Here’s Why Alvin Bragg’s Case Against Donald Trump Is Collapsing

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by Matt Margolis

District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against Donald Trump was always weak if not meritless. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing a felony case for a low-level misdemeanor that normally would have resulted in a fine that was also past the statute of limitations.

Be that as it may, Bragg’s weak case has taken some real hits on Friday, as the testimony of David Pecker, the former publisher of the National Enquirer, has been devastating for the prosecution. In fact, according to George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, Bragg’s case is now “collapsing on its own weight.”

“They have a witness who was disassembling in front of them,” Turley told Fox News on Friday. “You know, the prosecution never revealed to the jury in the direct that Pecker actually had killed stories for other celebrities that he had been working on stories two decades before the election with Trump that he was suppressing.”

This is particularly helpful to Trump’s case because it means that the prosecution can’t directly link Trump’s efforts to quash the Stormy Daniels story to the election.

“And now it’s only getting worse,” Turley continued. “Yesterday was really bad in terms of the cross-examination for the prosecution. Today is much worse.”

Pecker is saying that Trump didn’t want to purchase the story. Yesterday he said that when he asked Trump while reimbursing Cohen he said he didn’t know anything about that. I mean, we’ve always — already been complaining about the lack of any recognizable crime here, but there’s also a dwindling connection to Donald Trump himself. That is what we’re really seeing here is a lot of discussions with Michael Cohen, who’s going to give us a really memorable moment when he gets on the stand. He’s actually going to look at that jury and say, basically, “Put my former client in jail for following my legal advice.”

Turley also said he believes that the defense is doing a very good job.

“I have to say this is collapsing on its own weight,” he continued. “I mean, you just have to stand back and let it fall. I mean, just asking simple questions that the jury would want to know has left serious damage for the prosecution. I mean, these are not strange, tangential questions. These are the questions that you would have expected the prosecution to ask, as just the completion of their line of questioning like, ‘Was Trump the only one you did this for?’ [and] ‘When did you start to do this?'”

Now unless he was trying to get Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tiger Woods elected president—and one of them couldn’t be—then the prosecution theory is really becoming something that’s easy to mock. I mean … I just don’t understand is how the judge could let this farce unfold in a courtroom, because at the end of the day, he’s got to give instructions to this jury. How is he going to instruct them because there is no crime? Is he gonna say that this was a federal election crime? Because it wasn’t. And the federal government declined to charge. Trump wasn’t even asked to pay a civil fine. So how is he going to give that instruction but if it’s not a crime, what are we doing here?

Of course, there’s one significant caveat to all this: the partisan judge and the partisan jury. Will the weakness of the case matter to jurors who just want to convict Trump of a crime? Probably not.

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The purpose is to tie Trump up in court and bleed him dry instead of allowing him to campaign on the fact that he did a great job and Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground. Sure, they can get a conviction, just like they got decisions in the E. Jean Carroll and Engoron farces, but there is no way they hold up under appeal. Of COURSE they are warrantless. EVERYONE knows it.

What Trump’s war on the ‘Deep State’ could mean: ‘An army of suck-ups’

04/27/24 – At one campaign rally after another, former President Donald Trump whips his supporters into raucous cheers with a promise of what’s to come if he’s given another term in office: “We will demolish the deep state.”

In essence, it’s a declaration of war on the federal government—a vow to transform its size and scope and make it more beholden to Trump’s whims and worldview.

The former president’s statements, policy blueprints laid out by top officials in his first administration and interviews with allies show that Trump is poised to double down in a second term on executive orders that faltered, or those he was blocked from carrying out the first time around.

Trump seeks to sweep away civil service protections that have been in place for more than 140 years. He has said he’d make “every executive branch employee fireable by the president of the United States” at will. Even though more than 85 percent of federal employees already work outside the DC area, Trump says he would “drain the swamp” and move as many as 100,000 positions out of Washington. His plans would eliminate or dismantle entire departments.

A close look at his prior, fitful efforts shows how, in another term, Trump’s initiatives could debilitate large swaths of the federal government.

While Trump’s plans are embraced by his supporters, policy experts warn that they would hollow out and politicize the federal workforce, force out many of the most experienced and knowledgeable employees, and open the door to corruption and a spoils system of political patronage.

Take Trump’s statement on his campaign website: “I will immediately reissue my 2020 executive order restoring the president’s authority to remove rogue bureaucrats. And I will wield that power very aggressively.”

That executive order reclassified many civil service workers, whose jobs are nonpartisan and protected, as political appointees who could be fired at will. At the time, more than four dozen officials from ten Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, including some who served under Trump, condemned the order. In a joint letter, they warned it would  “cause long-term damage to one of the key institutions of our government.”

In the end, Trump’s order had little impact because he issued it in the final months of his term, and President Joe Biden rescinded it as soon as he took office.

But if, as promised, Trump were to change thousands of civil service jobs into politically appointed positions at the start of a second term, huge numbers of federal workers could face being fired unless they put loyalty to Trump ahead of serving the public interest, warn policy experts…

Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service

APRIL 07, 1933 – The German government issues the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service (Gesetz zur Wiederherstellung des Berufsbeamtentums), which excludes Jews and other political opponents of the Nazis from all civil service positions. The law initially exempts those who had worked in the civil service since August 1, 1914, those who were veterans of World War I, or those with a father or son killed in action in World War I.

The German government also issues a new law concerning membership in the bar, which mandates the disbarment of non-“Aryan” lawyers by September 30, 1933. Exempted from this provision are Jewish lawyers practicing law since August 1, 1914, or Jewish lawyers who are German veterans of World War I.

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Those in civil sevice ie non elected officials should to the best of their ability carry out and execute the will of the administration voted into power. Not their own agenda. Many jobs in the federal government duplicate those at state level and are a complete waste of taxpayers money.

Civil service should be non-political, as it presently is by law. It should be ruled by law and the regulations derived from the law–not by the whims of any president’s transitory political administration. Civil service employees should be insulated from politically motivated pressures. They work for the people, not for the Chief Executive.

But, they aren’t and THAT is the deep state.

They are and they are part of the executive branch. The chief executive can fire their asses.

The “deep state” is pure conspiracy theory, like the illuminati, the reptilians, the Elders of Zion, the New World Order, and the blood-drinking pedophiles secretly operating out of DC’s Comet Ping Pong Pizza Shop.

Comrade Greggie, are you done protesting against the Jews for the day?

Trump’s stooges are apparently done blocking funding to Israel, but they did so for months.

It’s not Trump stabbing Israel in the back. It’s that lying demented piece of shit you support.

Biden had Israel’s back from the moment Hamas attacked, even as he tried talking Netanyahu back from the brink of escalation into regional catastrophe.

T is for Trump, and Traitor.

biden is a worthless piece of shit.

B for Biden and bungler

and bribery.

and buggery.

Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden is for incompetent, corrupt, lying, treasonous pedophile.

Biden had Israel’s back from the moment Hamas attacked, even as he tried talking Netanyahu back from the brink of escalation into regional catastrophe.

Israel is attacked and well over 1,000 are slaughtered by the terrorist organization Hamas. And you think Biden should talk Netanyahu into offering any quarter to the Muslim Nazis? Really?

And just who do you think is going to get their hands on the $9 billion the idiots in D.C. are sending to Gaza? Can you show any proof that Hamas will allow that aid to go to the Gazans when Hamas has been stealing, and selling, the UN aid?

Netanyahu should bomb Gaza until the place is one big chunk of glass. And he should tell that demented piece of shit dirtying up the Oval Office to pound Rehoboth Beach sand in his ass.

How is October 7 any different than December 7? But I guess you think FDR should have sent aid to the “civilians” in Tokoyo and Berlin that we were bombing.

No one is responsible for the deaths of Gazans but Hamas and its Iranian funded war machine.

I cannot believe anyone is as utterly stupid as you are.

I don’t care about Hamas, but I do care about 35,000 civilian dead in Gaza. It guarantees another generation of terrorists.

I guess you’re not smart enough to figure that out.

That 35,000 number is provided by the very entity that is stealing the UN aid meant for the civilians of Gaza and then selling it to the Gazans. It’s about 110% bogus.

I guess you’re not smart enough to figure that out.

It’s about 110% bogus.

What’s your number?

Anyone that can believe (or say they believe) that Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden got 81 million votes will happily believe Hamas’ propaganda.

If Biden is re-elected they will be refugees in the USA until the election he will be bringing as many as he can to our country. Israel did not create the terrorists its in their “religion” They are the PLO they are ISIS, Taliban, muslim brotherhood, CAIR and Barrys “freedom fighters”.

Right. Ignore the terrorists that started the war and then believe their propaganda. You are addicted to propaganda. That’s a good little anti-Semite.

Democrats are blocking it by refusing to secure our dangerously open southern border.

Oh, like “Russian collision”? That kind of conspiracy?

Ever notice how you just walk right into this shit?

Dep, chalk this up as Comrade Greggie dumass statement of the day:

The Chief Executive manages the administrative structure of civilian government.

Gee, I wonder if Jeff Bezos manages every hourly employee instead of just the administrative structure of his business.

Only in you small mind you Moron

They work for the people, not for the Chief Executive.

Like Peter Strzok and Lisa Page?

Sorry, you ignorant fuck, the “Chief” Executive has a meaning.
Working for the people and getting paid by the people are not necessarily one and the same thing. Any federal employee who donates to a campaign, ANY CAMPAIGN, should be fired

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Why do we have a department of energy?

Same reason we have a Department of Education where the Chief Executive creates a department and hires (appoints with pay) the head of the department.

The Chief Executive manages the administrative structure of civilian government. You seem to have confused the civilian workforce with the military.

The civil service oath of office DOES NOT include a pledge to obey the orders of the President, who IS NOT their Commander in Chief. Their oath of allegiance is to the U.S. Constitution, which they swear to protect and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic:

“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

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“Sorry, you ignorant fuck, the “Chief” Executive has a meaning.”
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You dumfuck, do you not realize that CIC and Chief Executive are two titles held by the President of the United States?

Why do you think the Chief Executive has authority to hire, and fire, federal attorneys?

This is the shit that needs to end. FDR was rabidly against these organizations.

Public Sector Unions Top Contributors • OpenSecrets

Wrong again. Chief Executive is not the civilian equivalent of Commander in Chief. The ranges of authority are very different.

Politically appointed federal attorneys ARE NOT civil service employees. They don’t have civil service GS paygrades. They have Administratively Determined paygrades—AD-21 through AD-40—and can be hired and fired by the President at will.

That is not the case with Government Service employees. They take no loyalty oath to the President as a commander, and cannot be hired or fired at the President’s whim. This insulates them from political pressuring. The trade-off is that there are clear restrictions on their own individual political activities. Failure to abide by them can result in disciplinary action or dismissal.

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Well if the executive chief just cuts the entire dept then what?

Then what? depends on how much chaos the public will put up with.

If the people elect a wrecking ball, they’d better be damn sure they know how to put things back together again. It’s much easier to smash a clock than repair it or build a new one from scratch. Particularly when you’re surrounded by opportunistic enemies who will immediately take advantage of the situation.

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So it means they are all layed off or jobless, they will need to know how to code or weld.
Every state has a DOE they can direct it better to suit the future of the state, we need more HVAC, mechanics, farmers ectThepublic is painfully aware that funding this bloated pig of a government is unsustainable.

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kitt, you mean like when the air traffic controllers all got fired?

Hear about all the DEI near misses. I also dont know of any State air traffic control departments, if there was they would also have to hire 3rd rate diversity hires, or lose federal funding.

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If you prefer authoritarian rule to the rule of law, Trump is your boy.

Based on what, exactly? Imprisoning political opponents? False prosecutions of political opponents? Propaganda? Censorship? Political terror? Corruption? Oh… wait. Those are all characteristics of the Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden regime.

Any federal employee who donates to a campaign, ANY CAMPAIGN, should be fired

Stupid idea.

Why? Why can’t we expect the federal employees we pay to be unbiased and honest?

Surrender joe at it again.

Another Biden Disaster: US Troops Now Being Forced Out of Chad – As a Majority of Troops are Being Forced Out of Neighboring Niger – Abandoning a $100 Million Airbase

Lots of luck with Vladimir Putin, his resident Wagner goons, and your 5th authoritarian military regime, guys.

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Your stupidity tells us your Tumber Then a Stump which means the Stump is more Intelligent

He figures that is better than siding with an incompetent, corrupt, lying, treasonous pedophile that will abandon him on a moment’s notice, if AOC tells him to.

(The damn thing actually has a Russia Today logo on it. It’s a Putin-approved propaganda graphic.)

Gee Greg I was already going to vote for him I needed no convincing.

Dismantling the administrative state is an absolute necessity. Since the 1963 coup that took out JFK, bureaucrats have had unconstitutional input into matters that belong solely to Congress.
Congress itself is in violation of the Constitution by delegating Article 1 responsibilities to unelected bureaucrats.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/nondelegation_doctrine

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Holy Crap: Lost Joe Biden Gives Speech to Wounded Warriors with His Back to Them…Until Jill Finally Turns Him Around (VIDEO)

He’s just a wasted space. Such an embarrassment.

If the prosecutor is obliged to choose his cases, it follows that he can choose his defendants. Therein is the most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted. – Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, April 1, 1940

2024-04-25-Report-An-Anatomy-of-a-Political-Prosecution.pdf (house.gov)