Jeb Bush says cases against Trump and Musk ‘imperil the rule of law’

The abuse of the legal system to get Trump has become so egregious that he has now gained an unexpected defender in former GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

Democrats and their ruthlessly partisan prosecutors and judges may have gone a bridge too far with the grotesque kangaroo court trial and obscene financial penalty in the New York City case brought by Attorney General Letitia “Peekaboo” James and adjudicated by left-wing Judge Arthur Engoron.

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And it’s not just Trump either. The lawfare regime has also targeted billionaire Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Mush through the same weaponizing of the courts since he bought Twitter, since renamed X, and restored free speech to the social media platform.

In an op-ed for the Wall Steet Journal, the former Florida governor along with tech investor and entrepreneur Joe Lonsdale who co-founded Palantir Technologies argue that the cases against Trump and Musk are so out of line that they “imperil the rule of law” and could do “damage to the legal fabric of the country.”

I’m in tomorrow’s @WSJ with @JebBush on the absurd financial judgements against Donald Trump in NY and @elonmusk in DE. A free and prosperous USA depends on sound courts, and activist judges damage our patrimony. Let’s hope the higher courts intervene. — Joe Lonsdale (@JTLonsdale) February 21, 2024

“Every American has a right to be critical of Mr. Trump’s politics—one of us ran against him in 2016—or Mr. Musk’s public persona. But equality before the law is precious, and these rulings represent a crisis not only for the soundness of our courts, but for the business environment that has allowed the U.S. to prosper. If these rulings stand, the damage could cascade through the economy, creating fear of arbitrary enforcement against entrepreneurs who seek public office or raise their voices as citizens in a way that politicians dislike,” the two wrote.

The one example cited of the legal onslaught against Musk is the recent ruling by a Delaware Chancery Court judge that voided his $56 billion Tesla compensation package as “unfathomable” despite his performance having “enriched all shareholders.”

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick’s ruling sent a message to businesses seeking to incorporate in Joe Biden’s home state that it is no longer a safe environment when the whims of partisan judges are allowed to run roughshod over legal precedent.

Meanwhile, James has taken to the taunting of Trump, posting a daily running total of the interest that’s being added to the disgraceful penalty from her office’s official X account, salivating over the prospect that she will soon be able to go full communist and steal the billionaire real estate developer’s buildings from him.

+$114,553.04 = $464,805,336.70 — NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) February 25, 2024

“New York and Delaware have played an outsize role in business in the U.S. Many major companies are incorporated in Delaware owing to the state’s body of corporate legal precedents, and a significant number of banks operate in New York, the world financial capital. The appellate courts in those states now have a chance to review these dangerous judicial rulings and try to stop further damage to the reputations of their respective judiciaries,” wrote Bush and Lonsdale.

“If they don’t, blue-state politicians may have the satisfaction of “sticking it” to Messrs. Trump and Musk, but the loss to those states will be significant,” the op-ed concluded. “The damage to the legal fabric of the country will be even worse. A dispassionate justice system is at the heart of American exceptionalism, and the country will be poorer if we lose it.”