Trump Likely Plans Scorched Earth Campaign Against Manhattan DA – Rumors suggest an indictment of former President Donald Trump for alleged hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels could be imminent in New York. Trump’s strategy is clear. He plans to portray this indictment along with other rumored pending indictments in Georgia and from the Justice Department as a partisan witch hunt.
“This is a political Witch-Hunt, trying to take down the leading candidate, by far, in the Republican Party while at the same time also leading all Democrats in the polls, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Trump wrote in a post on his TruthSocial site Thursday.
“It is appalling that the Democrats would play this card and only means that they are certain that they cannot win at the voter booth, so they have to go to a tool that has never been used in such a way in our country, weaponized law enforcement.”
Trump has denied having had an affair with Daniels.
Trump Plans a PR War
The former president plans to continue his campaign regardless of the legal implications.
If Trump were indicted, it would put in a category occupied by the late fringe perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche who ran for president in 1992 from a prison cell.
Former Trump Russiagate attorney Ty Cobb told CNN that it is unlikely that Trump would face prison for the alleged Stormy Daniels’ payoff.
However, Cobb warned that if Trump were to be indicted for obstruction of justice in connection it could cause many of his top donors to pull away.
Trump’s avid supporters have become used to their candidate’s legal troubles that the former president continually terms “hoaxes.”
He lashed out at Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg during his recent speech at CPAC, accusing him of ignoring violent crime in New York and for persecuting him instead.
“But this racist DA is being pushed by radical left Democrats, the fake news media, and the Department of Injustice to bring charges against me for now ancient, no affair story of Stormy Horseface Daniels. No attraction, No affair, I call it no affair, where there’s no crime anyway,” Trump said in his speech. “And charges have never been brought in such a case before, and this case has been looked by every prosecutor, they’re all looking, they’ve looked at it for years now. She was represented by Michael Avenatti, how’s he doing?
Trump continued: “He’s now in jail and the whole thing is a complete con job, and she was ordered to pay me in federal court order this, hundreds of thousands of dollars. But they’re still looking at it, they’re still looking, and all they do is they cause anger and problems for our country, because our people aren’t going to take this stuff.”
His campaign denounced the rumored indictment saying that it would “backfire massively” on the Democratic Party. Trump’s base maintains a commanding control of GOP politics and the former president leads Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis among likely primary voters despite the controversies.
Trump truly is Teflon Don for those who back him. It remains to be seen how these controversies impede his ability to be effective on the campaign trail.
“Equal justice under the law is probably going to be the pushback,” New York Times pundit Maggie Haberman told CNN’s “Situation Room.” “It remains to be seen how prepared they are for this case legally, and we don’t know yet what the charges will be if they come, but what they are preparing for politically is an all-out war against the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.”
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John Rossomando has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.