There was a time when prosecutors in America tried to actually punish criminals and that they went about that work with integrity and decency. Or, at least, I was taught that was the way that they were supposed to work.
But that doesn’t seem to be the way that prosecutors in New York City work.
In case you haven’t heard, New York City prosecutors charged the Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization with tax violations. Why? It would seem that they’re trying to scare the man, who is in his seventies, into making up information that they can use against Trump. After all, any jail time for a man in his seventies could be a literal life in prison situation. In other words, the New York City prosecutors are attacking Trump’s friends to try to get at Trump.
But the case may fall apart. Tom Ozimek writes,
Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Saturday he believes federal tax fraud charges filed in New York City against the Trump Organization’s longtime finance chief will end up being dismissed.
“You can’t get a city district attorney indicting somebody for failing to pay federal income taxes when the IRS hasn’t even gone after him,” Dershowitz said in an interview with Newsmax.
“One of the charges, a major charge, is grand larceny against the United States government,” Dershowitz added. “That shows the extent to which they are prepared to stretch existing law and the Constitution to give them authority over federal taxes. It’s absurd.”
Ahead of the unsealing of the criminal indictment on Thursday, the Trump Organization criticized Manhattan prosecutors for what they claimed was a partisan criminal investigation designed to hurt Trump politically. In a statement on Thursday, the Trump Organization said the probe “is not justice; this is politics.”
[Prosecutor Carey] Dunne pushed back on the claim, saying, “politics has no role in the jury chamber, and I can assure you it had no role here.”
Of course, Dunne denied that this was a political move. It’s no different than the leftist political witch hunt which tried (and failed) to get Trump charged with treason with a fake connection to Russia.
Leftist politicians (and elected prosecutors, at least in this case, are politicians) are a bunch of snakes.