Alvin Bragg Asks Judge to Hold Trump’s Trial During Primary Season

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What is amazing about New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s holy war against former President Donald Trump is that he isn’t even trying to hide the fact that the whole fiasco is motivated by politics. In fact, he seems to be doing everything he can to make sure we all know that the reason he is going through with this hilarious farce is because he wants to make sure the Orange Man What Is Bad™ never again sits in the Oval Office.


During Tuesday’s arraignment proceedings, Bragg asked Judge Juan Marchan to schedule Trump’s trial in January 2024, just in time for primary season. Breitbart News reported:

Fox News reporter Jake Gibson, who was in the courtroom, said that prosecutors had asked for the January 2024 trial date. The Iowa caucuses — the first contest in the Republican primary — will be on February 5, 2024.

That means prosecutors want a trial that would undoubtedly affect the race for the Republican nomination, both by distracting the current frontrunner, and by tarnishing him relative to other candidates in the race.

The author also points out that scheduling the trial during this time period would “deprive Republican voters of the opportunity to choose another candidate, in the event that Trump was found guilty.”

The problems with what Bragg is attempting to do are obvious. It is clear that holding the trial during primary season would only help Trump’s primary opponents. It is a definite sign that they fear running against Trump in the general election and would rather face a different candidate. Politically, it would be a huge benefit for Democrats, at least from their point of view, even though it would further undermine the integrity of the justice system and set a dangerous precedent.


The primary goal of the justice system should always be to seek justice, not political gain. Holding a trial during a presidential primary season would inevitably politicize the trial and cast doubts on the motives behind the prosecution. It could also raise concerns about potential biases and conflicts of interest, as candidates may feel pressured to take a position on the trial in order to appeal to their base.

Moreover, holding a trial during a presidential primary season could also have practical implications. The trial would likely require a significant amount of media attention, resources, and security, which would divert attention and resources away from the primary itself. This could result in a less-informed electorate and a less-democratic primary process.

Furthermore, the timing of the trial would also raise concerns about due process. Trump has the right to a fair trial, which includes the right to an impartial jury and the right to a speedy trial. Scheduling the trial during a politically charged primary season could make it difficult to find an impartial jury and could prolong the trial beyond a reasonable time frame.


In addition, Bragg’s request could set a dangerous precedent for future cases. If the justice system becomes increasingly politicized and influenced by political considerations, it could undermine public trust in the courts and lead to a breakdown of the rule of law.

But let’s be real.

None of these issues matter to Bragg and members of the left-wing chattering class. Their only objective is to get Trump by any means necessary. In this endeavor, the ends will always justify the means. But it might not work out the way they hope.


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