Judge Joe Brown, renowned for his role as a daytime TV arbiter of cases and former Shelby County, Tenn., jurist, criticized the left-wing district attorneys in Manhattan and Fulton County, Ga. regarding the charges they have filed against former President Donald Trump.
During an interview with conservative commentator Rev. Jesse Peters, Brown highlighted that these charges were “completely outside of the law.”
“Take what this clown [Alvin] Bragg did in New York,” he continued. “Like Trump or not, what they did is indict him for being the victim of a blackmail attempt. They say he attempted to bribe [adult film star] Stormy Daniels to keep her silent,” Brown began.
“This guy [Bragg] didn’t go to law school or didn’t pay much attention when he was there because when you flip the script, as you’re instructed [during] the first year, if you had to pay somebody to be quiet, then you got blackmailed,” Brown continued. “So [Trump] is the victim of a felony.”
He also said that Trump was essentially indicted for failing to disclose payment amounts, but had he done so, “he would have violated a court gag order.”
In response to the charges filed against him by Special Counsel Jack Smith in Florida, allegedly for mishandling classified documents, Brown cited a 1988 U.S. Supreme Court case involving the U.S. Navy wherein the justices ruled that presidents possess “an inherent power to declassify or classify anything, any document” due to the law’s specification of intelligence documents as being specifically prepared for the President.
“The idea that three individuals … are gonna deprive the American public of who they wanna vote for is absolutely disturbing,” he went on.
Meanwhile, members of Congress and legal representatives for President Trump have requested that the Supreme Court intervene in the mounting federal cases against him.
This week, a letter was sent by Democratic Members of Congress to the Judicial Conference of the United States, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, which implored them to take action and permit televised coverage of Trump’s latest case regarding his purported involvement with the January 6th 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol following his defeat in the 2020 election.
The Judicial Conference, the policymaking body for the federal courts, has long advocated for increased transparency and public access to court operations.
In light of the historic charges brought forth in these cases, televised proceedings would provide an unparalleled opportunity for the public to observe firsthand how trials are conducted, the strength of presented evidence, and witness credibility.
In order for the outcome to be accepted by all parties involved, it is essential that people have direct access to these proceedings.
Trump has taken legal action to prevent trials related to two new federal charges brought against him. The charges include obstruction of justice, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, and conspiracy against Constitutional rights.
Trump has criticized the allegations as a measure by President Joe Biden to impede his potential 2024 campaign, and is seeking assistance from the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, which he helped establish.
“CRAZY! My political opponent has hit me with a barrage of weak lawsuits, including D.A., A.G., and others, which require massive amounts of my time & money to adjudicate,” he wrote on the platform.
“Resources that would have gone into Ads and Rallies, will now have to be spent fighting these Radical Left Thugs in numerous courts throughout the Country. I am leading in all Polls, including against Crooked Joe, but this is not a level playing field. It is Election Interference, & the Supreme Court must intercede. MAGA!” he added.