╌>

Barr Calls Bragg's Case Against Trump an 'Abomination,' Says He Will Vote for Former President

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  15 comments

By:   IJR

Barr Calls Bragg's Case Against Trump an 'Abomination,' Says He Will Vote for Former President
Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's hush-money case against former President Donald Trump an "abomination"

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's hush-money case against former President Donald Trump an "abomination" on Wednesday.

Additionally, Barr revealed, despite past differences and concerns about a Trump second term, that he plans to vote for the presumptive GOP nominee in November.

Regarding Bragg's charges against Trump, Barr told Fox News, "I've said from the beginning this case is an abomination. You know it's obviously political, seven years after he pays hush money, to try to come up with this case."

"It's not only far-fetched, they're trying to predicate it on a federal crime, which wasn't prosecuted. And they're wrong about it. This was not a campaign contribution. They're just wrong on the law," the former Trump AG added.

The apparent theory of Bragg's case is that then-Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen made an in-kind contribution to the Trump presidential campaign in excess of federal limits.

According to Bragg, Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Nondisclosure agreements are very common and generally legal. Daniels has alleged that she and Trump had a sexual encounter in 2006.

The $130,000 didn't go to, nor did the alleged reimbursement come from, Trump's presidential campaign. Cohen was reimbursed by the Trump Organization in early 2017, according to Bragg's indictment.

Further, Trump could have had other reasons he didn't want Daniels' allegation made public, besides whatever impact it may have had on his candidacy.

Prior to Bragg's indictment, federal prosecutors and the Federal Election Commission had already reviewed the payments to Daniels and declined to charge Trump.

Barr observed that Bragg's case against Trump is part of a larger problem.

"To me, this shows the real threat to liberty, the real threat to our system are the excesses of the progressive left. They're perverting the system of justice and that's where the danger lies: the corruption and the subversion of our institutions by the left," he said.

Asked whether he would support Trump for president, Barr responded, "Well, I've said all along, given two bad choices, I think it's my duty to pick the person I think would do the least harm to the country, and in my mind, I will vote the Republican ticket. I will support the Republican ticket."

"I think the real danger to our country, the real danger to democracy is … the progressive agenda," he emphasized.

With Trump, the United States "may be playing Russian roulette, but continuation of the Biden administration is national suicide," Barr said.

Several legal experts have called Bragg's case against Trump weak.

George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley described it as a "Frankenstein case" based on resurrected alleged misdemeanor business record violations.

"So many of us are just amazed to watch this actually walk into court, because it's not a recognizable crime that any of us have seen," he said.

Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy argued in a Monday piece for National Review, "Trump's best defense … is not necessarily to establish that he is not guilty; rather, it is to establish that, if he is guilty of anything, it is merely of the misdemeanor. If the jury so finds, I believe the case would have to be thrown out."


Tags

jrDiscussion - desc
[]
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Correct on all counts.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

it's going to be hilarious when that fat little mackerel snapper has to take the stand. trump's very own architect of "lawfare" in the DOJ.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2    one month ago

They don't like each other, but Barr is correct: the worst thing that can happen is a continuation of the radical policies of Joe Biden.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2  JohnRussell    one month ago

i guess you got scared off the first seed on this topic. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

Maybe he just didn't want on-topic comments deleted

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3  Texan1211    one month ago

[]

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
3.1  George  replied to  Texan1211 @3    one month ago

[]

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4  JBB    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4    one month ago

Wow, who would have ever guessed that memes are the preferred method of communication for some! 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
4.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    one month ago

When they can't dispute the information they only have 2 courses of action.

  1. Attack the source.
  2. Memes

Neither are even remotely productive[]

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
4.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    one month ago

I'm sorry. There is a 3rd course of action they take quite often - Personal attacks.[]

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @4    one month ago

GLImVFrXQAMlFJj?format=jpg&name=small

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
5  Nerm_L    one month ago

A prostitute attempting to shake down a public figure?  It's unprecedented!  (BTW, that's a /sarc for the easily aroused.)  But then the New York penchant for white collar scandal (and crime) is well known.  Just ask former New York mayors and governors.  

But, at the least, we'll get to say that a convicted felon is a better choice than Joe Biden.  Joe Biden need not worry about prosecution since liberal DAs protect prostitutes.  Besides there's always a chance that Biden will raid the Federal treasury to buy more votes. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
6  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago
"To me, this shows the real threat to liberty, the real threat to our system are the excesses of the progressive left. They're perverting the system of justice and that's where the danger lies: the corruption and the subversion of our institutions by the left," he said.

He's not wrong.  

 
 

Who is online



31 visitors