A decade now after the 2008 financial crisis, the cultural and psychological imprint that it left looks almost as deep as the one that followed the Great Depression. Its legacy includes new radical politics on both the left and the right; epidemics of opioid abuse, suicides, and low birthrates; and widespread resentment, racial and gendered and otherwise, by those who felt especially left behind. This week, New York continues our retrospective on the crash and its aftermath by publishing interviews with some of those who were closest to the events. Here, Steve Bannon, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker turned the face of Trump-era populism, on how the bailouts led directly to the 2016 election, why we need to break up the banks, and his goal to turn the GOP into a worker-based party.
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Rep. Byron Donalds Endorses Trump For President
U.S. Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) endorsed Donald Trump for President in a statement Thursday.
Rep. Donalds: “There is only one leader at this time in our nation’s history who can seize the moment and deliver what we need – to get us back on track, provide strength and resolve, and Make America Great Again. That is why I’m honored to endorse President Donald J. Trump for President in 2024, and I ask my fellow Americans to join me.”
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Legal Analysts from Both Sides Flatly Reject “Underwhelming” Sham Indictment Against President Trump
CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero called the indictment “underwhelming” on air with Jake Tapper.
“In terms of a case that’s being brought against a former president, it’s a little underwhelming. There’s not more to it. There’s not more violations, tax violations,” said Cordero. “There’s not an incredible new set of facts that we didn’t know about publicly. It’s really the facts of this case, as they have existed for basically almost seven years.”
FOX News legal analyst and law professor Jonathan Turley predicted that Bragg’s case against President Trump would ‘collapse’ before it ever goes to trial.
“I’ve never seen an indictment like this one,” said Turley. “I know a lot of judges who would’ve been not too pleased to receive an indictment like this—who would have said ‘what the heck is this?’”
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy told FOX News that “If the judge does his job right, Trump’s case should be dismissed.”
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz slammed Alvin Bragg’s political prosecution, characterizing the attack as “not justice in America.”
In a recent Daily Mail op-ed, Dershowitz wrote, “This indictment speaks to how laughable and blatantly political this prosecution really is. It’s a tragedy.”
CNN Chief Law Enforcement Analyst John Miller said, ”we’ve kind of whipped ourselves up over the last week” over the indictment against former President Donald Trump and believed that there “must be more than what we know” but the indictment is “just the same stuff we already knew” about a seven-year-old case that “nobody” in the prosecutor’s office wanted to move forward with.
Former New York prosecutor and Judge Jeanine Pirro said, “This is a whole lot of nothing. First of all, the indictment is insufficient on its face… In addition, it is duplicitous— so nobody get excited about the 34 counts, they’re meaningless.”
“There’s no crime at all — at all,” Trump lawyer Joe Tacopina told CBS Mornings, “I mean, this is not a game. You’re charging the former president of the United States with crimes, crimes that will never be sustained in a court of law because they don’t exist.”
“There’s no new evidence. That’s spin,” said Tacopina on the TODAY show.
“I’ve read the statement of facts, it’s exactly what we talked about. Exactly what the United States Department of Justice—the federal prosecutors in Manhattan—turned down years ago. It’s exactly what the Federal Election Commission had said there’s no FEC violation here. It’s exactly what Cy Vance, the former prosecutor in that office turned down, three years ago. There’s no new evidence. This is just rehashing a zombie case.”
In a New York Post op-ed titled, “Is that really all there is to the Trump indictment? How pathetic,” FOX News contributor and New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin writes, “By making the former president look like a victim of a crooked prosecutor and a partisan system, the DA confirms for millions of Americans that Trump is all that stands between them and the authoritarian left that will stop at nothing to get and hold power.”
“Here’s the only thing non-lawyers need to know about this case—if after the 2020 election Donald Trump had announced that he was retiring from politics, Alvin Bragg would not have indicted him,” said attorney and FOX News host Laura Ingraham.
FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo criticized Bragg’s office for leaking details of a sealed indictment, a felony offense in New York.
Prior to the judge’s decision to deny Bragg’s gag order, Dershowitz slammed Alvin Bragg.
“The prosecutor in New York City can’t be determining the outcome of an election. So, you can be sure that we will take the case to the Supreme Court if a gag order is imposed on behalf, not of Donald Trump, but on behalf of those of us who want to hear him talk.”
This political prosecution is so out-of-bounds that even Never Trumpers like Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and disgraced FBI agent Andrew McCabe came to President Trump’s defense.
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Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
The GREAT PATRIOTS inside and outside of the Courthouse on Tuesday were unbelievably nice, in fact, they couldn’t have been nicer. Court attendants, Police Officers, and others were all very professional, and represented New York City sooo well. Thank you to all!