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ICYMI: Daily Caller “Trump’s Trial Has Torn Off Lady Justice’s Blindfold”

Leslie Lewallen Pens Op-Ed, Highlighting the Risks Posed by the Highly Political NY Trump Trial

CAMAS, WA – On Wednesday, May 22nd, The Daily Caller an opinion piece by former prosecutor and WA-03 congressional candidate Leslie Lewallen, highlighting the threat posed by the political circus that is unfolding in New York surrounding Donald Trump’s hush money case.

Trump’s Trial Has Torn Off Lady Justice’s Blindfold

“. . .As an attorney, I’ve been asked on numerous occasions what I think of the Trump trial. I have three answers — as an American, as a lawyer and as a former prosecutor and state Supreme Court clerk.

This trial has crossed a line, and all Americans should be concerned. . . .It is a politically motivated witch hunt akin to something you’d expect to see in Soviet Russia.

This case was brought by a Democratic New York district attorney before a judge whose broad gag orders and questionable rulings create serious doubts about his impartiality. These dubious rulings are further undermined by the fact that the judge is a Joe Biden donor with a daughter in political fundraising who has raised millions off this trial for Democratic political candidates. 

And who will be deciding the president’s fate? An unbiased jury of his peers? No. A jury selected from a tainted jury pool that votes for Democrats 95 percent of the time. 

For our criminal justice system to work, Lady Justice must be blind; but unfortunately for President Trump, the blindfold has slipped and pure justice has been corrupted by political avarice. If Americans do not stand up and denounce this judicial malfeasance, then a line will be crossed that risks reducing the judicial system to nothing more than a weapon with which to punish one’s political enemies.

As a lawyer, I am very disturbed by the low bar set for this case — it is old and weak. 

. . . At the end of all of this, what is the most probable outcome? . . . this case is primed to be overturned. In fact, it should never have been allowed to get to this point in the first place.

. . . As an attorney and, more importantly, as an American, I am watching the events unfolding in New York and fear that we may be witnessing the corrupting of our judicial system as we know it. Americans must demand that Lady Justice be blindfolded once more, or these trials may become a permanent fixture in American politics. If we succeed in reestablishing impartial justice, all Americans win.”