Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Cancels Again – Pushes Trump Grand Jury Into Next Week

Posted originally on the CTH on March 23, 2023 | Sundance

No one knows for sure what the current issues are around the corrupt political case that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is trying to assemble.  However, given all the preparations that are known to have taken place this week, and given the overtime paid to police in order to staff security in/around the Manhattan courthouse this week, something big has shifted and delayed the entire fiasco.

On Thursday morning, CNN was first to report that Alvin Bragg had once against cancelled the grand jury review of the case he was been building against Donald Trump.  The grand jury did hear other evidence in unrelated cases, but the case presumably pushing toward a Trump indictment was pushed into next week.   President Trump responded to yet another delay via Truth Social:

CNN – The Manhattan grand jury investigating Trump’s alleged role in a scheme to pay hush money to an adult film star will not hear that case when it convenes today, according to two sources familiar with the matter, pushing the Manhattan’s district attorney’s probe into next week. After today, the Manhattan grand jury will next convene on Monday, when it is possible they could hear additional testimony from a witness.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is trying to determine whether to call back Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, to refute the testimony provided earlier this week by lawyer Robert Costello —or to call an additional witness to buttress their case before the grand jurors consider a vote on whether to indict the former president, the source familiar with the investigation said. (read more)

It is entirely possible that Alvin Bragg has lost the case inside the grand jury of 23 people, and there is now reluctance to continue the effort.  However, when the scale of the politicization is overlaid against the issue, there doesn’t seem to be a way for DA Bragg to back down and not come under fire from the ideologues in Lawfare that have been advising him.

At this point, the only thing we know with certainty is that the case is a hot mess of nonsense.

Ziiggii’s Point About Senator John Thune…

Posted originally on the CTH on March 23, 2023 | Sundance

Throughout the process of explaining events, situations, contexts, people and ultimately motives, I always try to introduce metaphors, analogies and comparative situations as reference points to understand the premise behind the interpretation of events, data and analysis as it surfaces.

Treepers in general, likely by the outcome of our association, also do the same thing in the comment section.

That’s why reading the comments is always enlightening as it expands the thoughts and considerations.

In the comments section here, as with some other voices in social media, there are some exceptionally brilliant minds that review events and have fantastic ways to distill complex issues into the core essence of the thing.

Ziiggii said something today that is so perfectly succinct, it is worth emphasizing.

Overall, we can see the fingerprints of Mitch McConnell in the background of the Ron DeSantis campaign. It’s not that McConnell is attached directly to the campaign, but rather is aligned with the overarching theme of DeSantis as being the acceptable Republican candidate.

Wall Street and the multinational corps, along with K-Street writ large, are the mechanisms that support the philosophy of the professional GOPe, those are the same entities supporting DeSantis. The core objective is in synergy. Trump represents a loss of control for the financial operators, DeSantis retains the system.

This was a point I was making when I said McConnell’s outlook is essentially DeSantis’. Then Ziiggii replied with a mic drop. It’s not McConnell per se’ that is in alignment with the RdS ’24 objective, it’s John Thune!

THAT is a brilliant note.

The ideological difference between McConnell and Thune is nonexistent. However, the difference between McConnell and Thune is the GOPe baton being handed down to maintain the status quo. McConnell has been grooming Thune for years… Thune’s time is soon to surface; there will be no challengers to Thune becoming the next Republican Senate Leader; the system supports it.

McConnell does represent the legacy Republican outlook, and to Ziiggii’s point, Thune represents the next in line to maintain it.

Yes, Senator John Thune is representative in the DC system of corrupt DeceptiCon activity, as Ron DeSantis is representative in the GOPe presidential aspirations.

A point very well taken.

One of the more challenging facets, to awakening the general public on the scale of corruption within Washington DC, is the need for people to drop party designations.

This is never truer than within the U.S. Senate where the mistaken “us -vs- them” perspective remains a pesky hurdle.

The blue team and red team are mirror images of themselves.  They are not opposites, they are mirrored – a big difference.

The policy objective is the same, the business model within DC (K Street) benefits the upper chamber the most.

Within this dynamic, Mitch McConnell is the mirror image of Harry Reid.  Mitch has been grooming his replacement for a long time; that replacement is John Thune. Senator Thune is in a position that demands stealth.  Ideologically, think of John Thune as the mirror image of Gavin Newsom.  They are not opposites, they are mirrored – a big difference.

The system of affluence and influence has been created to self-sustain regardless of party affiliation. The Senate is one club with one ideological perspective. Within that club rule #1 dominates: none of the members will ever expose another member. So, when there is corrupt activity within the Senate, no one from within the institution will expose another. This is the code of Omerta within the upper chamber.  This is the way of the “my good friend” Senate and how it operates.

Current Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has a leadership group who carry out the institutional objectives of the upper chamber as a body.  They include: Senator John Thune (whip), Senator John Barrasso (conference chair), Roy Blunt (committee chair), Todd Young (NRSC chair), Jodi Ernst (conference vice-chair), and Chuck Grassley (president pro tempore). None of these senators make a move publicly without approval from Leader McConnell.

In August of 2020, before the presidential election, Senate Whip John Thune rebuked the mail-in ballot concerns expressed by President Trump. Thune did this because ultimately the objectives of the upper chamber were more favorably aligned if President Trump was removed.

WASHINGTON DC – […] Asked if he agreed with the president’s repeated charges that mailed-in balloting will lead to a “rigged election” and “massive voter fraud,” the Senate majority whip told reporters, “I don’t.”

“Mailed-in voting has been used in a lot of places for a long time and, honestly, we’ve got a lot of folks that, as you know, they’re investing heavily in trying … to win that war. It’s always a war too for mail-in ballots. Both sides compete, and it’s always an area where I think our side, at least in my experience, has done pretty well,” Thune answered, adding: “I think we want to assure people it’s going to work, it’s secure and if they vote that way it’s going to count.” (read more)

(L-R) Barrasso, Blunt, McConnell, Thune and Ernst.

You often hear people wonder why the GOP doesn’t push back against the Democrats.  The reason is simple, the GOP are the right wing of the UniParty bird, the Democrats are the left wing.  They are mirror images of each other.

Both clubs are attached to the body of big corrupt corporatist government.

Watch the trade front.  Watch international trade, economics, banking and multinational corporation influence.   That’s the ‘trillions are at stake,’ and that’s where the opposition to everything MAGA comes from.

Reminder – June, 2015  ]

Tucker Carlson Tonight (Full episode) – Tuesday, March 21

By Tucker Carlson Tonight Posted originally on Rumble on March 23, 2023

Bombshell 2018 Letter From Cohen Attorney to FEC *SHOULD* Collapse Pretext of Alvin Bragg Nonsense Case Against Donald Trump

Posted originally on the CTH on March 22, 2023 | Sundance

A letter from lawyers representing Michael Cohen to the Federal Election Commission in 2018 should end the case being attempted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.  However, given the highly political nature of the DA bringing the case, it is possible the ideologically driven witch hunt will continue.

The 2018 letter states that Michael Cohen made a payment to Stormy Daniels without any consultation with Donald Trump.  This undermines the cornerstone of the prosecution’s case.

(Via Daily Mail) The bombshell document, exclusively obtained by, could throw a wrench in the works of prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against Trump over the payments. Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and the star witness in the case over which Trump reportedly faces imminent arrest, claims that Trump got him to pay $130,000 to Daniels to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with the real estate mogul, just days before the 2016 presidential election.

[…] But in a February 8, 2018 letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan wrote: ‘Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds’, and that ‘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.’

The letter was written in response to an FEC probe launched after complaints of campaign finance violations, lodged by Paul Ryan and the organization Common Cause.

‘In a private transaction in 2016, before the U.S. presidential election, Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford,’ Cohen’s lawyer, who worked at McDermott Will & Emery, wrote.

‘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.

‘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. (more)

President Trump responded to the letter surfacing, via Truth Social:

Mexican President AMLO Hits Biden Over Likely Arrest of Trump, While Pushing Back Against Dangerous Cartel Narrative

Posted originally on the CTH on March 22, 2023 | Sundance

Let it not be said that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador (AMLO) does not understand what the Biden administration is attempting in the recent criticism and passive aggressive posturing toward Mexico.

Yesterday, AMLO was outlining a specific set of infrastructure initiatives that are ongoing.  Three new oil refineries together with new railroads and highways are under construction as the government continues positioning itself for energy independence. [Video Here]  However, it’s what he said after the energy remarks that’s really stunning.

The energy plan, which runs counter to the expressed demands of Canada and the United States, includes two regional ‘green’ refineries that will have the ability of turning used cooking oil into fuel.  However, the plan also includes new oil refinery capacity that will permit cheap gasoline independent of the need for Mexican oil to be refined in Texas and returned.

All of the refinery projects are on schedule to be completed by the end of this year and into 2024.  In essence, Mexico will have very cheap gasoline and diesel fuel in the near future.  This was previously outlined as a goal by AMLO in July 2022, and is against the interests the Biden administration.  Now those plans are becoming a reality.  Mexico is not joining the North American suicide mission of windmills, solar panels and reliance on unstable green energy.

Ever since the July 2022 Oval Office press conference at the White House, CTH has been saying to keep an eye on Mexico, because these energy plans align more with the BRICS nation agenda than the goals and objectives of the World Economic Forum (western nations).   It is not accidental the U.S. government, including our intelligence agencies and DHS, has been seeding a negative overall impression of Mexico ever since.

During his remarks, and showcasing that AMLO does actually understand how the Biden administration will/is using alternate angles to undermine the Mexican government, AMLO publicly hit back at Joe Biden over the pending arrest of President Trump.  As noted by U.S-Mexican correspondent José Díaz Breseño, “Angry at US criticism of human rights in Mexico, AMLO comes out in defense of Trump, assuring that his arrest would be a move to prevent him from running for President in 2024.”

President Lopez-Obrador also pushed back against the U.S. narrative about dangers in Mexico related to the cartels. “AMLO goes further to say that the Biden Administration has no right to speak about violence in Mexico since it allegedly authorized “sabotaging” the Nord Stream gas pipeline as journalist Seymour Hersh argues.” Breseño notes.

Have you noticed that not a single U.S. media outlet is reporting on this issue?  I have been looking, waiting to see if anyone would pick up on this very important story; yet, it is almost invisible in the United States.  This silence is not a mistake.  The UniParty media do not want these notations taking place.  Indeed, if we stand back and look at the larger geopolitical picture, we can again see that AMLO is a thorn in the side of the larger objectives of the western alliance.

We will keep watching…

Bragg Hit the Brakes – Manhattan Grand Jury Told to Take Day Off, Delaying Any Indictment of President Trump

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.

Soros – Taking Down America

Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Mar 22, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

Alvan Bragg in his vendetta against Donald Trump is clearly not just abusing his power, but he is attempting to interfere in the presidential election of 2024 by harassing Trump and trying to make him so toxic that nobody will donate to him. While I personally thought that Trump had fallen too far to be a viable candidate, at this point, this has all had the opposite effect.  We have to come to the realization that Washington DC is so toxic itself, on both sides, that perhaps we need Donald Trump to actually kick ass. Will anyone else be effective in DC as a president from here on out? The answer is absolutely no way. And BTW, even if Trump is indicted and found guilty, he can still be president. A felony does not preclude you from being president.

Bragg is trying to claim that Trump used his own funds that he put into his campaign to pay the hooker and that makes it illegal. Bill Clinton did the same to pay $850,000 to Jones to settle a public lawsuit after an election but before any reelection no less Hillary’s run for president.  Trump won against Stormy Daniels that he never had an affair with her and she eventually admitted that whereas Clinton did have an affair with Jones. All of this is absolutely desperate interference in the 2024 election.

What deeply offends me is that Bragg is tainted with the worst possible funding – George Soros – the man who wants to destroy the very economic system that enabled him to make billions. As Fox News reported, George Soros “funneled $40 million dollars into district attorney campaigns nationwide, and now his beneficiaries represent around 20% of Americans,” and that included Bragg on that list. I traded head-to-head with sorry. I never lost against him for he was famous for a single trade. I detest him as an individual and I believe if anyone is the equivalent of the AntiChrist, he would be in my top 5 candidates. He is 93 years old. When he dies, perhaps they will declare it a national holiday. But not the day he was born – the day when he finally dies.

I was actually asked if I would get back into politics and advise Trump NOT TO RUN in 2024 and to support DeSantis because “he is a better administrator.”  All of that I do not argue with. I told them that my concern would be that they eat DeSantis for lunch if not breakfast.

ite all the propaganda set in motion by the Democrats led by Hillary that Trump was a puppet of Putin., it was Trump who authorized the first delivery of Lethal weapons to Ukraine. Here is a BBC video on this top and every adviser that was put in the White House when Trump first took office were ALL Neocons. It took Trump some time to realize that he was surrounded by Neocopns who wanted nothing but World War III with Russia. Fiona Hill, a British citizen, was stuffed in there by the Neocons as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on his National Security Council staff. After Trump got rid of her for her constant warmongering, Hill returned to Brookings in April 2019 where she was a colleague of Victoria Nuland’s husband David Kagan. Hill also has a very close working relationship with National Security Advisor John Bolton, a notorious Neocon who always advocated war. Hill has openly remarked that it was very difficult to maintain a consistent U.S.-Russia policy under President Trump because she always advocated war with Russia.

Today, the Neocons have FULL CONTROL of the Biden Administration and are hurling us into World War III. This is what I mean that I would rather have Trump in there than DeSantis, ONLY because Trump had to fire all of these Neocons when he came to realize they will sacrifice all American youth on a battlefield to achieve their single-minded goal of destroying Russia and then they want to turn on China. There is no place in their vocabulary for the word PEACE! They have taken the United States as the defender of LIBERTY and transformed it into an evil empire to dominate the world. Fiona Hill’s testimony to impeach Trump

This is NOT who the American people are! We need to take back our country from these very dangerous and evil people. I fear that Trump may not be the ONLY person who really understands their game. They seem to be relying on George Soros and his funding to change America and the world. In support of Soros, Fiona Hill calls attacks on George Soros anti-Semitic.

In November 2019, during the impeachment inquiry, Hill testified in a closed-door deposition for ten hours during the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Some Republicans, and many others, questioned the credibility of her testimony. Even Connie Mack IV, questioned the veracity of her testimony in light of her agenda to create war with Russia which Trump opposed. Mack even described Hill in the New Yorker as a “George Soros mole infiltrating the national security apparatus”. On May 31st, 2020, Roger Stone also publicly stated: “This is very hard to believe, but I confirmed the facts again this morning. Soros has planted a mole infiltrating the national-security apparatus—a woman named Fiona Hill.” 

Washington is a very dirty tricks place. They will do anything to get their way. It was long suspected that even during the election of Ronald Regan and Iran holding the 52 American hostages, there was a secret deal to let Iran hold the hostages to influence the presidential election and defeat President Jimmy Carter. Now Texas politician, Ben Barnes, has come out and confessed that he was personally involved in rigging the election. Those pushing Ronald Reagan for president struck a secret deal with the Iranian government to hold 52 Americans hostages so that Reagan could defeat Jimmy Carter. Back then, that is when I first heard that Reagan was a governor and that they would have to “train him” for they were clearly looking at him as someone they could manipulate. As I pointed out in The Rise of the Neocons special report, they stuffed his cabinet with Neocons who objected to Reagan even meeting with Gorbachev. They kept telling him that it was a trick and he should never trust a Russian. It was the Neocons maneuvering with Iran to ensure Regan would win so they could manipulate him into war.

The Neocons want a new kind of world where they govern with no accountability except to themselves.

Intentional Provocations – Tucker Carlson Outlines the Latest Expectations on the Trump Arrest and 1,000+ Pending Indictments Against J6 Protesters

Posted originally on the CTH on March 22, 2023 | Sundance | 115 Comments

At a certain point you have to wonder if the scale of the “dual justice” visibility is not intended to provoke a political crisis.  If this is the motive, we are heading to a very dark place.

During his opening monologue last night, Tucker Carlson outlines the latest expectations in the arrest of President Trump and the pending criminal indictments of more than a thousand people related to the events of January 6, 2021.  WATCH: