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The Trump indictment danger

By Sarah Isgur

31 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Is the Manhattan district attorney trying to "cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?" A Dispatch analysis about the risks of going after Trump on "murky" legal grounds.

In A Man for All Seasons, William Roper suggests he would “cut down every law” to get the Devil. Sir Thomas More responds, “Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat?”

I’m not a particularly religious person, but I’m open to the possibility that Donald Trump is actually the Devil. Even so, the existence of the rule of law in our country is dependent on giving everyone its benefits. And that brings us to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and his case against Trump. We have not yet seen the sealed indictment against Trump but I fear, in More’s words, that Bragg is ready to “cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil.”

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