Rand Paul Wants to Prosecute the Trump Prosecutors – Alvin Bragg is clearly an ambitious man. He was hand-selected by Left-wing billionaire financier, George Soros, to run for Manhattan District Attorney. After he won, Bragg began implementing the most radical legal programs imaginable. Bragg has won the condemnation of most New York City Police officers for his consistent downgrading of felonies to misdemeanors and his constant criticism of NYPD officers simply trying to keep their dying city safe.
After spending the last several months dumping on the city that he is supposed to help protect from criminals, Bragg pivoted and went for what will be a career-making move (for a Democrat prosecutor). Bragg is about to indict the former president, Donald J. Trump. Bragg is about to make history as the prosecutor who indicted a former president for the first time in American history.
With two other major investigations occurring in Georgia over Trump’s purported election interference from the 2020 Presidential Election and another investigation in Washington, D.C. over Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents, Bragg is likely to be the first of other indictments for Trump.
The charges that Bragg is bringing to the Manhattan grand jury investigating the claims that Trump misused his personal money to pay hush money to the pornographic star, Stormy Daniels, are seven years old. What’s more, if found guilty of the charges against him, Trump will face no more than four years (and he is unlikely to be given that harsh of a sentence).
The greater question must be: how did these charges even make it to the point they’ve made it to?
It’s unheard of to elevate such a misdemeanor to the level of a felony, such that a grand jury has been convened and a former president may very well be prosecuted and face jailtime.
Who is Alvin Bragg?
What about Bragg, though?
Almost no one outside the Far Left believes that what Bragg has done is acceptable. In fact, what Bragg has done with this potential indictment is to prove just how far gone the rule of law is in the City of New York. After all, Bragg is clearly engaged in prosecutorial misconduct. Everyone knows that Bragg has distorted the law and abused his power to go after a political rival, like Trump. Even the Far-Left president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has said that the charges put forward by Bragg are meant to disqualify Donald Trump from running for office yet again in 2024.
For Bragg, though, the mere fact that he might soon get an image of Donald Trump in cuffs being brought before him in a Manhattan court, his future career prospects will be set for life. He could run for senator or governor of New York after this. He’ll also be certain to get a permanent sinecure on MSNBC as one of their expert contributors. Book deals will follow, too.
Rand Paul is Unamused on Trump Charges
For Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a noted Libertarian, Bragg’s prosecutorial misconduct is worthy of prosecution itself. Paul has called for Bragg to be brought up on charges. Senator Paul is correct. On the matter of possible hush payments by Trump to Stormy Daniels, possibly indicting the former president is an egregious step that no other prosecutor would dare take to court.
In fact, Alvin Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance, Jr., who began the investigation into Trump’s possible illicit payoffs to Stormy Daniels refused to take the matter to court. He believed that the case was paper thin and would represent an abuse of power. Several Democrat members of Vance’s prosecution team investigating Trump—including Bragg—were so resentful of Donald Trump that they would’ve “paid to prosecute” the former president…even if it meant bending the law to suit their political objectives.
And that’s what’s going on here: a political agenda run amuck. Alvin Bragg is not only serving his own ambitions, but he is ensuring that the Democrats get their pound of flesh. In a perfect world, Bragg would use the full power of the law to prevent Trump from running for reelection in 2024 by making Trump an indicted criminal. But, if the indictment is itself an outgrowth of Bragg’s blatant politicization of his prosecutor’s office, what more can be done to stop Bragg from continuing—and from dissuading other ideological prosecutors not to follow in his stead?
Rand Paul’s arguments, therefore, are correct. Alvin Bragg has gone too far. His actions in service to his own ambitions and political agenda is tearing apart the country at a precarious time. Donald Trump may be their political enemy but he is not such a problem that the Democrats should warp the already flagging criminal justice system to appease their radical followers.
Justice is supposed to be blind. When it comes to Donald Trump, though, justice will be hijacked and made to serve the interests of the Democratic Party. It must stop.
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Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who serves as a Senior Editor for 19FortyFive.com. Weichert is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower(Republic Book Publishers), The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (March 28), and Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.