The Charge is the Fraud - Prosecution as Persecution

Article subtitle: 
The indictments of Donald Trump are tissue thin and intended only to harass him and disrupt the 2024 election.
Article author: 
Paul Ingrassia
Article publisher: 
American Mind
Article date: 
25 August 2023
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The legal claims stipulated in Jack Smith’s latest indictment are spurious, constitutionally unfounded, and patently unlawful...

...  no matter how many times Jack Smith insists and repeats that President Trump “knowingly” deceived the American people of election fraud does not make it true...

President Trump was acting under his belief that the election was improperly conducted and took the steps necessary within the bounds of the Constitution to challenge the results...

Eastman elaborates the undisputable view that if state election law procedures are ignored or flagrantly violated, as was the case in the 2020 general election, the Legislature has the duty to exercise its plenary power over the administration of election procedures...

So, as Eastman notes, the question becomes under what circumstances is the Legislature permitted to select its own, alternative slate of fair electors consistent with their constitutionally prescribed plenary power. Both the text of the Constitution and relevant statutory authorities, such as Section 2 of Title 8, provide that the Legislature has plenary power for choosing electors – which is the constitutional default. (Art. II, Section 1 of the Constitution...)

Accordingly, the idea that President Trump can be held criminally liable for each of the aforementioned counts stipulated in Jack Smith’s complaint flies in the face of the law and the facts...

President Trump personally believed the election was fraudulent. Even stronger perhaps is the view that Jack Smith is weaponizing the justice system by reverse engineering allegations of criminal liability into laws that never were intended to implicate the sort of conduct alleged at issue, all of which reveals itself to be a bald-faced attempt to trample over the rule of law to persecute a political opponent.


Trump's Mugshot: The Face That Launched the Second American Revolution, by Pamela Geller, 24 August 2023.

President Trump is defiant after leaving the jail:

"You should be able to challenge an election. I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election. What has taken place here is a travesty of justice."




Prosecution as Persecution, by Adam Ellwanger, American Mind, 25 August 2023:

... As left-wing internationalists tighten their grip on state power, protecting “Our Sacred Democracy” increasingly seems to require the most draconian efforts on the part of elites to limit the choices that citizens have in elections...

Aside from the documented ballot manipulation, shady methods of vote tallying, Zuckerbucks, and suspension of state-level constitutional rules regarding who has the power to modify election law—all of which benefitted Biden—there were many other forms of malfeasance...

Now, nearly three years later, it’s clear that the Biden White House, the Democratic Party, and the administrative state are terrified that the American people might give them another “undemocratic” decision in 2024. Any reasonable person—that’s not hyperbole—any reasonable person can see that the indictments of Donald Trump for a panoply of crimes in multiple states are motivated by a desire to interfere with his prospects in the next election...

... Trump has often said, “They’re not after me, they’re after you.” Of course, the “you” here refers not just to Trump’s supporters, but anyone who retains allegiance to the political norms of America from about ten years ago...

Why Twisting The 14th Amendment To Get Trump Won’t Hold Up In Court, by John Yoo and Robert Delahunty, The Federalist, 26 August 2023.

From Giuliani, New Neo, 26 August 2023:

In all the brouhaha about Trump, it’s easy to forget that Giuliani posed for his mugshot too (see this), and had quite a bit to say:

Faced with the same number of charges as former President Donald Trump, with a number overlapping the president’s as well as the other 17 co-defendants indicted by the state, Giuliani was stopped by the press on his way to the airport to offer some words.

After recounting his record as mayor and as a state’s attorney who “took down the mafia and made New York City the safest city in America,” he expressed, “I’m fighting for justice. I have been from the first moment I represented Donald Trump, and as a man who has now been proven innocent several times — I don’t know how many times he has to be proven innocent and they have to be proven to be liars, actually, enemies of our republic who are destroying rights, sacred rights.”

“They’re destroying my right to counsel — my right to be a lawyer. They’re destroying [Trump’s] right to counsel. It’s not accidental that they’ve indicted all his lawyers. I’ve never heard of that before in America — all the lawyers indicted,” the mayor continued before voicing concern to the public.

 “Now, whether you dislike or like Donald Trump, let me give you a warning, ” said Giuliani. “They’re gonna come for you. When the political winds shift, as they always do, let us pray that Republicans are more honest, more trustworthy, and more American than these people in charge of this government. Because if our government is conducted this way and the system of justice is politicized and criminalized for politics, your rights are in jeopardy and your children’s.”

“Donald Trump told you this,” he reminded. “They weren’t just coming for him or me.”

Democrats Aren't 'Interfering' In 2024 Election With Trump Trial, They're Blatantly Rigging It, by John Daniel Davidson, The Fdeeralist, 29 August 2023.

Weep for the West, by Alastair Crooke, Unz Review, 21 August 2023

They Can't Let Him Back In, by Michael Anton, Compact Magazine, 28 July 2022.


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Steve Bannon Outlines National American Destiny as Attached to Trump Destiny, Last Refuge, 26 August 2023:

Steve Bannon did an excellent monologue today outlining how President Donald Trump is one of only three people who have the destiny of the nation attached to their own destiny. {Direct Rumble Link}

Together with President Abraham Lincoln and President George Washington, the destiny of our constitutional Republic as intrinsically tied to President Donald Trump.