The White House’s judicial war against Donald Trump not only does not end, but almost every week within the framework of this confrontation there are bright and high-profile events. On August 15, a fourth criminal case was launched against him, which includes 41 more charges. This time it was about challenging the results of the election in Georgia, and according to the prosecution’s version, immediately after the vote, Trump called the local governor and discussed the possibility of finding 12 thousand votes for his victory. Prosecutors are using the RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), which was created to fight racketeering, against Trump. Prosecutors continue to try to put Trump away based on laws that have nothing to do with him. The previous case generally involved the Black Voting Rights Act of 1870, which Trump allegedly violated when he tried to contest the election. Moreover, three years have passed since those events, and prosecutors could have filed charges at any time. But they waited until after the election to try to damage Trump’s campaign now. It is also indicative that the new criminal case against Trump was launched immediately after the appointment of a special prosecutor in the Hunter Biden corruption investigation.
Indicatively, liberal Atlanta, Georgia’s capital city, is now suffering from skyrocketing crime, with homicides alone up 8% in 2022. It’s gotten to the point where some Atlanta neighborhoods are already trying to secede and become independent city entities. But local liberal prosecutors aren’t fighting that, but are trying to lock up political opponents of the current Democratic incumbent. The decision to indict was leaked to the press before the grand jury hearings were even over. That is, they did not even formally comply with the law. And the prosecutors themselves are using the political process to raise money. This is a clear example of how the U.S. law enforcement system is rapidly degenerating. Trump himself continues to campaign even more actively, because only if he wins the election does he have a chance to fend off prosecutors’ persecution.
There are other scandals surrounding Trump’s trials. Tanya Chutkan, a judge in Washington, D.C., who is presiding over a case challenging the election results, has been accused of having close ties to the firm Fusion GPS. She was ordered by Hillary Clinton to falsify the “Russian dossier” with “kompromat” on Trump, which pointed to his “entertainment with prostitutes in Moscow”. This was later retracted, but managed to become the beginning of the Russiagate information campaign. No less scandalous was the fact that the law firm where Chutkan worked also cooperated with the Ukrainian firm Burisma Holdings, associated with Hunter Biden. There is an obvious conflict of interest, so Trump’s lawyers will seek to have Chutkan removed from the trial. Trump hopes to move the Georgia hearings to the federal level as well. It’s got its own problems there, and prosecutors are at a loss to explain how they managed to release the decision to indict to the media while the grand jury was still deliberating. On the basis of this fact alone, the case could have been closed by pointing out the bias of the prosecutors and the pressure on the jury. Many legal experts are outraged by the investigation as well. Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz recalls how he contested the 2000 election while working for Al Gore. And it is also interesting, if he will now be tried on racketeering charges like Trump. Obviously, the answer is no, because Dershowitz is a Democrat, and extremely odious election legislation is being used against Trump for a very obvious mercantile purpose. But the situation is so egregious that it only adds points for Trump, and it’s not for nothing that most Republicans are willing to support him even more vigorously in the primaries in the face of political persecution.
Not surprisingly, Trump’s approval ratings have risen slightly after the two new criminal cases. Trump’s support in the polls is increasingly reaching 60%, and Indian-born financier Vivek Ramaswamy is surging into second place in the primaries, edging out Ron DeSantis. In August, there was a big debate between the Republican candidates in the primaries, in which Trump, feeling his objective superiority, did not take part. The main battle was between Ramaswamy and DeSantis. Rather, the winner was Ramaswamy, who offered many interesting ideas that Trump supporters like: abolishing the FBI, withdrawing from the UN, or dividing Ukraine in the Korean scenario. And based on the outcome of the debate, it’s safe to say that Ramaswamy is methinks Trump’s Vice President pick. Meanwhile, prosecutors in Atlanta want to schedule the first hearing with Trump on March 2. The date is important because March 5 is Super Tuesday, one of the most important days in the primaries. On Super Tuesday, 15 states vote at the same time, and it is often the day that determines the future winner of the primary. That’s why it’s before Super Tuesday that Trump is trying to lay such a legal landmine. However, Trump’s attorneys intend to have the Georgia election challenge case heard after the two major federal trials against Trump have concluded. In addition, they want to move the hearings to the federal level to get a less biased jury. And, if the case goes federal, if Trump wins the presidential election, he could dismiss it, exonerating himself. Democratic prosecutors are trying to plunge the Republican primary into chaos, and undermine Trump’s campaign. So far, however, their efforts are only consolidating voters dissatisfied with the politicization of justice around Trump. Whether Biden will have the same effect if corruption charges are brought against Hunter is a big question.
On August 25, Trump showed up at the Fulton County jail, was fingerprinted and photographed, then immediately released on $200,000 bail. It was as part of that appearance that the iconic photo of Trump was taken, with a look of obvious confidence and determination to fight. He is the only one from whom Atlanta prosecutors demanded bail, allegedly fearing that Trump would flee the country. He joked that he could go to Russia if he wanted to, but would not do so. In Atlanta, Trump and 18 of his associates are being tried under the anti-mafia law for challenging the election results. Many American lawyers call the case absurd, but local prosecutors are trying their best to hurt Trump by scheduling the hearing in the middle of the primaries. They are also playing to their own wallet’s advantage by collecting money from supporters at the expense of the case against Trump. The good news for Trump is that this criminal case is the last one he will face. But the bad news for the former president’s team is that there are four big trials going on against Trump at once. And prosecutors loyal to Democrats are hoping to bankrupt Trump with legal expenses and derail his presidential campaign. Under these circumstances, Trump is trying to move the hearings to 2026 to conduct all the proceedings after the presidential campaign. Trump is actively denouncing Atlanta prosecutors who refuse to deal with real gangsters, which is why the city’s crime rate is off the charts. He promises to fight even harder for the presidency, and amid the prosecutorial crackdown, the Republican electorate has consolidated around Trump, with 62% of voters supporting him in the primaries by early fall. Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson was watched by as many as 200 million viewers. By comparison, the audience for the Republican debate was only 13 million. So Trump lost a bit by skipping the debate. He’s not really worried about the primaries anymore, focusing on beating the Democrats. For him, this election is a matter of fighting for his freedom. Only by becoming president can Trump fend off the political process and avoid jail, because the Democrats’ desire to destroy him is extremely serious and ferocious.
Knowing this, Trump is ready to go all-in, and has openly promised to give prosecutorial trouble to Democrats if he wins the election. Back in 2016, Trump talked a lot about putting Hillary Clinton away, but didn’t dare go for it then. Now, however, the four criminal cases against Trump give him carte blanche to start putting prominent Democrats in jail. In the White House, Trump will be able to immediately appoint special prosecutors to investigate corruption scandals around the Democratic Party elite. It actively supports the prosecution of Trump, but if its members themselves are caught in the millstone of political persecution, they will immediately start shouting about Trump’s dictatorial ways. However, we must be fair and confidently state that the precedent for this has already been set by the Democrats themselves. Europe’s popular conservative leader, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has come out in favor of Trump. And in an interview with Tucker Carlson, he even mocked what is happening in the U.S., saying that in Hungary such repression of the opposition could not be imagined in the post-communist era. But for some reason, it is Hungary, not the United States that American and European liberals see as a troubled democracy. In addition, Orban sees Trump as the only one who can stop the West from sliding toward a third world war in which they will lose. From January 2024, Trump faces a very busy court schedule with hearings almost every week. But if he manages to fend off the prosecutors’ attacks, Trump will already have a chance to start taking symmetrical revenge on his enemies. So the prosecutorial wars in Washington will only intensify, plunging American politics from a state of instability into complete institutional chaos.
In a show of full confidence, Trump pleaded not guilty as part of the investigation into the Georgia election challenge. A court battle over the timing of the hearings has since begun, with prosecutors demanding they begin as early as this fall and Trump’s attorneys pushing the process to after the election in 2025. Amid the prosecutors’ attacks, Trump’s headquarters raised $20 million in donations in August, and a record $9 million of that in a couple days after the Atlanta jail appearance. It sold 36,000 T-shirts and 24,000 mugs with Trump’s prison photo spread around the world. Against this backdrop, Trump is accused in New York of exaggerating his wealth, particularly real estate, to make it easier to get bank loans secured by it. A separate fraud investigation is underway there, and hearings are also set to begin in the midst of the March 2024 primaries. But seeing that the criminal cases have so far only added to Trump’s score, Democrats are seriously entertaining the idea of keeping him off the ballot. At the same time, local authorities in Arizona and New Hampshire began discussing the possibility of removing Trump from the ballot on the grounds that he allegedly violated Article 14 of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits anti-government sedition. However, it will be difficult to get this through, and it will finally undermine confidence in the electoral system. But the Democrats have no choice but to go all out against the backdrop of Biden’s low ratings and corruption scandals. However, this risks making the 2024 elections a factor in splitting the U.S. into states where the elections will go well and those where the opposition will simply not be allowed to participate. Half of the country will not accept the results of such elections, and this threatens to bring the whole of America to the brink of civil confrontation. But there is no doubt that this is unlikely to stop the Democrats from further prosecution, because in a critical situation they will not have any elections left, and they hardly care about the stability of the country in the future and live only for today and short-term profit.