Prosecutors within the DOJ, across the country in the offices of U.S. attorneys, have a combined charge of conviction ratio above 99% convictions. At first glance, this may seem like the most incredible statistic one has ever heard, and considers federal prosecutors to be the best in the world, almost too well. But while federal prosecutors (in general) are very, very good, the statistics above should embarrass them. That means they are not taking on enough difficult issues. This means that they only charge people who have already been convicted without a shadow of a doubt. It’s actually a statistic that reflects a terrifying office, fear of ever losing, even in the face of obvious injustice.
But when a former federal prosecutor “guarantees” a victory based on the evidence against someone, one should probably take him or her at their word. Because they do not lose, which is exactly Glenn Kirschner’s point when he teamed up with radio host Dean Obeidallah and said that he can “guarantee” a conviction given the current evidence against former President Donald Trump.
[L]and remember it goes all the way back to April when Donald Trump said “listen, in the unlikely event that I lose, it’s going to be a product of fraud.”
Obviously, there was no good faith basis to say that the election would be fraudulent – it was still six months away at that point. He was softening the ground for his attempt to steal the election.
I mean all this Dean, you know it’s understandable for a third grader if you put it together. You give me three hours before a DC jury, I guarantee you they will vote guilty for Donald Trump who tried to steal a presidential election corruptly. The evidence is overwhelming, it is indisputable and all we need are some strong prosecutors to act and bring the damn case to court.
Those of us who are not nearly as good or experienced attorneys as Glenn Kirschner do not doubt his statement. Our doubt is whether there are any strong prosecutors (and have the authority) to intervene and bring the “thunderous case to court”.
As we noted above, they are far from invulnerable and incorrigible, they are actually timid and afraid of losing more than they feel the need to take a shot at justice, even in circumstances where they do not have as much evidence as what they have no “wish”. .
With Trump, it’s not a matter of volume, it’s whether they want to lose, either in court or in public. Someone has to ask Merrick Garland exactly how much evidence he needs to prove that Trump committed a crime.
Jason Miciak is a political writer, with writer, writer and lawyer. He is originally from Canada, but grew up in the Pacific Northwest as a dual Canadian-American citizen, for which he is becoming increasingly grateful every day. He now enjoys life as a single dad, writing from the shores of the Gulf Coast, getting advice from his beloved daughter and teammate. He is very much the dreamy mystic who can not add and loves dogs more than most people. He also enjoys studying cooking, theoretical physics, cosmology and quantum mechanics. He likes pizza.
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