Trump’s prosecution is a triumph. Not a shame. Not a tragedy. A triumph — one of the great events in American presidential history. The public and the pundits might disagree by the end of Trump’s trial in Manhattan — perhaps the first of a few — but the significance of what district attorney Alvin Bragg has managed to do will be wholly unsullied, in substance, by the outcome of his case.
The use of the law to ensure your political opponent can’t get elected. A triumph, possibly, but a triumph for what?