Letter to the Editor: Tuesday’s indictment smacks of ‘political persecution’


This indictment of former President Donald Trump is a perfect example of political persecution. It is focused on a payment to Stormy Daniels, a porn star and implicated Trump sexual partner. It’s a weak case that was previously rejected by New York district attorneys and the Department of Justice. The prosecuting district attorney in the Manhattan borough, Alvin Bragg, believes he can turn a misdemeanor into a federal case. It has been stated that you can indict a ham sandwich.

Alvin Bragg is nothing to brag about. He has declined to prosecute crimes in New York City when police have arrested perpetrators and he has reduced many crimes to the point of dismissal. New York City has been devastated by personal attacks, robbery and other criminal action. Bragg has declined to prosecute prostitution completely. Is this a fine example of a reputable district attorney pledged to secure the safety of constituents within his community? I believe not!

This action by Alvin Bragg has brought us to a difficult position within American history. If the indictment results in a conviction, it does not mean that President Trump would be the only prior president who could be charged with a crime and indicted. If convicted, all future presidents could face a similar situation dependent upon the discretion of any district attorney in political pursuit of a president. America will be within the reach of any glory-seeking district attorney looking to make a name for himself.

Bragg does have a most difficult route to travel on this lengthy path to the legal conclusion of his quest to make a name for himself. He must do it somewhere. He certainly has never enforced the protection of Manhattan borough inhabitants, who he guaranteed to represent and protect.

May God always bless the United States of America!

Beverly E. Monahan


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