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Political Prosecution of Trump – National Tragedy

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2023
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Eighty-three years ago this week, FDR’s Attorney General Robert H. Jackson gave a powerful speech to the nation’s prosecutors – warning them never to succumb to politically motivated charges. Today, a transparent partisan pushes an indefensible indictment of a former president – turning America’s devotion to due process and fair administration of laws into a farce, making a mockery of our justice system, and spawning a national tragedy.

On March 31, President Trump was made the object of a multi-count indictment coordinated by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, an elected progressive who ran on the promise of finding charges against Trump, someone he disdains and a serious rival to Democrats in 2024.

Whatever one thinks of Trump, Bragg’s misuse of prosecutorial power, textbook prosecutorial abuse, is what the law calls malicious prosecution. It is certain to end badly for him, after 15 minutes of infamy. FDR’s Attorney General and Democrat appointee to the Supreme Court, Robert Jackson, knew it, modern prosecutors and scholars know it, and average Americans can feel it.

That is why the Biden Justice Department sidestepped cobbling charges together, following abuse of the 4th Amendment, a general warrant to harass the former president or exceeding a specific warrant. Ironically, after an obnoxious, unconstitutional invasion of Trump’s home with 30 armed FBI agents for nine hours, rummaging in his wife’s garments, getting nothing of consequence – Biden had dozens of boxes, hundreds of classified documents, hidden in five locations accessible to a son on China’s payroll.

The indictment filed against Trump is equally spurious – and reeks of political motivation. The charges are so contrived as to be laughable, an attempt to stretch personal misbehavior and putative misdemeanors into felonies, pretend local jurisdiction allows assertion of federal campaign violations (which Main Justice did not recognize), and then cover-up the absence of credible charges with dozens of baseless claims.

Not only is this prosecutor a partisan who won office pledging to file against Trump, but hours after the indictment, he threatened House Republicans with charges – telling them to cease their “unlawful political interference” as he pushes to jail Trump.

This is more backward than political threats in third-world dictatorships or bought-off narco-states. It is a crass, over-the-top attempt to intimidate political opponents – stunningly getting head nods from Biden, Harris, the AG, FBI, and other top Democrats. Today, Democrat ends justify any means.

This is NOT how America works. A prosecutor – at any level – is not allowed to misuse his office, then compound his misconduct with threats of legal vengeance against those who object, let alone those who have oversight jurisdiction and oppose his prosecutorial misconduct.

As FDR’s Attorney General made clear, this disgraces our commitment to rule of law, infusing political vengeance and score-settling into fair administration of justice, violating statutes and the Constitution.

Future Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, in his epic speech, wrote: “It would probably be within the range of that exaggeration permitted in Washington to say that assembled in this room is one of the most powerful peace-time forces known to our country.” By this, he meant prosecutors.

“The prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and reputation than any other person in America. His discretion is tremendous. He can have citizens investigated and, if he is that kind of person, he can have this done to the tune of public statements and veiled or unveiled intimations. Or the prosecutor may choose a more subtle course and simply have a citizen’s friends interviewed. The prosecutor can order arrests, present cases to the grand jury in secret session, and on the basis of his one-sided presentation of the facts, can cause the citizen to be indicted and held for trial.”

True enough. As Tom Wolfe wrote in “Bonfire of the Vanities,” a prosecutor can get a grand jury to “indict a ham sandwich.” Jackson – a diehard Democrat – saw mixing politics and prosecution as the third rail. “While the prosecutor at his best is one of the most beneficent forces in our society – when he acts from malice or other base motives, he is one of the worst.”

Modern Democrats might listen. Said Jackson, the prosecutor has “immense power to strike at citizens…with all the force of government itself,” thus political or personal motivations represent “a perverted sense of…values” and “defects of character.”

This is why prosecutors are “prohibited from engaging in political activities,” should avoid “intrigue…and the machinery of a particular party or faction.” Any prosecutor “stands a fair chance of finding at least a technical violation…by anyone,” so if he targets “some person whom he dislikes or desires to embarrass…then looks for an offense, that (is) the greatest danger of abuse of prosecuting power…”

If “law enforcement becomes personal…the real crime becomes…being personally obnoxious…in the way of the prosecutor himself. In times of fear or hysteria, political, racial, religious, social, and economic groups…cry for the scalps of individuals or groups” is the danger. That is when prosecutors must be “dispassionate and courageous,” stay far removed from politics.

The exact opposite is what we see now. Biden’s Justice Department – and this New York hack – aim to run the table, prosecute, intimidate, chill, invalidate, and imprison their opponents. That is something we have NEVER permitted in America, must not now. It mocks justice, amounts to a national tragedy.

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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h.L.Howell
h.L.Howell
1 year ago

This admin. is the worst in history and I thought that the Constitution was to protect us from this kind of government. If something is not done, about biden and his boss hog attitude, there will be a bloody reaction.

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

As we slip further and further down the rabbit hole of adopting more and more of the traits of Marxism here in the United States, our Justice system reflects more and more of what is seen in other socialist and communist countries in terms of “the justice system” being weaponized to silence and imprison any and all dissent to the government in power. President Trump represents a huge threat to the growing status quo of Washington, D.C. and the Democrat Party’s unilateral control over all levers of the government. He won’t back down and he won’t stop speaking the truth or trying to reverse this mess. So the authoritarian government has chosen to strike back in the same manner all authoritarian governments do. Do you disagree?

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

Time to prosecute biden’s, and the rest of his Fascist regime.

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY! . . . And the Democrats are ABOUT TO LEARN THAT!
The Biden’s have more to hide and hopefully the Republicans will make them pay and suffer!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Been doing this since 2016, now let the Dems sample: censorship alone
& other since 2016
Make=
Reap what U sow Dems
Reap the whirlwind

Sheree Lewis
Sheree Lewis
1 year ago

When will anyone step up and do the right thing. I’m getting so tired of all the talk.

J. Farley
J. Farley
1 year ago

This is nothing more than another tool by the Democrats, Communists, Socialists, Fascists and America haters (sorry I repeated myself 5 times, the democrats are all of this groups) to destroy the last free spot-on Earth. Without a change in course, we are living in the last free days of America, and not enough people truly care.

Del
Del
1 year ago

One of the most sickening things I have ever witnessed is the glee of the alphabet network hosts and commentators and the late night “comedians” as they actually celebrated the Trump indictment, their hand0picked Left audiences cheering at it all with no clue as to the repercussions of this nefarious act. Notice how they never say President Trump, only “Trump.” Yet Clinton paid Paula Jones $870K, had crazy sexiness the WH and was accused by an endless stream of women for not only sexual harassment but actual rape and was a happy camper on Epstein’s plane and on his island. It’s apparently OK for Biden to sexually abuse his young intern in the halls of the Senate bldg., to sniff and touch young girls every opportunity and to lie, cheat, grift and worse with America’s adversaries and to take classified docs during his time in the Senate and as VP with just a slap on the wrist so to speak. It’s just fine for Hillary to pay $12M for a fabricated “dossier”and turn our nation upside down during her hapless campaign, to delete over 30,000 already subpoenaed docs on an illegal secret server in a closet in her home, to have a “charity” that only used about 15% for actual charitable purposes. It is not punishable to be the Comey Cabal and do all you can to influence a presidential race with illegal and treasonable activities yet keep your pensions and make millions as on air contributors to CNN and MSNBC, via book deals and pubic speaking dates, doing it all with total impunity. I could go on — whole volumes have been written already on the Democrat sins and treachery. President Trump’s activities are peanuts compared to these Democrats yet they impeached him twice over nothing, made and are still making his life Hell, and now have the MSM and other hateful people cheering over his being the first president ever to be indicted over (again) nothing.

Chris Grodhaus
Chris Grodhaus
1 year ago

It works for Communist, Socialist, Dictators, Fascists, Nazis Etc. AND it is working in America. Don’t get mad at me. Prove me wrong, PLEASE! CHRIS B GRODHAUS

NewDay
NewDay
1 year ago

Using the court’s position and power in this way is very dangerous to our freedoms which can be taken away in a short period of time if we continue down this path. The progressives in power here will take the gamble of ruining our democracy on the hopes that they will never have to answer to anyone. In some ways this situation compares with the situation of Putin in Russia who is an example of political power abuse, who is hoping to get away with murder.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Too many Republicans are playing “Chicken Little & the sky is falling” this past week. And FOX news is going crazy over indictment ! My opinion ” Wait until the Indictment details are released tomorrow” & then decide if this was political or not in all 30-34 cases that is number someone has thrown out. We should not run this country & news on Knee-Jerk reactions .

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
1 year ago

Someone will have to decide who is wrong because the threat to the justice system is big. I hope the Supreme Court will.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 year ago

The Dems new low to get President Trump what garbage charges that Bragg came up with, just a pawn of the Dems for the sake of Biden&Harris and the rest up in Washington. They are so afraid of President Trump that he will more then likely win to be President and they hate him and any one that is with him they will go after, this is like a third world country we are suppose to be a country based on freedom not any more. Lets check the background of this Bragg see what that looks like.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

DICTATOR Beijing biden admitted
political persecution by making President Trump an example to those that oppose DICTATOR Beijing biden and demoncrats including using election interference against President Trump from ever being President again all within a 16 second statement on tv.
This is MAJOR ABUSE OF POWER
VIOLATING OATH of OFFICE AND
U.S. CONSTITUTION.

Donna
Donna
1 year ago

Excellent article by Mr. Charles.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
1 year ago

Why dont younname some RR worker. Kyle L..

Michelle
Michelle
1 year ago

We need to pray for our country today. This prosecutor is on a personal vendetta. President Trump is right . . . If the left can misappropriate justice, they will be coming for us in a matter of time.

Brenda
Brenda
1 year ago

Nate Johnston

An audible dream where God spoke this to me…
Watch out for the Spirit of Intimidation.

1 Peter 5:8;
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion…

The word “Around”…
To surround…
Encompass…
Come from all angles…

The enemy is a counterfeit lion..
He roars to scare us into submission.
To Intimidate us…
To get us to Give Up..
To Corner us so we break down…

The LORD is saying…
Be watchful…
Be vigilant
Be sober minded..
The enemy is trying to bring a spirit of Intimidation to you…

It is a lion that’s seeking to disassemble those that GOD IS…
Launching…
Building…
Moving through in a powerful way…

He is like Goliath…
The Goliath that cornered God’s people in Elah.
The Goliath that shouted taunts and mockery all day long…
To intimidate them..
To stop them in their track…
And it worked..
They believed the things that Goliath was saying.

Then David entered the scene.
He showed Goliath to be nothing more than a counterfeit lion with one tiny stone.

Ways the spirit of intimidation works…

Intimidation comes at you through accusation and slander….
Where people are talking about you.
Belittling you.
Dragging your name through the mud.
It mockes you…
Laughs at the things God has you doing…
To stop the ideas and ways that GOD is leading you.
The enemy will bait you to step into fear and worry…
To take your eyes off where God’s leading you.
To get you to point the arrow inwards…
For you to examine your own heart and life.

We need to be more like David and say…
I see you and I will not be baited by you.

2 Corin. 4:8
Pressed
Crushed
Perplexed
Persecuted
Struck down
To literally suffer tribulation and trouble.

The enemy plants affliction and discouragement on every side till you feel pressed.
The enemy wants us to feel defenseless, powerless..
But there is a Roar from the tribe of Judah..
A roar that CHASES Away the enemy.

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago

Excellent article, right on.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

We know now that the nation is in great shape from an economic , foreign relations, and heath
standpoint when the talking heads spend all of yesterday and today discussing what street Trump
would be taking to the Manhattan courthouse. We know now we have no problems or the
media would discuss them. Right ? We are a lamebrained nation.
I’m sure over the next 2 days CNN will dig up two old cadevers , Woodward and Bernstein, who
will tell us for the 10 thousanth time “this is worse than watergate”. And then they will be
returned to their coffins.
Oh yes, and next we will be told what a brave, courageous steward and defender of the constitution
DA Bragg is even though he said nothing today. I heard ghat one dimwit asked another one if the court needed to worry about Trump attacking someone in the courtroom as if he is Ted Bundy.
I am grateful to God that I was busy today taking care of business so that I was not crucified by
the media spectacle.
If retirement means watching the daily tv clown show please let me work every day until I die (which
I believe is the recipe for a perfect life) or, if unemployed, strike me dead.

Jeannie Huppert
Jeannie Huppert
1 year ago

‘Like Maude said, “God WILL get them for that!” “Bank on it!”

jjay
jjay
1 year ago

Excellent! Well articulated, organized, extremely well resourced, persuasive, easy read…and educational! So much appreciated! Thank you Mr. Robert Charles — and for your life time of service.

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