Donald Trump Mysteriously Turns to Praise for Grand Jury as Indictment Vote Delayed
Donald Trump has been railing against a New York grand jury considering a case against for months. In recent weeks,
Donald Trump has been railing against a New York grand jury considering a case against for months.
In recent weeks, posts ranting about the grand jury’s work have turned ominous and violent.
But today, for some reason, Trump suddenly reversed course – and praised the grand jury.
What does it all mean?
Donald Trump Suddenly Praises Grand Jury
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Trump has called the grand jury and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg a number of unflattering things, ranging from “corrupt,” to “prosecutorial misconduct,” and even referring to Bragg as an “animal” and accusing him of racism.
So his reversal today seems odd, with no context to go by.
Today, Trump wrote on Truth, “I HAVE GAINED SUCH RESPECT FOR THIS GRAND JURY, & PERHAPS EVEN THE GRAND JURY SYSTEM AS A WHOLE. THE EVIDENCE IS SO OVERWHELMING IN MY FAVOR, & SO RIDICULOUSLY BAD FOR THE HIGHLY PARTISAN & HATEFUL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, THAT THE GRAND JURY IS SAYING, HOLD ON, WE ARE NOT A RUBBER STAMP, WHICH MOST GRAND JURIES ARE BRANDED AS BEING, WE ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE AGAINST A PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE OR AGAINST LARGE NUMBERS OF LEGAL SCHOLARS ALL SAYING THERE IS NO CASE HERE. DROP THIS SICK WITCH HUNT, NOW!”
It’s possible that Trump knows something from behind-doors talks between his legal team and the DA office, and he’s aware that an indictment is off the table now. Or perhaps he knows something he shouldn’t know.
But it’s just as likely that Trump is trying to spin the narrative and hope reality follows. It’s a favorite tactic of his; suggest a new reality, and expect everything to align to create it.
And in the past, it’s worked out for him. Trump’s most ardent followers have shown a willingness to bend their beliefs and expectations to fit with the narrative he’s pushing.
But the grand jury is likely much harder to sway by hopes and suggestions – so whether or not Trump is speaking about reality or his wished-for reality remains unclear.
Why is There No Grand Jury Vote this Week?
Trump is publicly intimidatin’ a sittin’ grand jury. pic.twitter.com/SpFJFhw1D5
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) March 29, 2023
Now people are wondering: what happened to the promised timeline?
Last week, it seemed as though the grand jury was inching closer to conclusion and there could be a vote on whether or not to indict. But the week came and went without a solution.
And it looks like this week may come and go without a solution as well, as the grand jury does not appear poised to vote on the topic either today or tomorrow.
So what happened to the original timeline?
Chances are good that the grand jury is already fairly confident in its final decision, and members probably have the information they need to make a recommendation.
It seems likely that District Attorney Bragg wants to let things drag out and cool down, similar to what happened in Fulton County, Georgia. When Trump told supporters that an arrest was coming soon, tensions reached a fever pitch and congressional Republicans began crying foul against the grand jury.
Rather than feed into that cycle of furor and rising tensions, Bragg benefits from a cooled down timeline and more uncertainty about when the final hammer blow comes. If it comes at all.
There’s still a possibility that the grand jury does not recommend indictment, but it will remain a mystery until the very end.