It is quite the comedown in the midst a comeback.
The Bowery District courthouse in New York, aka “Skid Row” before its gentrification, has seen many of society’s most tragic cases over the years.
An ex-president could not fall further.
Yet, Donald Trump will be brought to the common criminal treatment in this setting, regardless of any violation of common criminal procedure.
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Lower Manhattan court proceedings will involve the collection of fingerprints and personal information. A photograph of Donald will be taken in order to possibly prove that he is guilty of a crime.
Trump would welcome the opportunity to visit New York.
He is convinced that the circus will make him the victim of political aggression, and he wants it to be the circus.
It has already worked for him. His fundraising soared to over $1.5m (PS1.2m) after he prematurely announced his arrest via social media.
Trump is Trump, and he stirs his support base without question. He also drops support from those who are further away.
He won’t win over the moderate Republicans and swing voters that voted against him in 2020 and during the recent midterm elections.
This case is not as serious as the ones involving the January 6 insurrection and the handling of classified information. It also doesn’t include alleged attempts to reverse the 2020 election results in Georgia.
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Republicans on Capitol Hill have echoed Trump’s claims about a political witch hunt. Some members of the party’s House Committee chairmen called on Alvin Bragg, the district attorney, to explain to Congress what they consider a “politically motivated prosecutorial decision”.
It is the mood music playing in parallel to the New York case. They might also hope for the other cases. Donald Trump will likely use that evidence to support his claim of a conspiracy to attack him politically if he can get it out of his system – which a lot of legal experts think it will be.
It’s the politics of justice, and everyone seems to have a say. Justice has started to speak for itself by bringing criminal charges.
America continues to live through the events of history. Serios media outlets publish articles about the practicalities and running a country by a felon, while chin-stroking about how a conviction might impact the operational capabilities of the leader of free world.
He is as unrivalled as any president.