Looks like the Manhattan DA is gearing up to make a run at Donald Trump after all
Now that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has secured multiple felony convictions against Donald Trump’s company, he’s hiring a former DOJ prosecutor and appears to be gearing up for indicting Trump himself. This isn’t a surprise.
I told you all along that the Manhattan DA would end up indicting Trump long before 2024. More of you are starting to see it now. It’s never a matter of “optimism” or “keeping the faith” or any of that nonsense. There’s just a way things work in politics.
Bragg should have indicted Trump eight months ago. He clearly wanted to play it safe by waiting for the Trump Organization to be convicted first, and perhaps waiting for the DOJ to indict Trump first. But Bragg was always going to make a move of his own, because he has to.
Bragg is up for reelection in 2024 in Trump-hating Manhattan, and knows he’ll have no shot at all unless he indicts and convicts Trump for something. Therefore it’s going to happen. It’s that simple. That whole “he’s being bribed, he’s being blackmailed” narrative was just painfully naive.
Whatever you think of Bragg – and if you have a low opinion of him it’s totally justified – he was always going to end up indicting Trump. He knows he doesn’t have a choice. Most of politics is complicated. But this one really is that simple.
Even the very worst of politicians are always going to selfishly do whatever they think is best for themselves. They are literally never going to intentionally ruin themselves just so they can twist their mustache and say “ha ha, I really made a mess for the rest of you!” As cartoonishly as some political villains try to portray themselves, at the end of the day they’re all just making calculations.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report