Democrats Fight Dirty by Going After Trump’s Kids – The prosecution of former President Donald J. Trump will not end until he has been totally kneecapped and prevented from running for reelection. His resources have already been strained.
After having been charged with 91 felony counts, the administrative state is squeezing the former president. Rather than pay for his own defense, the forty-fifth president is blowing his limited campaign cash on his multiple legal defense funds.
The state has not only pursued Trump for what may have been legitimate, flagrant violations of the law by the former president (such as mishandling classified documents and then refusing to hand those documents back to the government), but they are also clearly using their power to humiliate him.
A “zombie case” has been brought against the former president by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, for alleged hush money payments to an adult film star he apparently bedded while on a golfing trip to Lake Tahoe in 2006 (how cliché).
Under any other circumstance, the “hush money” payments would have been described as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). What’s more, the case would have never been brought forward (and even if it had been it would never have been exaggerated for maximum political effect as the Bragg case was).
A History of Bad Calls
Then a New York jury found Trump liable for defamation and battery of E. Jean Carroll.
To be clear, Trump had made defamatory remarks about the New York-based writer. But the battery charge was dubious at best. Nevertheless, the New York jury made clear that if they could have charged Trump with sexual assault, they would have.
The case itself, though, like the Bragg case, would never have been brought forward had the New York State government not contorted its legal standards for allegations of sexual assault.
The Carroll accusation was well beyond the statute of limitations and the burden of proof could not have otherwise been met. But because of the popularity of the “Me Too” movement in Liberal New York, the former president was brought up on charges in the New York civil court.
There, the standard of proof was obviously lower, a jury composed of New York Liberals chose to stick it to the hated former president, too. Now, Trump must walk around with the Scarlet Letter of having been found liable of battery (sexual assault, in other words).
Meanwhile, the federal trials against Trump ground on.
The mishandling of classified documents is his biggest threat, against which he has little viable defense. Then there’s the January 6 federal indictment under which Trump is accused of having plotted and incited an insurrection.
On the other hand, the Georgia State trial against him has become a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) trial. Because of this move, the prosecution should have a much easier time convicting the 18 defendants—some of whom have turned on Trump.
Both the January 6 case and the Georgia case, which involves accusations that the former president attempted to unduly influence the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election in the Peach State, could lead to Trump’s ultimate disqualification to hold higher office under the “Insurrection Clause” of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, should Trump be found guilty.
The evidence in these cases is circumstantial and weak. But the damage being done to Trump’s legal and political future—as well as his campaign’s pocketbook—is immense.
Humiliation and Shame are Powerful Allies to the Craven
Still, the humiliation continues.
Another case has dogged the former president. This time, that case is going after his most prominent feature: the Trump businesses and family wealth. New York Attorney General Letitia James is pursuing Trump on the grounds that he committed fraud while head of the Trump Organization.
According to her, Trump inflated the value of his real estate assets to gain favorable loans from banks. Of course, he did this. Because that’s what most wealthy people do. Sadly, it is technically fraud—even if the banks were paid in full for those loans and on time, and none of the lenders wanted to prosecute Trump.
Trump is now having to face the deprivation of his vaunted business licenses in New York, where he made his fortune, for all his limited liability corporations (LLC) from 2014 to the present time.
This will not make Trump destitute. But it will humiliate him. Which is the point. This case could also see Trump having to pay upwards of $250 million for his alleged fraud.
On top of that, they’re trying to make his children testify against him.
Specifically, Ivanka Trump.
Two Words: Ivanka Trump
Trump’s legal team says that the attempt to get Ivanka Trump to testify against her father is inappropriate. What’s more, they accuse the prosecution of improperly filing the subpoena and have argued that this is nothing more than the continued humiliation of the president by trying to turn his family against him.
The prosecution counters that Ivanka Trump, as well as the other Trump children, are fair game because they were integral members of the Trump Organization.
Since the case centers around the Trump Organization’s business practices (and given that it is also believed that Ivanka Trump routinely inflated the value of her assets as her father had done for years), the prosecution is attempting to glean information proving that the Trump Organization was engaged in prolific, widespread fraud.
Targeting Ivanka Trump, who will be made to testify further undermines Trump’s defense. Ivanka has often proven, along with her son-in-law, to be a weak link for the former president.
A New York Democrat for most of her life, someone who yearns to be promoted and supported by the Left-wing elite of our country, and someone who has a keen sense of self-preservation, Ivanka Trump could eventually turn on her father.
Or, at least, that’s what the prosecution is hoping for here.
The Pressure Cooker is at Peak Levels
Make no mistake, though, all these cases have a political component to them. Whatever the level of Trump’s guilt is, the fact that all these trials have exploded at the same time—conveniently aligned with the 2024 Presidential Election in which Trump is dominating—shows that the Left will leave nothing to chance.
Biden is weak and, surprisingly, Trump is strong. These trials are designed to sap Trump of his ability to wage an effective campaign.
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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