If a New York grand jury indicts Donald Trump, he could be arrested as early as Tuesday, March 23.
Already the centre of a number of politically motivated ‘criminal probes,’ Trump is facing a ‘criminal charge’ related to a non-disclosure agreement allegedly paid to Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) in 2016.
Since 2016, Trump has denied allegations he, and the porn industry sex worker were involved in a brief 2006 affair.
Considered a crucial witness – felon, and disgraced lawyer, turned Trump hater – Michael Cohen is one of seven witnesses reported by the NYT to have given the Manhattan District Attorney, a ‘near likely’ criminal indictment against the former president.
The NYT piece added,
‘If Mr. Bragg ultimately decides to ask the grand jurors to vote to indict Mr. Trump, the case could hinge on Mr. Cohen’s testimony.’
This appears to be despite libellous claims made in 2020, where Michael Cohen claimed Trump was a racist, and sex predator.
Responding to the reopened case against him, Trump accused Manhattan Democrat D.A. Alvin L. Bragg, of conducting a witch hunt.
The criminal case hinges on the alleged payment ‘violating campaign finance laws. In part due to the amount, and how it was reported,’ The Hill explained.
Back before the cameras, Conspiracy Cohen, who has admitted he made a payment of USD $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, alleges the payment was made on Trump’s behalf, in exchange for her silence.
Trump had said in April, 2018, he had no knowledge, nor was he aware of the “transaction’s” details.
After a month of non-stop speculation, accusation and questioning, Trump tweeted, Cohen – a lawyer on a monthly retainer at the time, and who had nothing to do with the 2016 campaign or campaign funds – was reimbursed for an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).
[ https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/991992302267785216?s=20 ]
Appearing to be more informed about the NDA’s details, Trump painted the NDA as a “cease and desist” arbitration, writing,
‘In this case [the NDA] is in full force, and effect, and will be used in Arbitration for damages against Ms. Clifford (Daniels). The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair.’
This, “despite [her] already signing a detailed letter admitting there was no affair,” Trump claimed.
Cohen, seemingly keen to bathe in his return to the spotlight, denied being part of a personal vendetta against the former president, all while stating, “this is about Donald Trump being held accountable for his own dirty deeds.”
Commentary, and just criticism of the Democrat D.A’s predicted indictment of Trump was strong, and swift.
Jenna Ellis, a former Trump administration legal advisor, posted,
‘The goal isn’t the political fallout. They know he isn’t going to exit the race, nor is he constitutionally required to. The goal to keep him from being able to raise enough money for a serious campaign.”
Conservative commentator, Dinesh D’Souza argued,
‘Arresting the leader of the opposition party is the signature move of socialist and Third World despotic regimes. Moreover, it’s always done in the name of “fighting corruption” and “rule of law”
Republican, Ted Cruz remarked,
‘The Trump indictment is garbage.’
Elon Musk (a jaded Biden voter) alleged the Trump indictment was planned, and funded by George Soros.
Referring to Soros’ extended arm meddling in back-door political, and cultural king-making, Musk asserted,
‘Soros figured out a clever arbitrage opportunity: The many small political contests, such as DAs & judges, have much higher impact per dollar spent than the big races, so it is far easier to sway the outcome.’
Speaking to the hate Trump hubris, Musk predicted:
Should Trump be handcuffed, arrested, then paraded in front of the cameras, “Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory.”
After saying the indictment is ‘an outrageous abuse of power,’ Republican Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy called for no protests in the case of a Trump arrest.
McCarthy shot back at the Manhattan District Attorney, reminding Alvin Bragg of his financial ties to Geroge Soros, and his lack of commitment to fighting actual crime.
Bragg is ‘a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk, as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,’ McCarthy chided.
‘He is abusing his office to target President Trump while he’s reduced a majority of felonies, including violent crimes, to misdemeanours. He has different rules for political opponents,” McCarthy continued.
Questioning the timing of Bragg’s indictment of Trump, Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, said,
‘Of course, as soon as our Oversight Committee comes out with REAL PROOF that the entire Biden family was getting paid by CHINA for influence and favors from Joe Biden, these communists thugs decide to arrest Trump.’
Democrats were Cheshire cats.
Both, “I identify as Native American,” Elizabeth Warren, and “Death to America Democrats are above the law” Nancy Pelosi, declared,
“No one is above the law, not even a former President of the United States.”
The predicted indictment of Trump follows the Biden supported, Trump is a terroristpropaganda campaign in September 2022.
Bragg’s potential arrest of the former President also rhymes politically with the FBI’s August, 2022 raid on Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in Florida.
Notably, Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) lost a 2018 defamation lawsuit filed against Trump in 2022.
The “actress” was forced to pay the former President USD $300,000 in legal fees.
At the time, Trump doubled-down on his defence, saying, “as I have stated many times throughout the years, I never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, nor would I ever have wanted to.”
First published on Caldron Pool, 21st March 2023.
© Rod Lampard, 2023.