As speculation regarding a possible indictment of Donald Trump abounds, the former president lashed out at the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, accusing him of conducting a “witch hunt” and making a mockery of America’s legal system.
Bragg’s case is in the hands of a grand jury, which he hopes will issue Trump a felony indictment regarding falsified business records and paying “hush money” to conceal a sexual encounter in 2006.
Trump has seen similar cases dismissed by federal judges in years past, leading many to assert that Bragg is exercising profound political bias in moving to prosecute the former president at this time.
The grand jury appears to have stalled; Bragg postponed Wednesday and Thursday meetings. Inside sources report the canceled meetings reflect turmoil in the district attorney’s office.
Trump expressed his frustration in several blunt statements on his Truth Social platform. In his all-caps post, Trump lamented abuses in the legal system and referred to the Department of Justice as “the Gestapo.”
One particularly ominous line read: “Our country is being destroyed, as they tell us to be peaceful!”
Some have taken that as an implied call to arms. Others question the wisdom of the post in light of the chaos surrounding the events that occurred in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.
Nevertheless, Trump seems determined to keep the pressure on Bragg and garner support in the court of public opinion.
Trump wrote: “Why won’t Bragg drop this case? Everybody says there is no crime here. I did nothing wrong!”
Trump continued: “This is no legal system; this is the Gestapo, this is Russia and China, but worse. Disgraceful!”
Trump added that Bragg was a “Soros backed animal who just doesn’t care about right or wrong no matter how many people are hurt. He is just carrying out the plans of the radical left lunatics.”
The prospect of riots if an indictment is issued prompted officials to set up barricades in New York City and Washington, D.C., earlier this week.
Trump asserts the Manhattan DA could quell growing unrest if he saw reason and stopped pursuing prosecution.
Trump claims Bragg’s office is in “total disarray” because “they [know they] have NO CASE, and many of the honest people in the Office know it, and want to do the right thing.”
Insiders note the grand jury will not convene before Monday morning.
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