The start of another criminal probe of Donald Trump is imminent. The Manhattan district attorney’s office is seeking to reopen its criminal investigation into the former president, according to The New York Times. That follows the Department of Justice’s announcement of a special counsel investigating Trump for stealing sensitive documents.
Due to a lack of development, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg made the decision back in April to essentially end the investigation into a purported “hush-money” payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Two of the case’s senior prosecutors left their positions in protest, going to the media to declare that Trump was a felon who had been given a pass. It was a breathtaking moment when the mask was taken off, exposing the lawfare that frequently takes place in organizations that we are meant to trust.
But it seems that the strain was simply too great. Now that the criminal inquiry has resumed, prosecutors are looking for ways to imprison the evil orange man.
According to persons with knowledge of the situation, the Manhattan district attorney’s office has taken action to reopen its criminal investigation into Donald Trump in an effort to revive a probe that previously appeared to have hit a brick wall.
The prosecutors are once again concentrating on the original subject of the protracted investigation, a hush-money payoff to a porn star who claimed to have an affair with Trump, under the direction of the new district attorney, Alvin Bragg.
The fact that this is such a blatantly biased fishing expedition is what makes it so sinister. The district attorney’s office has struggled for years to develop a case involving the hush-money payment. In fact, their argument was so unconvincing that they were considering relying on an entirely untested legal theory. When Bragg gained office, he abandoned that notion. The “zombie theory,” as in-office prosecutors like to refer to it, is now back.
Does this seem to be how the legal system should operate?
According to one of the persons, the idea of constructing a case around the hush money had returned so frequently in recent years that prosecutors began to refer to it as the “zombie theory,” an idea that just wouldn’t go away.
More on this story via The Red State:
Under Bragg’s predecessor, the district attorney’s office rejected the idea of focusing a case solely on the hush money, concluding, with the help of outside legal experts, that it would hinge on a largely untested and therefore risky legal theory. And if Bragg were to charge Trump without uncovering any new evidence or relying on a more conventional theory, he would risk having a judge or appellate court throw out the case.
According to the Times, the plan here is to once again try to get Allen Weisselberg to “flip.” In fact, prosecutors are getting ready to bring more charges against the former Trump associate in an unrelated case in order to apply more pressure. Again, does that sound like how a fair and unbiased justice system operates? CONTINUE READING…