First up, my former boss, President Trump, is under legal attack and may be indicted on charges brought by a radical left prosecutor, Alvin Bragg. I’m not a lawyer, but this sure looks like some more Trump derangement syndrome.
A constitutional legal scholar, Jonathan Turley, calls it “the made for TV Trump prosecution: high on ratings, but short on the law.” Mr. Turley said Mr. Bragg’s case about allegations concerning Stormy Daniels is “legally pathetic.”
He reminds us, by the way, of the failed federal prosecution of a former presidential candidate, John Edwards. Just saying. Mr. Turley also reminds us that federal prosecutors dropped the Trump case. The federal election commission dropped the case. A former New York prosecutor, Cyrus Vance, dropped the case. The George Soros-backed Mr. Bragg actually shut the case down when he was first elected two years ago. Trying to convert a misdemeanor into a federal felony is highly unlikely.
The Wall Street Journal editorial board, which has been highly critical of Mr. Trump’s post-presidency period, says “it’s impossible to overstate Mr. Bragg’s bad judgment here … he would be resurrecting a seven-year-old case that even federal prosecutors refused to bring to court.”
A number of lawyers believe the statute of limitations has run out.
The Journal reminds that a former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen, is an admitted felon.
I myself strongly believe it’s a politically charged prosecution, a zombie case, and an abuse of power.
Whatever one thinks of Mr. Trump, like him or not, I think common sense folks will see this as the Russian hoax to the tenth power, even going back to the unfairness of the Mar-a-Lago invasion, with its double-standard not applied to classified documents found by President Biden, and even for that matter Vice President Pence.
The political left will go to any means to stop Mr. Trump from becoming president again. Any means, that is, besides an actual election. If this prosecution goes through, it will be a political circus, which is just what the country doesn’t need.
There are a lot of important issues right now in America. Among them are inflation, interest rates, and a banking crisis. A catastrophic open border with Mexico. Parental worries about their childrens’ education. Massively unbalanced budgets, federal overspending, a lack of work requirements, and even respect for work. The disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. The current Biden administration weakness in world affairs as China’s Xi meets with Russia’s Putin. The unmistakable feeling that America is moving in the wrong direction and has become an unhappy place.
I could name more, but one thing’s for sure: An alleged affair many years ago is not at the top of the public’s worry list.
I will strongly suggest to my former boss that he cease and desist talking about public protest, because I think that will lead to no good and would hurt his cause for fair justice. There. I’ve said my piece in opposition to the left-wing weaponization of our legal system, which is despicable. We’ll see what happens this week and I’ll say to my former boss, “I wish you the best.”
From Mr. Kudlow’s broadcast on Fox Business News.
Larry Kudlow was the Director of the National Economic Council under President Trump from 2018-2021. His Fox Business show "Kudlow" airs at 4 p.m &. and his radio show airs on 770 ABC from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.