Wednesday, March 22, 2023


We've been warned many times in the past week that indicting Donald Trump will make him more popular with his base. I'm not worried about that possiblility, because people outside his base are still allowed to vote in America, and they (we) aren't likely to rally around him because he's been indicted (especially if he's indicted several times in several jurisdictions on several different charges).

But now a meeting of the Manhattan grand jury that's considering charges against Trump has been delayed. Fox News reports:
Two sources familiar told Fox News Digital on Wednesday that the grand jury was canceled amid "major dissension" within the district attorney's office. One source claimed the district attorney is having trouble convincing the grand jury on potential charges due to the "weakness" of the case.

Despite rumors of a potential imminent indictment, sources familiar told Fox News Digital that Trump has not been formally notified about whether Bragg actually plans to bring charges against him.

Sources told Fox News, though, that there remains a real chance that [Manhattan DA Alvin] Bragg does not choose to indict the former president.
On the one hand, I'm sure Fox has many reliable sources within the overwhelmingly right-wing law enforcement community. On the other hand, even the Trump-hating Murdoch family wants to portray Bragg as a Soros puppet conducting a witch hunt, because that's what the Fox audience wants to hear.

So I don't know what to believe. But if you think the base will rally around Trump if he's indicted, you should also realize that the same thing will happen if he isn't indicted. He'll be the superhero depicted in those ridiculous NFTs. He beat Soros! He beat the Deep State! He beat the swamp!

If there's no indictment now, we know there's more legal peril awaiting Trump. But for the moment, he'll be the God Emperor again, and his numbers in GOP polls will skyrocket.

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