Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Trump is Indicted Again

I tried reading the latest Donald Trump indictment, and it is just as ridiculous as the previous ones.

It just complains that Trump decided to contest the election.

There are no big revelations. There is no hard evidence. Just claims that Trump pursued a legal strategy that some said would fail.

Meanwhile Pres. Biden's family took millions of dollars in bribes that got us involved in the Ukraine War.

Biden and AG Garland personally signed off on these bogus prosecutions. Biden will go down as one of the worst Presidents in American history.

I am looking for any legal explanation as to how Trump was doing anything criminal, as opposed to exercising his free speech and carrying out his duties.

Russian (and anti-American) law professor Ilya Somin writes:

Trump's most obvious defense to these charges is that he didn't engage in fraud and deception because he honestly believed he hToday’s indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be President of the United won the election, and that the Democrats had "stolen" it from him. ...

But the indictment recounts extensive evidence indicating that Trump in fact knew he had lost.

No, Trump's obvious defense is that the election had not been decided yet, and he was carrying out his rights and duties to make sure all his votes were properly credited.

Also notable is that the DoJ apparently determined that Trump was not responsible for any insurrection. The second impeachment was for "incitement of insurrection", and the DoJ spent 2.5 years examining the evidence to try to support such a charge, and failed.

Update: Mike Pence says:

Today’s indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be President of the United States.
Then Pence should not be running for President. Pence now attacks Trump for Jan. 6, 2021, but listen to what he said on Jan. 4.
Vice President Mike Pence said that he understands that many people are skeptical about the election results, and promises they will "have their day in Congress" on Wednesday when the results are set to be finalized.
The indictment has a few paragraphs blaming Trump for what he said to Pence, but Trump was only holding Pence to his promise.

It appears that Pence was given immunity from prosecution in exchange for testimony against Trump.

Update: Comments:

I can’t believe I have to explain this to supposed adults including professors but here goes.

Its a crime if you rob a bank with a gun for 1 million dollars.

Its not a crime to go up to the bank manager during business hours demand that you get 1 million dollars because you claim to believe that space aliens siphoned money from your account. Then leave peacefully.

No matter how wacky Trump’s claims and efforts supposedly are he did it within the legal framework of what was allowed. Until the Dems retroactively reinterpreted it to be illegal. ...

A better example is disputing the balance of a checking account.

It’s not fraud if you claim they made a mistake, nor do you have to prove that you honestly think they did.

Should every candidate demanding a recount go to jail?

1 comment:

CFT said...

I recall Al Gore challenging the presidential election results... no one ever mentioned insurrection, treason, abuse of power, etc. Of course most of today's young people can't even recall who the last four presidents were, much less what happened the last time someone challenged a presidential election.

A funny thing happens when your memory is longer than fifteen minutes, you realize that most of what you hear from the media is bullshit, and that you have to make up your own mind.