Trump Convicted by Judge Merchan’s Dark Divinations

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Trump Convicted by Judge Merchan’s Dark Divinations

‘Innocent until proven guilty’ and other principles of the American justice system no longer apply.

Joe Biden is gloating. Even his supporters would have to admit that. Why? It’s not because he is more popular with American voters than his rival. It’s because of a verdict handed down last week by a Manhattan jury—and a certain overactive Manhattan judge.

Biden brought the verdict into his campaign rhetoric at a campaign event earlier this week, calling his rival a man who “snapped” after the 2020 election, as well as “reckless,” “dangerous,” “irresponsible” and the label Biden has surely desired to pronounce for a long time now: “convicted felon.”

Donald Trump committed a felony—34 times—was prosecuted by an honest district attorney in a trial managed by an honest judge and convicted by an unbiased jury of his peers, all of whom just wanted justice regarding the accusation at hand. That is what Democrats want you to believe, or at least pretend that you believe.

Americans—and especially Donald Trump—can’t get a just verdict from our justice system, so we had better at least have a just understanding of what is really happening inside it.

First, it’s interesting that this felony conviction does not seem to be turning the American people against Trump. Supporters are buying T-shirts with his mug shot and celebrating him as the “outlaw president.” In the 10 hours after his conviction, his donation page received $39 million.

At the same time, many moderate Republicans and other skeptics are seeing the attacks on Trump in a new light, and Republican Party establishment Trump critics like Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Susan Collins and Nikki Halley are rallying to his defense. An increasing number of Americans are recognizing that liberals will pervert, contort and permanently disfigure the American justice system if they can use it as a weapon to try to stop Donald J. Trump.

President Trump was charged with falsifying business records in order to conceal an underlying crime. He was charged 34 times for one overall transaction because Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg counted each invoice, check and account entry separately. The trial was presided over by Judge Juan Merchan, who rather than safeguarding the law and jurisprudence, appeared to manipulate the situation to ensure a conviction.

The “justice system” proceeded through investigation, indictment, trial and conviction never specifying what underlying crime Trump was allegedly trying to conceal! The New York Times reported, “Donald J. Trump was convicted on Thursday of falsifying records to cover up a sex scandal that threatened to derail his 2016 presidential campaign.”

Trump met pornographic actress Stephanie Clifford in 2006 in Nevada. She has claimed—and also, in 2018, denied—that the two had sex. Trump was never charged with adultery, which while a violation of God’s law is not a violation of the laws of the state of Nevada. Nor was he charged with violating campaign finance laws. Nor was he charged with violating tax laws. Nor was he charged with violating any other law or committing any other underlying crime.

Members of the jury for this “hush money” case were apparently confused about exactly what crime Trump committed, so Judge Merchan intervened one more time to tell them that they need not agree on what underlying crime was committed, as long as they agreed that Trump falsified business records to cover up some crime.

You cannot make this stuff up! According to George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, Merchan presented jurors with three crimes to choose from, which he had not been formally charged with. This is not how justice is supposed to work in a First World country.

“Merchan just delivered the coup de grace instruction,” Professor Turley said in an X post on May 29. “He said that there is no need to agree on what occurred. They can disagree on what the crime was among the three choices. Thus, this means that they could split 4-4-4 and he will still treat them as unanimous.”

The three crime choices were violation of federal election laws, violation of tax laws, or falsification of other documents. Yet as with the adultery charge, Trump was never convicted or even charged with any of these things. The charge, which liberals and conservatives alike recognized as “novel” when Bragg brought it on April 4, 2023, is only that Trump supposedly hid evidence of committing one or more of these offenses.

So much for innocent until proven guilty.

Falsifying business records is only a felony when done to cover up another felony you have actually committed. Jurors may or may not understand that, but Merchan has no such excuse. He deliberately allowed this trial to proceed without meaningfully challenging the prosecution, and he finished up by feeding the jury false information in order to get a felony conviction. Merchan, born in Bogotá, Colombia, and having donated to a radical-leftist group called “Stop Republicans!” is motivated to “stop Trump.”

Merchan is merely an “acting judge” on the New York State Supreme Court, yet he was somehow randomly selected to preside over the Trump “hush money” trial. What a coincidence! How fortunate for the left! The Biden campaign wanted to label Trump a convicted felon, and they got one of the few judges—acting judges—in America radical enough to convict a man 34 times for attempting to hide an unspecified crime.

Donald Trump’s son is calling the lawfare against his father a “witch hunt” because this is how medieval Catholic inquisitors worked. They didn’t punish you if you were convicted of a crime; they punished you until you were convicted of a crime. If the radical left gets its way, Trump may be thrown in jail long before the American people ever find out what crime he was trying to cover up with his $130,000.

Yet it is unlikely that the left will get its way. President Trump will likely appeal the case, and there is a decent chance it will be overturned. In the meantime, the felony conviction is simultaneously stirring up Trump’s Republican base and pushing Independents into the Republican fold.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told Fox News on June 1, “This conviction is going to backfire on the Democrats. I think every time that President Trump has been indicted, that his approval ratings actually increase, his popularity increases. I think there’s a large number of Americans who are going to see this as the politicization … the weaponization of the enforcement agencies, and I think it’s going to hurt. It’s bad for our democracy.”

That is absolutely right! A corrupt justice system is absolutely lethal for democracy, and millions of Americans are eager for a political movement to restore the rule of law in the United States. My father, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, explained in his article “Is America’s Supreme Court in Bible Prophecy?” that Donald Trump will return to office because he is supported by the Supreme Court and a coalition of religious Americans.

The phrase “king’s chapel” in Amos 7:13 indicates a religious movement that is more personally loyal to the national leader than to the man God is using to warn the nation. The phrase “king’s court” refers to a “nonreligious entity” that supports the leader. Neither of these entities necessarily approves of the sexual sins Trump committed in his past, yet both of these entities oppose the radical left’s efforts to hijack the justice system. God uses both groups to give this nation one last chance to repent of the horrible sins that have led us to such a horrible place in our history. So expect the anti-Trump lawfare to keep backfiring!