In a surprise move, the top prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against Donald Trump in New York have suddenly resigned. That came after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg expressed doubt about the ability of the case to move forward. Of note is that Bragg himself is a far-left figure, rebuffing any claims of political favoritism toward Trump.
This comes per The New York Times, and you can just feel the distress in every word of the article.
Breaking News: The prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s inquiry into Donald Trump have resigned. The D.A. is said to have doubts about the case. https://t.co/n6W30FopJw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 23, 2022
The two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into former President Donald J. Trump and his business practices abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid a monthlong pause in their presentation of evidence to a grand jury, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The stunning development comes not long after the high-stakes inquiry appeared to be gaining momentum, and throws its future into serious doubt.
The prosecutors, Carey R. Dunne and Mark F. Pomerantz, submitted their resignations after the new Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, indicated to them that he had doubts about moving forward with a case against Mr. Trump, the people said.
Bragg’s predecessor had accelerated the probe last fall, empaneling a grand jury and receiving much fanfare, especially from the media-sphere. Once Bragg took office, the case appeared to be moving ahead as planned, but these resignations testify to some kind of major internal shift. If Bragg was now expressing doubts about the case moving forward, that signals that he doesn’t believe the evidence is there for a conviction. Remember, prosecutors hate to pursue cases they don’t think they can win, and I don’t believe these resignations would have happened if this criminal case against Trump hadn’t imploded.
As to the prosecutors themselves, it is incredibly disturbing that they were so emotionally invested in taking down a political opponent (don’t kid yourself about their political leanings) that they chose to quit when their boss, himself left-leaning and anti-Trump, decided there wasn’t enough to go on. It appears that these prosecutors wanted to go to trial no matter what, if only to hopefully damage Trump with years of bad headlines before a probable, not guilty verdict. That kind of lawfare is disgusting, and it’s everything that’s wrong with our judicial system.
You can expect a tidal wave of cope from the left to follow this news. While there are other “probes” going on, including a farcical one in Atlanta, GA, that is going nowhere, this case in New York was supposed to be the silver bullet, as far as charging Trump criminally for something. There’s nothing left now but long-shot dreams surrounding a possible referral from the January 6th committee, and as much of a hack as AG Merrick Garland is, he’s not going to hand the former president a big win prior to the 2024 election by taking on a bad case and losing.
In the end, the walls were, in fact, not closing in, at least regarding this investigation. The left will not stop, though. They’ll keep other witch-hunts going as long as they can, and when Trump is gone from the national stage, they’ll use the same tactics against the next major Republican figure. We long ago crossed the Rubicon when it comes to having boundaries around criminalizing political opponents.
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