Turley torches Manhattan DA: ‘Trump would have been better off robbing Stormy with a gun’

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley is out with a scorching piece slamming Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Donald Trump.

Written for the New York Post, the piece starts out with a banger of a headline: “Trump would have been better off robbing Stormy with a gun — Bragg would have thrown that case out.”

“Despite the widespread criticism of Bragg for reducing charges for an array of felonies by Manhattan criminals, he spent months working to convert a misdemeanor [against Trump] into a felony,” the actual piece reads.

“Trump would apparently have been better off robbing Stormy Daniels at gunpoint rather than paying her off for a nondisclosure agreement,” it continues.

Turley meant that, given Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s habit of reducing charges for serious offenses (robbery, rape, etc.), the former president would have likely faced fewer charges if any at all, had he committed one of these serious offenses.

Instead, the president did something minor: He allegedly paid “hush money” to a porn star with whom he’d reportedly had an affair, and then he allegedly tried to cover up the payment.

This is a misdemeanor offense, at worse, yet Bragg has been scheming for months to somehow upgrade this offense to a felony.

Meanwhile, the DA has let countless criminals off the hook, including reported sex fiend Justin Washington.

“A man accused of raping his teenage relative secured a sweetheart plea deal from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg — and then went on to allegedly sexually terrorize five people in the Bronx just a month later,” the Post reported last September.

“Justin Washington, 25, was promised a plum 30-day jail sentence, along with five years of probation, after he agreed in August to plead down to a charge of coercion in his Manhattan rape case. But just a week before he was set to be sentenced Wednesday, Washington allegedly went on a sex-crime spree, attacking four women and a man near the homeless shelter where he was living in the Bronx,” the Post added.

Bragg’s office has even given lenient treatment to murderers.

“A prosecutor for soft-on-crime Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is trying to help spring from prison a murderer. … David Drucker wrote a letter to Gov. Hochul’s Executive Clemency Bureau seeking leniency for rapper Trevell ‘G. Dep’ Coleman, who is serving 15 years to life at upstate Fishkill Correctional Facility for the 1993 cold-blooded shooting death of John Henkel, 32,” the Post reported in December.

Turley continued his piece by accusing Bragg of putting politics above principles. In making this argument, he cited disgraced former FBI Director James Comey.

“Bragg is operating directly out of Comey’s handbook on ‘ethical leadership.’ After all, it was Comey who joked about how he violated department rules to nail Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. He delighted audiences with how he told underlings ‘let’s just send a couple guys over’ to trap Flynn,” he wrote.

“It was Comey who was fired after former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein cited him for ‘serious mistakes’ and violating ‘his obligation to “preserve, protect and defend” the traditions of the Department and the FBI.’”

It was also Comey “who violated federal laws and removed FBI material (including reported classified material) after being fired and then leaked information to the media.”

Yet despite these violations of the law, the media heralded him as one of the good guys. They’re now doing the same for Bragg. Turley isn’t surprised.

“Bragg knows that 62% of people view his case as ‘mainly motivated by politics,’ but (like Comey) he is playing to an eager and generous audience,” he wrote.

An eager and generous audience of leftists, including “journalists,” to be exact.

“The buildup to Trump’s booking has all of the appeals of a thrill kill for Democrats. It will be another ‘good day’ for Comey and others who put politics above principle in the use of the criminal justice system,” Turley concluded.

The “good day” part was a reference to this tweet Comey posted Thursday:

The “62% of people” part, meanwhile, was a reference to a Quinnipiac University survey that found that 62 percent of Americans believe Bragg’s grand jury inquiry has been “mainly motivated by politics.”


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