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Judge Joe Brown, who is best known for his role as a daytime TV arbiter of cases and a former Shelby County, Tenn., jurist, shredded the left-wing district attorneys in Manhattan and Fulton County, Ga., over charges they have filed against former President Donald Trump.
In a discussion with conservative commentator Rev. Jesse Peters, Brown responded to the myriad of charges against Trump, which he described as “being completely outside of the law.”
“Take what this clown [Alvin] Bragg did in New York,” he continued. “Like Trump or not, what they did is indict him for being the victim of a blackmail attempt. They say he attempted to bribe [adult film star] Stormy Daniels to keep her silent,” Brown began.
“This guy [Bragg] didn’t go to law school or didn’t pay much attention when he was there because when you flip the script, as you’re instructed [during] the first year, if you had to pay somebody to be quiet, then you got blackmailed,” Brown continued. “So [Trump] is the victim of a felony.”
He also said that Trump was essentially indicted for failing to disclose payment amounts, but had he done so, “he would have violated a court gag order.”
Regarding the charges filed against him by special counsel Jack Smith in Florida, allegedly for mishandling classified documents, Brown cited a 1988 U.S. Supreme Court case involving the U.S. Navy in which the justices ruled that presidents have “an inherent power to declassify or classify anything, any document” because the law notes that intelligence documents are specifically prepared for the president.
“The idea that three individuals … are gonna deprive the American public of who they wanna vote for is absolutely disturbing,” he went on.
Meanwhile, members of Congress and lawyers for Trump want the nation’s highest court to weigh in as federal cases against him mount.
Democratic members of Congress sent a letter this week to the Judicial Conference of the United States, a consortium of 18 federal judges led by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. The letter urges the conference to take action and allow televised coverage of Trump’s latest case involving his alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, which occurred after his defeat in the 2020 election.
“As the policymaking body for the federal courts, the Judicial Conference has historically supported increased transparency and public access to the courts’ activities,” the letter said, according to the outlet. “Given the historic nature of the charges brought forth in these cases, it is hard to imagine a more powerful circumstance for televised proceedings.
“If the public is to fully accept the outcome, it will be vitally important for it to witness, as directly as possible, how the trials are conducted, the strength of the evidence adduced, and the credibility of witnesses,” the letter added.
But Trump is seeking high court intervention for a different reason: He wants justices to stop the trials from happening at all.
In a Friday morning post on Truth Social, Trump vehemently criticized the criminal charges he faces, which include two new federal charges filed later in the afternoon consisting of a pair of obstruction counts and individual counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and conspiracy against Constitutional rights.
Describing the allegations as a feeble attempt by President Joe Biden to undermine his potential 2024 campaign, Trump wants the conservative majority on the court, which he helped put in place, to support his case.
“CRAZY! My political opponent has hit me with a barrage of weak lawsuits, including D.A., A.G., and others, which require massive amounts of my time & money to adjudicate,” he wrote on the platform.
“Resources that would have gone into Ads and Rallies, will now have to be spent fighting these Radical Left Thugs in numerous courts throughout the Country. I am leading in all Polls, including against Crooked Joe, but this is not a level playing field. It is Election Interference, & the Supreme Court must intercede. MAGA!” he added.