In America, you are not supposed to selectively select a person and try to find a crime to pin on them. You are legally obligated to take a crime and try to ascertain who perpetrated it. However, over the last several years, Democrats have weaponized our Justice System against their political opponents, more specifically, against former President Donald Trump. It should not be this way, at least not in America, a Constitutional Republic. Our Justice System is not only mandated to uphold and apply the law as written, but it is also bound by our U.S. Constitution to protect the people and our rights enshrined in The Bill of Rights To The Constitution, and not abuse the law by functioning as an arm of any one Political Party. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. said, “our Constitution was framed fundamentally as a bulwark against governmental power, and preventing the arbitrary administration of punishment is a basic ideal of any society that purports to be governed by the rule of law.”
Unfortunately, the Democrat-controlled cities of Manhattan, Atlanta, and Washington DC care little for Justice and equal application of the law.
After Joe Biden assumed office in January 2021, The Ruling Class War on Trump kicked into high gear and overdrive as a special task force of Washington DC prosecutors was deliberately relocated to the Manhattan District Prosecutors Office, specifically to help the Soro’s funded District Attorney’s, DA Cyrus Vance, and then his successor, DA Alvin Bragg, in what is a politically motivated special mission to scour through President Trumps personal life and business records to find anything they could manipulate and spin into a crime to pin on him, as of course, a continuation of this malicious persecute and prosecute “Get-Trump” witch-hunt, in order to prevent him from running in the 2024 Presidential Election. Indeed, the New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, ran on “elect me and I will "Bring down" President Trump” as if he were on the FBI’s ten most wanted list for beating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
In February of 2021, Attorney Mark Pomerantz quit his firm in the private sector to help the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, pursue the left's egregious unrelenting political witch-hunt against Donald Trump. However, in February 2022, Pomerantz abruptly resigned after Alvin Bragg became District Attorney. Once back in the private sector and off the “Get-Trump” crusade, Pomerantz wrote a Book in which he not only decries and viciously trashes Trump but also discusses the NYDA prosecutor's office's internal ongoing legal conversations about the case, also noting that the only reason he accepted this assignment was that he hates Donald Trump, writing that he would, in fact, have paid to be on the prosecution to take down Trump.
This is not only a frightening statement to make as a prosecutor determining the faith of others in a country where Lady Justice Is Blindfolded representing a legal system that is supposed to be objective, impartial, and unprejudiced, but it also raises serious ethical questions, which according to trial attorney, Joe Tacopina goes far beyond attorney ethics and is, in fact, a crime, because Pomerantz signed a legal document declaring that he understands that it is in criminal violation of the New York State penal law to take any information collected while an appointed prosecutor from a grand jury investigation and disclose it to a third party. In writing this book Pomerantz not only revealed it to a third party, but he publicized it to millions of parties. That’s not only an ethical violation; it’s a criminal violation.
At this point in time, all signs are indicating that the unhinged radical Manhattan “Get-Trump” Prosecutor, DA Alvin Bragg, a crypto socialist, and a “state” prosecutor and not a “federal” prosecutor, will almost certainly arrest Trump in the coming days or week on what can only be characterized as a bogus convoluted mishmash hodgepodge perfunctory novel legal theory, under an FEC campaign violation, which is a “federal charge” that is only ever prosecuted at the federal level by a federal prosecutor and not at the state by a district attorney, which is who and what Alvin Bragg is.
If this sounds all too confusing, don’t worry, you’re not alone; even America's most renowned and brilliant Constitutional legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, a Democrat nonetheless, who taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years, can’t seem to wrap his head around and make legal sense of these charges, calling an indictment of Trump a targeted injustice for several reasons, not excluding the most obvious, that Federal Attorneys, which, again, Alvin Bragg is not, rebuked and refused earlier efforts to prosecute this case, while current and former chairmen and members of the FEC have also conceded and agreed that there was no campaign law violation let alone a crime.
It is neither criminal nor a campaign violation for Trump to use his own funds to settle acivil NDA or Non-Disclosure Agreement settlement with anyone, which makes this all the more troubling. Whether you like or hate Donald Trump, you should be worried about this conspicuous political weaponization of a prosecutor’s office against political opponents of the Democrats because the pendulum swings both ways! Once this precedent door is set and opened, it can never be closed. It may be Trump today, but in two years, it will be Biden and Obama, particularly because Bragg is also setting another precedent by disregarding the statute of limitations in Trump's case.
Unquestionably, DA Alvin Bragg is outside of his lane, in over his skis, operating beyond his jurisdiction and legal authority, and Sabotaging the Rule of Law by attempting to prosecute a federal case at a state level under FEC federal charges that the FEC said is not a crime, asserting that Trump didn't violate campaign law. And in addition to that, federal prosecutors, including Bragg’s predecessor, also declined to prosecute for the same reason, and why? Well, when you examine campaign finance laws and the violations therein, two very distinct components of the law stand out and are crucial. 1) Was it campaign funds, or was it personal funds? In President Trump’s case, it was positively personal funds and not campaign funds that were used to resolve a civil NDA settlement with Stormy Daniels, who was attempting to blackmail and squeeze Trump for money under threat of public humiliation. And 2) The catch-all question for campaign law violations; would this payment have been made irrespective of a campaign? And the answer to that question is categorically yes! Which therefore makes it not a crime or a campaign finance violation!
In point of fact, many have argued that Donald Trump is the victim of the crime of Extortion perpetrated on him by Stormy Daniels during what was a pivotal time for him, the 2016 presidential election. When someone threatens to publicly humiliate you and your family if you don’t pay up and give them what they want, which in Stormy Daniels's case was money, that’s extortion, and that’s a crime.
How Stormy Daniels is not being criminally investigated and prosecuted for extortion defies legal reason, but in this twisted new blue state/city woke America that is evolving or, I should say, devolving into a dystopian Democrat socialist hellhole, criminals are now the victims, and victims are now the criminals. President Trump, the victim of extortion, is being subjected to a grand jury investigation over what, in reality, was a crime of extortion that he was the victim of. You can’t make this stuff up!
The fact of the matter is and remains, irrespective of how much hate Alvin Bragg, Letitia James, their financier George Soros, and other Democrats harbor in their black unbeating hearts for Trump, it’s still not a statutory crime to use your own money for NDA settlement purposes, if it were, 99% of Congress, including, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden, would be in jail. In fact, it was learned in 2017 that The United States Congress had a Secret Taxpayer Fund Set Aside to Pay Off Sexual Harassment Claims to the tune of $20 Million in order to protect and safeguard the disreputable reputations of many Democrat Representatives up on Capitol Hill, like, for example, Democrat Rep. John Conyers.
In my opinion, the only definitive conclusion that can be reached here is that this is yet another politically motivated left-wing-led witch-hunt because George Soro’s stooge Alvin Bragg’s malicious claims simply do not pass the smell test or align with the facts of the case.
In 2016 President Trump‘s former attorney, Michael Cohen, a current felon, confessed perjurer, self-serving sleaze bag, and according to Bob Costello, Cohen's former attorney, a 'serial liar' in an effort to ingratiate himself with Donald Trump, admittedly took it upon himself to use his own money from an equity line of credit that he, of his own volition, took out without Trump’s knowledge or consent to strike a $130,000 NDA settlement with Stormy Daniels and her attorney on Trump's unauthorized behalf, again, without his knowledge, authorization, or signature, which Cohen attested to, clearly demonstrating that 1) Trump did not and could not have authorized this payoff, because you can’t approve of something that you had no prior knowledge of, and 2) the money could not have come from the campaign funds bank account as Cohen used an equity line to pay off Daniels.
Why would President Trump authorize such an NDA settlement when he has repeatedly denied that the affair ever happened and when Stormy Daniel’s can’t prove it happened?
On Sean Hannity’s Patriot Radio Podcast, he read a letter dated February 8th, 2018, that the law firm McDermott, Will, and Emery sent to the FEC Office Of Complaint Examination & Legal Administration and Jeff Jordan on behalf of Michael Cohen. It reads;
“Dear Mr. Jordan, I am writing on behalf of my client Michael D Cohen in response to your letter dated January 30th, 2018. This letter responds to complaint number MUR7313 which was filed with the FEC by Common Cause and Paul S Ryan. In a private transaction in 2016 before the US presidential election. Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford.” (AKA Stormy Daniels) “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump Campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly and contrary to the allegations in the complaint, which are entirely speculative. Neither Mr. Cohen nor Essential Consultants, LLC, made any in-kind contributions to Donald J Trump for president inc or any other presidential campaign committee. Mr. Cohen has not been a government employee during any of the relevant time period. The payment in question does not constitute a campaign contribution or expenditure, and therefore the FEC lacks jurisdiction over this matter. The complainants have not and cannot present any evidence to the contrary; accordingly, the complaint should be dismissed.
Please contact me at your earliest convenience, Stephen M Ryan, counsel for Michael Cohen.”
After seven years of one failed witch-hunt after another failed witch-hunt, vicious attacks, and phony probes, spying on Trump's campaign, a raid on his home, scouring through 11 million pages and decades' worth of Trump's tax returns and business & personal records in a politically motivated malicious bid to unearth or fabricate a crime to pin on him, to a 50 million dollars taxpayer-funded nothing burger Mueller probe that we now know Democrats knew was a fabricated hoax at the time, to the two fallacious impeachments that were also fabricated hoaxes that in actuality were predicted on crimes committed by Democrats. Crimes like Hillary Clinton’s con behind the dossier and Russiagate scandal, $12.4 million paid for Steele dossier, FEC violation of campaign finance laws, and crimes that seem to compute with what Joe Biden was actually up to regarding a quid pro quo, a billion dollars, and a Ukrainian prosecutor, proving yet again that Democrats invariably always accuse others of what they themselves have done; after all of this, Democrats have nothing; they have come up empty and as such are inventing crimes where there are no crimes.
It is evident to most rational people, at least to those who are being honest with themselves and who have a functioning frontal lobe, that Democrats have weaponized government and the FBI against President Trump, and now it seems they are also manipulating laws, grand juries, and weaponizing justices, judges, prosecutors, and the entire legal system against him too, and why?
Well, the answer is quite simple, in the almost 250-year storied history of this once great nation, this has never happened before, at least not to this degree, where our Justice System now manipulates laws and seemingly functions as an arm of a political party rather than a system that operates for the protection of the people and their Constitutional Rights.
President Trump is, in fact, the only president who our government has ever attempted to indict and on a frivolous convoluted charge nonetheless over an NDA settlement that he wasn't a party to, had no knowledge of, let alone authorized or signed his name to. Make no mistake; this is political persecution and the stuff you only see happen in communist dictatorships like Venezuela.
Not one Federal or State prosecutor attempted to indict and prosecute Bill Clinton after he Paid off Paula Jones with $850,000 in Hush Money, nor did they charge members of Congress who were protected by “The Congressional Office of Compliance” vis-a-vis the Congressional Taxpayer “Secret Settlement Hush-Hush Fund” protecting Democrat sex abusers in Congress that I spoke of earlier.
What of that? Who, implicated and protected by the Congressional Secret Settlement fund, are Federal or State prosecutors like Alvin Bragg or Letitia James going to investigate, indict, and prosecute?
We often hear Democrats regurgitate the line that “no one is above the law,” as they coincidentally manipulate the law, and while yes, it is true that no one is above the law, it is also true that no one is below the law either. For all the above-the-law preaching, the same Rogue District Attorney, Alvin Bragg who is attempting to prosecute Trump for a non-crime, is refusing to charge and jail violent criminals for violent crimes.
Clearly, Democrats are terrified of President Trump because he is a clear and present danger to the Washington DC political establishment order, their lust for centralized governmental power, greed for the money that accompanies that absolute power, and their One-Party stranglehold over Americans and American society and culture.
Linda Genzel, Contributing Editor Wecu News.