Looking For Clues of Trumps Innocence
I do not write political pieces and I don’t think this is one. I like to think that I write thought provoking pieces. With that in mind, I thought I might try bring something to this latest saga in the American judicial process— and to bottom line it. Trump doesn’t seem to show signs of innocence.
In the American criminal justice system, we are all innocent until proven guilty. That is a right we all carry whether we run a stop sign or commit a major travesty against society. Innocence is presumed until guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
As guilt is required to be proven by the court, the assumed innocence is generally the responsibility of the defendant to maintain. Not just in words, but in action.
If you were accused of beating up people at random, the worst thing you could do is continue to do that while always screaming about how you don’t. Generally, actions are louder than words.
Trump is missing a few elements that help maintain his innocence
The first thing missing is expedience. Trumps appears to be working to create delay. These trials are starting to get dates and they are not that far away.
I will say this, if I were being wrongfully accused, the one thing I would want is to get it cleared up as quickly as possible so that I could get on with life (or other pursuits). I would want that acquittal in my pocket ASAP.
Another action that makes no sense is the accusations of the process. If you are on the wrong end of an indictment, you want to make it so the legal apparatus works as smoothly as possible. You do not want to “anger” it. If you are innocent, you want your legal battle to be just that, legal and on that stage. Not out in the public square, that’s not where you win at court.
The BIGGEST missing piece
Love or hate him, it can not be denied that Trump has influence. He seems to have created a following that is immovable. The core base of his supporters believe everything he says, even if it can be proven dead wrong in front of them.