As the hosts of “The View” transitioned from applauding the indictment of former President Donald Trump to confronting reality, they were visibly disturbed and shocked by what they were compelled to read aloud.
There are significant doubts regarding the statute of limitations in this case, as well as the veracity of the allegations and whether Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg had the authority to initiate this case in the first place.
This is why on Wednesday, the day after the indictment, the hosts did not celebrate as much as they did the day before.
Host Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the show by saying, “Yesterday, you-know-who made the trip downtown to a Manhattan courthouse to face justice.” However, she became visibly disappointed when co-host Sunny Hostin was forced to read a legal letter from the team of Donald Trump in front of the audience.
“I have a legal note: Trump has pleaded not guilty and denied any criminal wrongdoing and said he never had an affair with Stormy Daniels or Karen McDougal,” she said.
“I’m not saying a thing,” an annoyed Goldberg said.
Things are not looking good for the District Attorney who brought the case against Trump avidly to obtain notoriety and fulfill a divisive campaign promise that propelled him to the top prosecutorial position just months ago.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and two prosecutors who resigned from his team after former President Donald Trump was indicted and arraigned may soon find themselves on the receiving end of subpoenas from the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee.
Two prosecutors on the Bragg squad resigned last year when it became apparent that the former president would not be indicted by Bragg.
Some believe that the resignations occurred during a month-long moratorium on the presentation of evidence to a grand jury, indicating that the district attorney lacked full confidence in the case.
According to The New York Times: “The unexpected development came not long after the high-stakes inquiry appeared to be gaining momentum and now throws its future into serious doubt. The prosecutors, Carey R. Dunne and Mark F. Pomerantz, submitted their resignations because the new Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, indicated to them that he had doubts about moving forward with a case against Mr. Trump, the people said. Mr. Pomerantz confirmed in a brief interview that he had resigned but declined to elaborate. Mr. Dunne declined to comment.”
“Without Mr. Bragg’s commitment to move forward, the prosecutors late last month postponed a plan to question at least one witness before the grand jury, one of the people said. They have not questioned any witnesses in front of the grand jury for more than a month, essentially pausing their investigation into whether Mr. Trump inflated the value of his assets to obtain favorable loan terms from banks,” the NYT report added.
The Times reported that Bragg has encountered numerous obstacles in presenting his case, including obtaining executive testimony from the Trump organization.
A year later, Bragg indicted the former president, and many Republicans and even some Democrats believe it was more political than legal.
Pomerantz, who contributed to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, wrote a book outlining the case for indicting Trump.
In a Manhattan criminal court, Trump pled not guilty last week to 34 counts accusing him of falsifying business documents as part of his campaign.
“A source familiar told Fox News Digital on Wednesday night that the House Judiciary Committee is ‘seriously’ considering issuing subpoenas for Bragg, and the two ex-prosecutors – Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne – to testify before the panel,” Fox News said.
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan defended former President Donald Trump and threatened to defund any government agencies that interfered with elections.
Jordan discussed government agencies’ political targeting of Trump ahead of the 2024 elections on Fox News.
“The key is to get the facts on the table. We’re doing that with all kinds of issues where we think agencies have been turned against the very American people they’re supposed to serve. So you get the facts on the table, and then you look at legislation. Our job is we’re legislators. Our job is to pass legislation, write laws and pass legislation. So we’ll look at that. We control the power of the purse, and that’s — we’re going to have to look at the appropriations process and limit funds going to some of these agencies, particularly the ones engaged in the most egregious behavior,” Jordan declared.
“So the DOJ and the FBI?” host Maria Bartiromo asked.
“Yeah. And what I’d really like, frankly, I’d like for the government just to stay out of the election process. 2016, they spied on his campaign. 2018, the Mueller investigation. 2020 they suppressed the hunter Biden story. 2022, they raid his home 91 days before an election, and now 2024 election, the leading candidate for the presidential nomination, they indict the former president and top candidate who’s leading in every poll,” Jordan said.