(CNSNews.com) – Former President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday in connection with the $130,000 paid to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016, while he was running for president.
First of all, whatever payment was made to Stormy Daniels, it’s not “hush money,” Mark Levin told the Fox News audience on Sunday morning. Nor were campaign funds used, he added.
“Every one of these cases is bogus, just like the Mueller case was bogus, just like the phone call to Ukraine was perfectly fine, two bogus impeachments — this is outrageous,” Levin said.
“Donald Trump today is the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president. Can you believe a local D.A. knows that he doesn’t have the law, state or federal, on his side, and is trying to cripple the nomination for the presidency?”
Beyond the immediate effort to punish Donald Trump is the broader issue of misusing the law for political purposes, Levin indicated:
“And let me tell you something, when the people lose faith in the law, the country’s done. The people are losing faith in the law because the Democrat Party, Democrat prosecutors in Manhattan, a Soros prosecutor, wants them to lose faith in the law.
“Their whole goal is to destroy the civil society and the morality that undergirds it. That is the mission of the Democrat Party.
“How many times have they gone after this man Donald Trump? What exactly has he done to deserve this? Why are they studying his life like they are studying an archaeological site? Why are they looking for novel legal theories to go after the man? Why are they trying to turn a law upside down, which is what they’re trying to do, where they have to jump through the hoops in Manhattan?”
Levin noted that the Stormy Daniels case has dragged on for six years, beyond the statute of limitations for a misdemeanor (two years) and a felony (five years.)
Moreover, federal prosecutors declined to charge Trump in connection with the Stormy Daniels case, but that has not deterred Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg:
“So now you have this hack prosecutor in Manhattan,” Levin said:
“Let me put this in plain English so everybody can understand what’s going on here. It is not hush money. These are non-disclosure agreements. Companies, individuals, divorce parties enter into nondisclosure agreements, 10,000 a day probably, all across this country.
“How much do you want to bet the Manhattan D.A.’s office has entered into nondisclosure agreements? How much do you want to bet the Department of Justice, the FBI and the U.S. Attorneys have entered into nondisclosure agreements? How much you want to bet these news operations covering it, like MSNBC, NBC, and the rest, have entered into nondisclosure agreements?
“Now, we call it, oh, hush money? There’s nothing illegal with nondisclosure agreements. The reason you have a nondisclosure agreement, whether it’s severance or something is, you’re telling people keep your big mouth shut. And in exchange for that, we’ll take care of you. That’s not a crime. It is what it is. It’s a contract. That’s number one.”
“Number two, what is this D.A. doing?” Levin asked.
“He didn’t pay for it out of his campaign, Donald Trump. So there’s no question of the misuse of campaign dollars. Here’s what they are saying. They’re saying, okay misdemeanor statute of limitations has run. State felony statute has run. We can’t make a felony case anyway because it’s not a felony.
“We have to have an underlying obstruction, so we will look at federal law, which is not even the jurisdiction of a local D.A., and federal law says what? Federal law says you can’t expend money, campaign law, for the purpose of influencing an election of this sort, this way…But What else does it say?
“However, if that money is used and it has other purposes as well, that is, it is not just a campaign — somebody’s embarrassed or somebody doesn’t want to get information out or whatever it is, then it’s not a crime. So this thing isn’t a crime from process, from substance, in state law, in federal law.
“What’s happening here is, they’re using the law the way they use the Constitution, to try and destroy the law and destroy the constitution. What would you expect from a radical left wing legal bomb thrower who was inserted into this position by George Soros?”
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