Pompeo warns Bragg's actions 'dangerous for all Americans'

April 7, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning that actions by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, in charging President Trump with a list of misdemeanor bookkeeping violations as felonies, is "dangerous to all Americans."

That's because, he said, it can lead to prosecutions for "political" purposes extending into America's future.

Pompeo, now the senior counsel for global affairs at the American Center for Law and Justice, explained:

A weaponized justice system, like the one on display in Manhattan’s courthouse this week, is dangerous for all Americans. The DA’s actions – and those like it – will only serve to undermine and erode trust in our legal system. By pursuing a blatant political prosecution of a former president with a shoddy legal case, Bragg is crossing a line that could lead to similar prosecutions on both sides of the political divide. It undermines the confidence the American people have that their legal system will be fair and blind to bias. This is bad for our Republic.

Pompeo continued, "As secretary of State, I traveled to many countries where the rule of law was non-existent. I saw firsthand what happens when the legal system is weaponized by the state. Crime flourishes, the political opposition are treated as criminals, and the people suffer at the hands of the state and violent criminals. We have sunk to those levels."

Pompeo explained that the rule of law is essential in America, but if it gets corrupted by "powerful actors seeking political gain," the entire nation is threatened.

"Such behavior puts at risk not only the rights and well-being of the individuals who find themselves the target of political prosecution, but also sets a dangerous precedent that these same tactics may be used on all American citizens who fail to align with the politics of those in power."

He said all Americans should be "concerned" by Bragg's agenda. as it "has opened the proverbial Pandora’s box on future misuse by other politically minded prosecutors."

He pointed out Bragg campaigned on charging Trump, boasted he had sued the Trump administration, and the actual charges against Trump involve "a single potential misdemeanor expanded and elevated to 34 felony counts."


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