DOJ Prosecutors Across The Country In U.S. Prosecutor’s Offices Have Combined Charge To Sentencing ratio greater than 99% convictions. At first, that may seem like the most incredible statistic you’ve ever heard, and consider federal prosecutors to be the best in the world, almost too good. But while federal prosecutors are (overall) very, very good, the above statistic should embarrass them. This means that they don’t take enough difficult cases. This means that they only charge people whom they have already convicted without a shadow of a doubt. It’s actually a statistic that reflects a fearful office, the fear of ever losing even in the face of obvious injustice.
But when a former federal prosecutor “guarantees” an evidence-based victory against someone, you probably have to take him at his word. Because they don’t lose, which is exactly Glenn Kirschner’s point of view when he appeared with radio host Dean Obeidallah and say that he could “secure” a conviction given the current evidence against former President Donald Trump.
[L]Remember this goes back to April when Donald Trump said “look, in the unlikely event that I lose, it will be the product of fraud.”
Clearly, there was no good faith basis for saying the election would be fraudulent – there were still six months left at that point. He was softening the ground for his attempt to steal the election.
I mean all of this Dean, you know it’s understandable to a third grader if you put it together. You give me three hours in front of a DC jury, I guarantee they will vote guilty for Donald Trump of trying to bribe a presidential election. The evidence is overwhelming, it is indisputable and all we need is strong prosecutors to step in and take this damn case to court.
Those of us who are nowhere near as good or experienced lawyers as Glenn Kirschner do not doubt his statement. Our doubts lie in the existence of powerful (and empowered) prosecutors to step in and take the “damn case to court”.
As we noted above, far from being invulnerable and unbeatable, they are actually timid and fear losing more than they feel the need to shoot for justice even in circumstances where they do not. as much evidence as they “wish” to have. .
With Trump, it’s not about volume, it’s whether they want to lose, whether in court or in public. Someone has to ask Merrick Garland exactly how much evidence he needs to prove Trump committed a crime.
Jason Miciak is a political writer, writer, author and lawyer. He is originally from Canada but grew up in the Pacific Northwest as a dual Canadian-US citizen, for which he is increasingly grateful every day. He’s now enjoying life as a single father, writing from the beaches of the Gulf Coast, receiving advice from his beloved daughter and teammate. He really is the dreamy mystic who cannot add and loves dogs more than most people. He also enjoys studying cooking, theoretical physics, cosmology and quantum mechanics. He loves pizza.
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