What the Grand Jury Means at this Point
Anthony Pannullo
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Either this investigation is legitimate, or it is a magician’s hat.

An indictment in itself means nothing under our rules of law.

Any prosecutor, at any level of our court system, may file charges against any individual if the evidence gathered meets the legal standard of a ‘factual basis’ (sufficient to bring to trial or allow a judge to accept a guilty or no contest plea), or the petition to charge, or bring to trial, an individual can be sufficiently argued and a judge concurs.

The burden of proof always lies with the Prosecution in our Country. In criminal cases the burden to find someone Guilty must meet the standard of ‘Beyond A Reasonable Doubt’.

Since the appointment of tRump as President all government bodies’ and employees' integrity and trustworthiness have become outright suspect in America’s eyes and minds.

No one is to be believed or trusted — no one.

At this stage of the tRump Debacle I could just as easily believe this Grand Jury (and possible indictment(s)) to be nothing more than an effort to find tRump Not Guilty, thereby establishing his hold on power once and for all.

For if he were to be found Not Guilty, it doesn’t mean he is innocent, only that the factual basis and evidence submitted for consideration at trial to be insufficient to find him ‘legally’ Guilty.

Further, if he is found Not Guilty, the pursuit of any subsequent legal actions, of the same (or other) nature would indeed justify his claims of being persecuted by witch hunts, opening the door for retaliatory lawsuits and other legal actions against real or imagined enemies.

If there still be truly any honor left in any of our public servants, we shall see it come to fruition by the strength of the evidence compiled will bring forth indictments strong enough to end any questions as to tRump’s guilt in any matter, and provides sufficient proof to remove him from Office.

In other words, this Grand Jury, and/or any subsequent trial, will either get rid of tRump, OR cement his hold on killing off our democracy once and for all.

Let us hope America still has some sanity left somewhere and this isn’t just another segment of tRump’s reality show, “Trump’s Oval Office”.

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“You’re Not Going To Believe What I tell You” — http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe_clean

"Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America -
Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason" - David Noise, Psychology Today, 062315, 
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201506/anti-intellectualism-is-killing-america?amp

"Political Discourse is Getting Dangerously Anti-Intellectual - Image, emotion, and lack of substance define politics today" - David Noise, Psychology Today, 123015
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201512/political-discourse-is-getting-dangerously-anti-intellectual%3Famp

“Carlin was right” @rollingwheelie https://medium.com/@kentanderson_17716/carlin-was-right-bb4c75242023

"Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says”, Ed Mazza, HuffPost, 051217
https://www.google.com/amp/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_591550ebe4b00f308cf4323c/amp

“20 years of data reveals that Congress doesn't care what you think.” - Upworthy, 051414
http://www.upworthy.com/20-years-of-data-reveals-that-congress-doesnt-care-what-you-think

“Share this video to help explain the problem of corruption to your friends
Have you ever felt like the government doesn't really care what you think?” -RepresentUs.org
https://act.represent.us/sign/the-problem

"There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true." - Søren Kierkegaard

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” ― Frank Zappa

“In a way, the worldview of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it.

“They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.

“By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.”

"Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing."

"It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words."

— George Orwell

"Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power." - William Gaddis

“People would rather believe, than know.”— Edward O. Wilson