They’re Going After Donald Trump Because He’s a Threat to Them – Former President Donald J. Trump is fighting across multiple legal fronts. From federal investigations into claims that he attempted to overthrow the government in 2020 to charges that the former president mishandled classified information.
Trump has been found liable for battery and defamation in the E. Jean Carroll case. He’s also been accused of making illegal hush money payments to the adult film star, Stormy Daniels, as part of his attempt to win the White House in 2016.
The forty-fifth president has recently had his business licenses revoked in New York State by the state supreme court after it was proven that the Trump Organization exaggerated the value of its assets to gain favorable loans from lends (which the Trump Organization always repaid in full). This New York State case, which has yet to be fully decided by the court, has Trump facing a massive $250 million fine if the court rules against him.
And it looks like the New York State court is planning to rule against Trump.
The former president has already been subject to a partial gag order—which he and his family have repeatedly violated. As a result, the presiding judge has fined Mr. Trump $5,000 for speaking out of turn.
Of course, that’s a drop in the proverbial bucket for Trump when it comes to his wealth.
But, as the presiding judge indicated when he issued the sanction against Trump for violating the partial gag order, the forty-fifth president would be subject to increasingly harsh punishments if he continued violating the gag order.
In fact, Trump could be sent to jail if he disregarded the partial gag order.
Democrats Stack the Deck
The deck in the New York State case is stacked against the former president. The state itself is a deep blue state, run by the most partisan Democrats imaginable.
To think that Trump is going to get out of these charges is ridiculous. The partial gag order and subsequent punishment for having violated that order are just the beginning of the fresh nightmare that Trump is being dragged through.
In terms of Trump’s success rate in his recent New York State trials, the forty-fifth president is zero for three. He is losing the Stormy Daniels hush money case to the George Soros-funded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Trump lost to E. Jean Carroll and he will now forever carry the legal Scarlet Letter for having both defamed Carroll and having committed battery against her. Lastly, the New York State case against Trump for his purported fraudulent property valuations seems to be shut-and-closed. At this rate, they’re just going through the motions.
How did it come to this?
Trump says these cases against him are totally witch hunts. They’d not have been brought against him—and he’d certainly not be at risk of being found liable or guilty in these cases—if he had not opted to run for reelection in 2024.
There is much truth to this.
The purported hush money payments that Trump made to Stormy Daniels, in any other setting, would have been described as a “non-disclosure agreement.”
This is something that the moneyed and political elite in our society do daily with little controversy.
Heck, Michael Bloomberg made NDAs over his alleged lewd and inappropriate comments and/or activities when he was a successful New York businessman as a matter of course in his business.
He’s venerated on the Left and in some “Never Trump” Republican circles today.
Anyway, the allegations made by Carroll had been floating around for years and would have been kicked to the curb by any court—including in New York—if the case had been against anyone other than the Left’s great orange boogeyman.
Whatever the truth may be, proving it would have been impossible. But because it was Trump and the trial was in New York, a legendary blue state, finding him liable was easy.
Again, that’s not to say that he wasn’t liable.
For example, we know for a fact that the forty-fifth president did defame Carroll in his public tweets and appearances.
As for sexually assaulting her, it’s unknowable for sure. The jury decided to hang battery around Trump. And given Trump’s past lasciviousness, it might just be true. But the only reason the courts went forward with the case was because they wanted to get Trump. And they did.
New York State Wages Lawfare Against Trump
Now, the coup de grace for New York State as a final parting gift for the former president who fled to Florida a few years back is to deprive him of the one thing the public has long associated with him: business and financial success.
That’s what the New York case against Trump for inflating the value of his company’s assets is about. Because, let’s face it, while it is fraudulent activity, virtually every businessperson with real estate assets engages in the same behavior that Trump did.
Anyway, Trump is not a good guy. But those who are prosecuting him are actually even scarier than Trump. Whether Trump is innocent or guilty is irrelevant.
That which they have thus far accused him of does not rise to the level of crisis that the Left has taken it to. That indicates grotesque abuse of the legal system for political gain—which is entirely antithetical to our way of life.
Donald Trump’s record as president was mixed. He created many enemies within the establishment. That doesn’t mean, though, that it is acceptable to abuse the justice system to destroy him politically.
Most of the accusations and trials that Trump is being made to endure are only occurring because our elite do not want to deal with him in power again. Still, Trump will be found guilty of many of the crimes he’s accused of.
What will that mean for the country? Nothing good.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy analyst at the The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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