The American media has been incessantly reporting on the news that Donald Trump had indirectly made payments to Stormy Daniels to keep her from speaking out, while she and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who is now a convict, extorted money from him.
In New York, false financial accounting is typically considered a minor misdemeanor, and it’s seldom subject to prosecution. However, Alvin Bragg, a local prosecutor, is attempting to establish a reputation for himself by pressing charges against former President Trump for this offense.
Tom Crist of The Federalist describes this as “the equivalent of a nationally televised jaywalking arrest to humiliate a person due solely to personal hate.”
According to reports, Trump’s ex-lawyer recorded the Stormy Daniels payment as consulting or legal fees, and President Trump did the same, resulting in a transaction of $130,000.
For comparison, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee spent $1 million on the infamous “Steele dossier,” which was a work of fiction. They used one of the Democratic Party’s top attorneys, Marc Elias, as a conduit to obscure the source of funding for this opposition research, which baselessly asserted that Trump was colluding with Russia.
Subsequently, they funneled the dossier through multiple channels to tarnish Trump’s image and secure Clinton’s election as president. The individuals involved officially recorded the $1 million dossier expense as “legal fees.” Essentially, one party compensated individuals to deceive, while the other compensated someone to keep silent or at the very least, refrain from making any disclosures.
Clinton lives in New York, the state in which Trump is likely to be charged over a $130,000 payment, yet she has not been charged for the $1 million payment.
According to reports, Bragg has purportedly discussed with the Secret Service about how they would respond if a New York City police officer were to detain President Trump with handcuffs.
Municipal prosecutors lack the authority to bring federal charges against individuals. Only federal authorities possess the jurisdiction to file federal charges, not a city prosecutor.
The U.S. Department of Justice conducted an inquiry into Trump’s suspected offense but ultimately decided against pressing charges. Every prosecutor in the state, including those in higher offices than Bragg’s, declined to pursue the case, recognizing that they lacked sufficient evidence to demonstrate that President Trump had committed an offense.
SEAN HANNITY: 'Somebody should tell Alvin Bragg that this is called persecution, not prosecution' https://t.co/qFmIAPm2bY
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 22, 2023
They may have recognized that any charges leveled against Trump should also entail indictments against Democrats.