President Trump continues to be a complete enigma to the Democrat-media complex – and even to his supporters to a lesser degree. Does he have a governing philosophy, or is he simply motivated by doing whatever he thinks best for America (that’s a good thing!)? Occasionally, he provides glimpses into his strategic thinking.
On Thursday at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept, he gave the commencement address at the Hope for Prisoners graduation ceremony. From their webpage, “Hope for Prisoners assists with reentry by providing the formerly incarcerated long-term support and services as they work to reclaim their lives, families and standing in the community.” During his remarks, he provided key insight into how he chooses to handle complicated legal matters with this passing remark:
“I’m not going to do anything in terms of the great powers bestowed upon a president of the United States, I want the process to play out, I think that’s the best thing to do,” Trump said in Las Vegas. “Because I’d love to see Roger exonerated and I’d love to see it happen because I personally think he was treated very unfairly.”
“I want the process to play out.” Rather than intervene – in the Stone matter and indeed in many other matters – that phrase captures the President’s modus operandi over the past three years. The pattern is to let the legal and/or political system proceed unhindered except for public statements (and Twitter tweets) to keep the Democrat-media complex off-balance. In essence, let people, institutions, and processes either “do the right thing” or be fully exposed as corrupt if not downright criminals. Give them leave to walk the plank if that’s what they choose to do.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson is the most recent example of someone given a chance to do the right thing. Here is what she shrieked during her sentencing of Roger Stone on Thursday:
“He was not prosecuted, as some have claimed, for standing up for the president,” she said. “He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”
Jackson said Stone’s conduct led to an “inaccurate, incomplete and incorrect” report by the House Intelligence Committee and she rejected the defense’s argument that his actions did not have a significant impact on the Congressional probe.
Now that is a bald-faced lie by a Democrat hack masquerading as a federal judge. Stone wasn’t prosecuted for covering up anything. That was not what he was sentenced for, and Berman Jackson knows it. Never mind that she did not properly screen Stone jurors for political bias prior to the trial, and she has kept her gag order on Stone even after his sentencing (that’s fascism)! Tucker Carlson has even called for her impeachment, as reported here.
President Trump knows this all too well. He watched her in action while handling the Manafort, van der Zwaal, and Gates cases before and after the fact. He knows that the proper course for action is for Berman Jackson to declare a mistrial in the Stone case and is giving her a chance to do the right thing. He is letting the process play out.
Berman Jackson herself knows that AG Barr has farmed out review of politically sensitive cases to prosecutors outside Washington DC. What if one or more of those cases being reviewed were presided over by her? She faces a dilemma of her own making, as the President lets the process play out.
What are some other examples of the President’s “let it play out” strategy that we’ve evinced over the past three years? I would argue that that is the way he handles almost everything associated with legal and/or political jeopardy to himself, his families, or his allies.
The Mueller inquisition. He let the process play out to its logical conclusion – acquittal – while the Democrat-media complex were exposed as hyper-partisan knaves and liars.
Cohen/Avenatti/Stormy Daniels. He let the processes play out. All are yesterday’s news: one is in the clink, one is headed there, and the last one is fading down the memory hole.
Clinton Foundation/email server. He is letting the process play out. Sources say that Clinton Foundation indictments are forthcoming. In light of the political corruption that has now been exposed in Obama’s DoJ and FBI, Hillary’s criminality remains exposed for all Americans to revisit in the event she reenters the Democrat presidential race, too.
Emoluments/tax returns. He is letting the process play out. The emoluments lawsuit was already tossed, and he is at his leisure to release or not release his tax returns. Meanwhile, the Democrat-media complex continue to look petty in pressing these issues.
Ukraine-related impeachment farce. He let the process play out and was acquitted for life while the Democrats walked off the plank and destroyed themselves politically going into the 2020 elections by exposing their denial of due process rights to the President and their attempts to change the Senate’s constitutional impeachment responsibility on the fly.
Spygate/FISA abuse. He is letting the process play out. And much has already been disclosed about the criminality of the Obama-era federal agencies, most particularly the FBI and DOJ which defrauded the FISA court. The FISC has been exposed as being politically corrupt. Will the FISC judges clean up their own mess, or will the walk the plank? The President is giving them a chance to redeem themselves.
Democrats and their lickspittle media constantly claim that President Trump is an authoritarian running roughshod over the Constitution and the rule of the law in America, who takes precipitate and reflexive action outside his legal authority against his enemies. However, those are simply allegations, as they can cite no specific instances in which he has acted illegally, outside the Constitution, or without lawful authority. In reality, that was the modus operandi of Obama, i.e., trashing the rule of law, violating constitutional rights of Obama’s political opponents, and using federal agencies to commit criminal actions against President Trump. We have learned a lot about that over the past three years.
One key element of the president’s modus operandi is to “let the process play out.” He is willing to give the system and the people within the system the chance to live up to their oaths and obligations. Some will realize this; others are far too compromised or corrupted and will suffer the consequences of their actions – when the process has played out. He is the least authoritarian president that the country has seen since Ronald Reagan.