and they don’t, unless they get to make them up as they go. We used to have a representative republic, where both sides stayed mostly inside the lines. That’s long gone, and I don’t see it coming back. The best we (well, you – I’ll probably be gone by then) can hope for is to somehow wrest power away from them without an actual shooting war.
Ok, that will work/sarc
Gee, I think it’s personal/sarc
I read about this on another blog
I’m so disgusted I really can’t figure a way forward
“Trump prosecution (with more to come) front and center as he (likely) leads the Republican primaries is a political strategy – it’s no wonder the charges are coming now.
No “likely” about it Professor, President Trump is ahead of anyone, HuGLY
They don’t care….
I think the average person feels like me, helpless, damned either way we react.
If it were 1776 I’d be grabbing my musket, but in 2023, I don’t think muskets are going to be enough…
Judge Rules Trump Lawyer Must Testify in Documents Inquiry
The ruling found that the government had met the threshold for the crime-fraud exception, which allows prosecutors to get around attorney-client privilege if they believe a crime has been committed.
For the Dems any exception is the rule. The judge is a fellow traveler if all were kniwn.. So like minded, any “novel” legal argument is considered a foregone conclusion.
Oh, that’s simple to get around. Just take the Hillary Defense and for every question asked of Trump’s attorneys they should simply answer, ” I do not recall.” or ” I don’t remember that.” or “What difference does that really make at this point.” and simply leave it at that.
The Ides of March
The Left condones and uses protest including violence to punish and intimidate opposition. But only they are allowed this. When the non-Dems do exactly the same it is “criminal”. The Dems have everything aligned from DOJ down to local NYC to make This a national issue with a national response. Think J6 ing the entire country. They will frame their overreach and protecting the country. They are confident that they have absolute control of the outcome. This is the Coup V2.0
with the media on their side and big tech on their side they might be able to pull it off
until they can’t control it any more.
I find myself wondering, how many of those senators survived the aftermath of what they unleashed?
So the best the democrats can do after almost a decade of desperately searching for something, anything, to indict Trump on and arrest him for is a possible misdemeanor charge of falsifying business records along with the long shot of an upgrade to a felony for violation of New York election law for not declaring the $130,000 money paid to Stephanie Clifford as a campaign contribution? Just how pathetic is that.
Particularly concerning since paying off a blackmailer is *not* a legit campaign expense and you can be put away for trying that stunt. That’s settled law.
(argh for lack of an edit button) Trump paid off his blackmailer by way of personal funds, not campaign funds.
And Drudge has this top story linked to the crazy leftist blog: Alternet. I knew Drudge was bad these days but may as well have Soros running it if that’s the headline link.
You mean somebody still reads Drudge????
agreed …. after they watched LGF destroy itself
they went after Drudge … I haven’t read that site
in at least 3 years …
my problem with Trump is he isn’t very good at picking people … ie Pence .. Barr and others I can’t remember now … all of them willing to stab him and us in the back ..
my fear of Ron D. is he is an arm of the Bush/Chaney wing of the GOP ….
The next Jan 6 push, as the reaction will be amplified into a far more horrid club.
This is funny. If Elon Musk is right, then the left will have helped re-elect President Trump.
If he’s wrong, they will have helped elect President DeSantis.
As a strategy, it seems flawed.
Considering the present state of candidates for the left, To them DeSantis would be their top choice since he is controlled buy the GOPe. Considering the GOPe is nothing more than the other side of the liberal coin.
Your posting to DeSantis aficionados, they can’t wrap their minds around the truth
May the retromingent pox covered scum sucking spawn of mule faced long tooth harridans of Hell eat flaming death.
Of all the dreads caused by “woke” philosophy the pretty much total crushing of the legal system holds the most dangerous threat to everyman.
Guard us, Lord.
“THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
Is anyone surprised by this happening at this point? The democrats need something, anything, to distract from the damaging revelations that the Biden Crime Family has taken considerable money from Chinese based companies over the years. So it’s all, quick! Look over there (–>)! We’re going to be arresting Trump on bogus trumped up charges (no pun intended)! And the left along with the right go bonkers and all else is forgotten. Look! We’re charging Trump! Arresting him! Don’t look at anything else.
And when the whole thing comes to naught and nothing really happens the whole thing will be quietly and quickly swept under the carpet as if it had never happened.
The Left will arrest Trump and he will be denied bail. Thry will do whatever to incite discord. If nothing happens they will further abuse Trump and followers to get a reaction. Just like DC …can any jury be trusted in deep blue enclaves? The Left believes that they have total control. This has been planned just like J6.
‘In this case, that second crime could be a violation of New York State election law. While hush money is not inherently illegal, the prosecutors could argue that the $130,000 payout effectively became an improper donation to Mr. Trump’s campaign, under the theory that because the money silenced Ms. Daniels, it benefited his candidacy.”
How many politicians could this apply to if they were successful in court?
Any money changes hands for any reason and you could claim it to be an improper donation to a campaign because it benefits the person running for office.
The title of this article is a misrepresentation of Trump’s statements.
Trump did not say that he “is going to be arrested”.
He said “Illegal leaks” … “indicate that” … “will be arrested”.
His statement regarding the illegal leaks is true, but *he* made no claim that he actually would be arrested.
Maybe you should read his Truths.
He stated that “illegal leaks” … “indicate that” … [he] “will be arrested”…
Statements of fact by Trump are generally proven to be true, even if only after some time. Statements of fact from “illegal leaks” by government are generally proven to be false.
Unless it is a class A felony this all seems time barred.
Under New York law, CPL § 30.10(2)(a), a “prosecution for a misdemeanor must be commenced within two years after the commission thereof.”
For other types of felony offenses not listed in § 30.10(2)(a), the statute of limitation requires that the “prosecution for any other felony must be commenced within five years after the commission thereof…” See § 30.10(2)(b).
But they’re going to argue that really means after we’ve spent years studying him and found it- that’s when the time starts.
But if that’s the law- his lawyers should be able to have the charges dismissed at arraignment.
Are you really that naive?
Which comes after the perp walk, which is all this is about.
There’s not going to be a perp walk. Trump’s lawyers will arrange for him to turn himself in if he’s even indicted (which seems kind of likely, even if it’s just plain stupid on legal and political grounds).
This is all about pushing Trump’s buttons and hoping that his loyal followers will flood into enemy territory to protest so they can claim another “insurrection” and “prove” how dangerous Trump is. He’s fallen for it, but so far, it seems his followers are much more intelligent. Think trial balloon, poking us with a stick, trying to elicit a response they can then use to their advantage. Let’s just see what their Plan B is since this is clearly a dud.
That would seem to be a goal if true. Get Trump’s legal team to throw it out and say “See he was actually a crook but our justice system protects rich white people”
The fantasy of every Trump hater is to see him in a perp walk, hands cuffed behind his back. (Probably) Won’t happen, but if it did, there would be mass dem orgasms on the streets of this country. The pictures of such a fiasco would be shown every day, 24 hours a day until the 2024 election.
So McCarthy is getting involved and cutting off federal funds. A good sign if he follows through. Musk is right, arresting Trump will guarantee he wins in a landslide… if we get to having an election in 2024. The Deep State is capable of conjuring all kinds of national emergencies justifying “special powers” for the Potatus. It will be so much more difficult to steal the 2024 elections, even with McConnell on board the NeverTrump choo-choo.
I would like to hear DeSantis say something about this that isn’t written by Karl Rove.
BTW, Trump’s call to protest are an invitation to join him in Waco as he kicks off his presidential campaign with a rally. Everybody calm down. Sheesh.
1. The first posting by Trump does not contain any references to a rally in Waco.
2. If the way folks perceive what Trump sends out is unimportant, as you continuously claim, then why did he issue a second statement to attempt to clarify?
3. Why would you feel the need to make the case that everyone should calm down if, as you continuously claim, the style of the communication is unimportant?
FWIW I largely agree with you on most every issue at least in diagnosing the problems we face and in many of the solutions that need to be applied.. There are two key differences:
A. I believe it is better to use honey and not vinegar when courting votes. IOW don’t give folks a reason to refuse to vote for you when at all possible is a prudent strategy.
B. I expect Trump to court my vote and not demand it or expect to receive it as his due. He will have to earn it but since I already voted for the guy four times counting the primaries he has the inside track to get it again in this primary. Obviously if he is the nominee he gets it in the general.
Exactly as I predicted last year.
It doesn’t matter legality, crime, or anything. EXACTLY as they did with impeaching him over Ukraine, and EXACTLY as happened with the insane FBI raid, they desperately think that if they just keep upping the ante that something will finally stick to him.
They’ll get a laughably biased jury of dangerhair far leftists and ‘convict’ him, then try and claim it forbids him from running.
News flash – every time they tried this it made him MORE popular, and just solidified the support behind him that the Deep State is utterly terrified of him running again.
It just demonstrates that they know he won in a landslide in 2020, and he’s going to win in a BIGGER landslide in 2024.
Letitia and Alvin are scurrilous frauds that our Founders would have shot, and then hanged.
Not a doubt in my mind you are correct on both counts. Justice in America no longer exists in the hands of government. The justice system has become the favorite weapon of the American communist party. Works much better than voting ever did. No matter how popular a guy may be the “party” can take him out completely in a courtroom on politically motivated charges.
Couldn’t Trump just avoid going to New York and avoid arrest?
Nope. 18 U.S. Code § 3182 – Fugitives from State or Territory to State, District, or Territory
With all due respect to Professor Jacobson, Jonathan Turley’s saying that conservatives are ignoring the protection of the legal system makes the assumption that a renegade government in power [and the making of the charges if they are as described here kinda makes them renegade as far as the rule of law], that is in power based on highly questionable electoral integrity, when attacking their foremost political enemy, would give an obese rodent’s glut‘s about those protections.
We have seen enough over the last few years to question the motives, intents, and constitutional loyalty of those who rule us regardless of party. The Social Contract exists based upon sets of shared assumptions, including the political/legal system. If they are no longer shared, the Contract ceases to exist.
As far as the upcoming legal fable, I have two wishes. First, despite Trump calling for demonstrations, I would advise against it because the Coercive Organs of State Power are going to be controlling them and creating false provocations and maybe deaths too like on J6. They have history. Second, I would advise that you pray to whatever Deity you hold dear that nothing happens to Trump while he is in custody. Because I don’t think we could recover the Social Contract after that.
As a final thought, what, if anything, do you think the GOPe will do or say over this? I admit that I think it will range from silence to active collaboration with the Democrats.
So far McCarthy is the ONLY one in leadership that I’ve seen come out hard and condemn it.
I full expect Biiitch McConnell, Grahamnesty, and Pierre Delecto to eagerly denounce Trump at every opportunity.
The vile Dumb-o-crats want to provoke a violent Republican response, and, then, turn that into another January 6th show trial stunt. And, when Republicans won’t oblige, they’ll no doubt have some agents provacateur and paid stooges attempt to incite something. That’s how transparent and predictable these idiots are.
You are close but a little off.
They are trying to influence us into voting Trump in the primary so they could keep the presidency after 2024.
I’ll state that irrespective of one’s preference for the 2024 GOP nominee for president (I’ve expressed by preference for DeSantis, previously) the national electoral landscape is decidedly inhospitable to all GOP presidential candidates, at this point. There is zero margin for error, and, a slew of “must-win” states. Adding to that challenge is the collective weight and influence that the FBI, water-carrying, mainstream media lapdogs/lackeys and Big Tech bring to bear on behalf of Dumb-o-crat candidates, and, in opposition to GOP candidates. Until and unless the malign influence of that insidious alliance is effectively countered and dealt with, the reality is that dotard-marionette, Biden (or, greasy Newsolini, as a stand-in replacement) will be re-elected in 2024, despite his manifest incompetence, corruption and destructive policies.
I’ll add that the 2022 congressional midterm results are the source of much of my pessimism regarding the GOP’s presidential prospects in 2024. Those results indicated that a majority of American voters will continue to reflexively and reliably vote for Dumb-o-crat candidates and office-holders, no matter how manifestly incompetent and destructive their reign and their polices have been.
I fully agree that our disadvantage in the institutions is devastating (which is why I think it is so important we do what we can to win this), and yes I agree we do see eye to eye on needing to nominate the person who is most likely to be able to make it.
However I don’t think the odds are insurmountable, even though they are demoralizing. I do agree almost everything you said but the fight is still clearly ongoing.
Former President Bill Clinton paid Paula Jones a whopping $850,000 to keep her quiet over sexual harassment claims — but was never arrested for it.
Mission accomplished for the Manhattan DA because this likely does play for Trump in the primary.
Remember they are playing a long game and unlike Trump actually know how to play 3d chess.
3d chess is now engaging in malicious prosecution on a bogus theory that is obviously an abuse of the legal process. Is that what you’re saying?
No, he’s saying that he believes that this malicious prosecution is intended to strengthen support for Trump among the GOP base who have drifted toward another candidate (Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, whomever). He thinks that they intend to bolster Trump with this move. I don’t agree with him on this, but it’s pretty clear what he’s saying.
My view is that this is yet another attempt to “get Trump,” discredit his supporters, and ensure a Democrat victory in 2024. The left is clearly salivating–as are the usual crap Never Trumper maroons like crybaby Kinzinger–at the thought that there will be mass violence at mass protests and that they can pin that result on Trump.
Unlike Danny, I don’t think the left is nearly as clever as they think they are. This is a huge (yuge, even) mistake, and there will be no mass protests, no violence, just normal people growing ever more leery of the rule of law in this country and of its enforcers, supposed guardians, et al.
They WANT us to show up at protests . . . in New York City, no less. Who is that stupid after what happened with J6? Pretty much no one, and frankly, if some clueless maroons DO show up, all they will get is a freezing cell, daily beatings and sexual assault, starvation, and the other assorted tortures and abuses being visited upon the J6 political prisoners.
Frankly, I am pretty appalled that Trump called for protests and to “take our country back” given what we know about how such things are infiltrated and manipulated by the feds and how his J6 supporters are rotting in fetid cells enduring horrible abuse. He doesn’t care about them, and he doesn’t care about you. If he did, he would never ever have issued such a call. Either that, or he’s completely clueless about what is going on. Either way, not a good look.
We agree. Democrats are not that smart, but certainly that vindictive. However, there is nothing wrong with protesting injustice. Why should only one side have that Constitutional right? And, in the end, it really is about taking out country back. Time to understand it’s the purpose behind the peaceful protest. If this actually comes down, in the context of American history, not to protest would be odd.
As for what he cares about, why do you pretend to know, rather than simply say you disagree with his call? It’s like you’re hoping something will happen, so you can be proved right. Again, what should people do? Put BLM signs in their windows?
Uh huh. My guess is that you are far too smart to go to a protest of Trump’s impending arrest in New York City.
You were saying?
As to Trump’s caring about the J6 political prisoners, it’s not that I am pretending to know anything, just making an observation based on his (in)action on the issue. He could have pardoned them all before leaving office, and they could all be living their lives as free men. But no. He could have been using his large podium to rail against the injustices they are facing. But no. He could have held rallies in support of the J6 political prisoners, shining a light on their horrific treatment. But no.
So, sure, I don’t “KNOW” what Trump thinks about them, but I’m also not deaf, dumb, and blind.
Before it was mentally challenged. Now far too smart. Make up your mind.
No protest scheduled to date, so it’s speculation about what anyone would do.
He said he would pardon the J6 people. Yeah, there are some things that he should do better, according to one person or another. But that does not mean he does not care to the extent you observed, about them or the rest of us for that matter.
Your inability to let anything go and, in that case, to consistently misrepresent what I was saying suggests a certain . . . slowness. Yep. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that attending a protest of a Trump arrest in NYC is stupid on every single level.
He had the power to pardon them and did not use it. Not that he’ll be reelected, but let’s play make believe: What makes you think he’d pardon them . . . some time in 2025, after they’ve been unjustly rotting in horrendous conditions for four miserable years? A thing he had in his power to prevent and chose not to.
He may not care about me, but I believe he cares, and cared deeply about our entire nation. His call to protest is not just about how he has been treated, but about the decline of our nation. From his Truth,,,(caps are his)
“IT’S TIME!!! WE ARE A NATION IN STEEP DECLINE, BEING LED INTO WORLD WAR III BY A CROOKED POLITICIAN WHO DOESN’T EVEN KNOW HE’S ALIVE, BUT WHO IS SURROUNDED BY EVIL & SINISTER PEOPLE WHO, BASED ON THEIR ACTIONS ON DEFUNDING THE POLICE, DESTROYING OUR MILITARY, OPEN BORDERS, NO VOTER I.D., INFLATION, RAISING TAXES, & MUCH MORE, CAN ONLY HATE OUR NOW FAILING USA. WE JUST CAN’T ALLOW THIS ANYMORE. THEY’RE KILLING OUR NATION AS WE SIT BACK & WATCH. WE MUST SAVE AMERICA!PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST!!!”
Where does that leave an average person, such as myself? This website’s own legal guy has cautioned against any protest:
“Don’t be a schmuck. 💀
Outdoor or other physical-presence protests are per se traps for the right. This was obvious on January 5, 2021 – well before.
We don’t have full civil liberties in Blue jurisdictions. And you won’t help Trump at all by making an “insurrection” in NYC”
Sadly, I believe there will be protests because nut jobs will pretend to be Trump supporters and cause violence. That is something that we can’t control. That is why I am with Ron on this… be smart…
Obviously, I agree with Ron since I’ve been saying don’t be stupid and rush to NYC to protest. Trump’s legal issue will play out in (should be laughed out of) court, and ultimately, Democrats are not going to be happy with this precedent. Not happy at all.
You did read that correctly in what I think the purpose of this is.
I would argue my point (i.e. Alan Dershowitz considers this one of the worst cases he saw from a prosecutor and thinks even a NY Jury will laugh it out of court if it ever even sees a jury) but that isn’t what is most important right now.
What is important is the part I 100% agree with you on which is the protesting. A large protest could also be called the ideal circumstances for FBI or even local NYPD provocateurs. They are working triple overtime trying to turn anyone on the right they could into a prisoner by trickery.
Whatever the chances of you ending on CNN and however much you might wish to be framed by MSNBC you are better off staying out of the hells we call prisons (which are much closer to Eastern European and Balkan or even Chinese prisons than Norwegian ones) and staying out of being mistreated even by our standard and could make a much better differences as a free man/woman.
One thing not getting, wouldn’t a Manhattan DA need some help getting a warrant out on another state resident? If it’s no issue, any state could send troopers all over the country looking for their wanted and drag them back.
18 U.S. Code § 3182 – Fugitives from State or Territory to State, District, or Territory
And will be shocked not to see a Fedsurrection tied to this
txvet2 in reply to txvet2. | March 18, 2023 at 12:30 pm
Really? President Trump was the most successful Republican President in decades, maybe since Lincoln
If you’re going to respond to one of my comments, do it in order, don’t hide it further down the chain as you so frequently do. It makes you look like you’re afraid of the response.
Well, you could just respond instead of being a cry baby about it 🙄
Not crying, pointing out a particular habit of another commenter. The comment itself is too absurd to bother responding.
Time to march pedo joe out in cuffs for his trial on bribery by the chinese and ukrainians,
Ted Stevens did not resign. He was narrowly defeated a week after his false conviction.
When a trial balloon gets noticed, sometimes it creates an antibody response, actively looking for that particular kind of virus to come again.
Sometimes not so much. Like “No Gas Stoves For You!” But, really, why should they be any better at this kind of vaccine?
New York Post is reporting that the indictment isn’t a sure thing. More witnesses testifying this week. There will be no arrest on Tuesday. Appears to be a head fake by Trump.
Trump did not claim that he would be arrested. He claimed that “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan D.A.’s office “indicated” that he would be arrested.
If the content of the leaked information from the D.A.’s office was false, how is that a “head fake by Trump”?
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