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Former President Donald Trump recently flipped the script on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and his abusive legal team.
Trump says they need to be investigated for election interference.
In a post on social media, Trump said, “When Alvin Bragg first attained office, he made it very clear that, like many other prosecutors, there was no case against Donald J. Trump.”
“Then the Biden Administration, the Democrats, and the Fake News Media began pushing him, and pushing him hard, and low and behold he said that there might just be a case after all.”
“I knew what that meant — He was being pushed to do something that shouldn’t be done. He wasn’t willing to stand up to Soros and the Marxists that are destroying our Country!”
“There was no ‘misdemeanor’ here either. There was no crime, period.”
“All other of the many Democrat law enforcement officers that looked at it, took a pass. So did Cy Vance, and so did Bragg. But then, much latter, he changed his mind,” Trump said.
“Gee, I wonder why? Prosecutorial Misconduct and Interference with an Election. Investigate the Investigators!”
Trump says the allegations are false and no crime was committed. Despite the total lack of evidence, Trump says the investigation continues as a result of funding from far-left billionaire George Soros.
Trump says the case is based on “an old and fully debunked fairytale.” Trump’s lawyer will also likely argue that the five-year statute of limitations for a criminal charge has expired.
Whatever the Grand Jury decides, its consideration makes clear: no one is above the law, not even a former President of the United States.
The former president’s announcement this morning is reckless: doing so to keep himself in the news & to foment unrest among his supporters.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 18, 2023
Bragg is hiding a dark secret on his own, critics say. While aggressively going after Trump, he has been quietly downgrading 52% of all felony charges in New York to misdemeanor charges.
This allows criminals to roam free and wreak havoc on the city. In contrast, Bragg wants his political opponents to go to jail. He is elevating a misdemeanor to a felony charge in order to indict Trump.
Bragg has destroyed New York City with his “laissez-faire” approach to serious criminals who he personally believes committed minor crimes.
Bragg responded to Trump’s statement by saying, “Dear Colleagues: I’m sure you have seen the ongoing press attention and public comments surrounding an ongoing investigation by this office.”
“Please know that your safety is our top priority. We have full confidence in our outstanding security staff and investigators, along with our great OCA and NYPD colleagues, and will continue to coordinate with all of them,” Bragg wrote in an email.
“We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” Bragg added.
“Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that the proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment,” he said.