Posted originally on the CTH on March 22, 2023 | Sundance
The intensely political New York City District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, has told the grand jury in the Trump proceedings not to report today.
This grand jury has been meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to Business Insider who was the first to report today’s cancellation. President Trump responded to the delay via Truth Social:
New York – […] The Manhattan ‘hush-money’ grand jury has been told not to come in on Wednesday, a cancellation that comes on the brink of a possible historic indictment vote of former President Donald Trump, according to two law enforcement officers.
And while nothing beyond Wednesday is set in stone, it is unlikely that the grand jury will meet at all this week, said one of the law enforcement sources, who spoke to Insider on condition of anonymity.
[…] Grand juries convene in secret, and prosecutors are statutorily barred from discussing what they do. The pause comes after unexpected testimony Monday by Robert Costello, who was allowed to address the grand jurors at the defense’s request. Costello, who previously served as Cohen’s legal advisor, said at a press conference Monday that he attacked his former client’s credibility during his testimony. Cohen had just spent two days of testimony walking grand jurors through the chronology of Trump’s involvement in the payment. (read more)
The legal merits of the campaign finance case are farcical on their face, as admitted by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), previously litigated via legal precedent (John Edwards case), and even Supreme Court interpretation (VA Gov Bob McDonnell case). Even Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissmann didn’t want to touch this approach.
Additionally, even if there was a legal issue, there isn’t, the statute of limitations on the claimed infraction has expired. Furthermore, and seemingly overlooked by most pundits opining on the issue, the legal issue Bragg is attempting to weaponize is a federal campaign finance issue, out of the jurisdiction of the Manhattan district attorney. So, what gives?
Why would George Soros funded District Attorney Alvin Bragg proceed with a case that was structurally designed to fail on every aspect of the case? The answer, ‘politics’, pure banana republic politics.
Hillary Clinton was found to have violated campaign finance laws when her campaign used “legal expenses” to pay for the creation of the Christopher Steele dossier; the originating material for the false Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. Hillary Clinton was fined by the FEC for not accurately identifying the payments to Fusion GPS as campaign expenses; however, she WAS NOT prosecuted by the DOJ for the issue.
Despite the dismissal of the serious issue this case represents, by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a flippant dismissal that is garnering him a great deal of righteous condemnation, the extreme double standard represented in this case against President Trump is what forms the basis for American citizens to be angered about the dual system of justice. It’s a big deal…. A very big deal.