Don’t Count Your Indictments Before They Are Served

Hair Füror changes public housing address?

The NYTimes reports (free link) that horn dog, disgraced, sex fiend Hair Füror was told that “he could appear before a Manhattan grand jury next week if he wishes to testify, a strong indication that an indictment could soon follow.”

The Manhattan district attorney’s office recently signaled to Donald J. Trump’s lawyers that he could face criminal charges for his role in the payment of hush money to a porn star, the strongest indication yet that prosecutors are nearing an indictment of the former president, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.

The prosecutors offered Mr. Trump the chance to testify next week before the grand jury that has been hearing evidence in the potential case, the people said. Such offers almost always indicate an indictment is close; it would be unusual for the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, to notify a potential defendant without ultimately seeking charges against him.

In New York, potential defendants have the right to answer questions in the grand jury before they are indicted, but they rarely testify, and Mr. Trump is likely to decline the offer. His lawyers could also meet privately with the prosecutors in hopes of fending off criminal charges.

Any case would mark the first indictment of a former American president, and could upend the 2024 presidential race in which Mr. Trump remains a leading contender. It would also elevate Mr. Bragg to the national stage, though not without risk, and a conviction in the complex case is far from assured…

…Mr. Bragg could become the first prosecutor to charge Mr. Trump, but he might not be the last.

In Georgia, the Fulton County District Attorney is investigating whether Mr. Trump interfered in the 2020 election, and at the federal level, a special counsel is scrutinizing Mr. Trump’s effort to overturn the election results, as well as his handling of classified documents.

The  conditional “could” in that first paragraph is doing a lot of work; and we must hold our celebrations in check because DA Bragg also could decide not to indict.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie throws some cold water on us:

It remains unclear whether an indictment would actually hurt Trump in a primary. After years of sowing doubt and disinformation about any institution that investigated or stood against him, it is possible that any charges could have something of a ‘rally around the flag’ effect with his core supporters.

Save the celebration for the frog march (only guessing).

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4 Responses to Don’t Count Your Indictments Before They Are Served

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Well, hope and indictments spring eternal. I’m of the opinion that eventually some prosecutor will nail his ass to a wall…

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  2. gruaud says:

    I am of two minds about this. This kind of speculation seems almost naive, because very rich WASPs rarely, and I mean rarely, get their well-deserved comeuppance. Then again, buzzing along about the possibility of indictment might shift sentiment enough that the indictment becomes reality.

    In the meantime, everyone is playing 10-dimensional chess or keeping their fucking powder dry.

    Remember when the Valerie Plame scandal was supposed to break the backs of the neoconservatives? Or the Mueller Report that was going to end up with Trump’s head on a platter? Yeah, baby.

    It’ll shine when it shines.

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  3. w3ski4me says:

    As I continue to say, Wake me up when charges are filed, but not a moment before. This is just too boring.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. MDavis says:

    I am non-plussed by the bizarro implication that, since no former president has been indicted before that this particular mook should get away with his crime spree. I mean, he committed bizarro crimes, live, on camera, with malice in his heart (or whatever he uses for a heart). Yet he is supposed to get a pass in the form of a mild chastising in a closed courtroom for inciting riots, suborning perjury, creating a public safety issue (not just pandemic, remember when he interfered in the Weather Service recommendations with a Sharpie™️?! Allegedly, that was illegal, too)
    Nixon apparently had a point – if the president does it no one gives a crap it must be legal. L’État, c’est moi, and no one arrests the state.
    And he has been accustomed to this treatment since toddler-hood, as daddy’s little tax dodge.
    I have little hope that the third-generation rule of wealth creation will win out, but it really should. tfg PAB tries so hard to make it so.
    Well, this turned into a rambling rant.

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