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After watching ‘Oppenheimer’ I realized that what he went thru in 1954 is what Trump is going thru in 2024

After viewing the Oscar winning best picture “Oppenheimer” I was struck by the similarities between what J. Robert Oppenheimer went thru in 1954 and what President Donald J. Trump is now going thru, 70 years later, in 2024.

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Dr. Oppenheimer, born in New York, NY, was a well respected theoretical physicist. Dr. Oppenheimer because of his expertise was chosen to lead the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb. Dr. Oppenheimer built what has become the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Donald J. Trump, born in New York, NY, is a highly successful real estate developer and businessman who owned, managed, or licensed his name to hotels, casinos, golf courses, resorts, and residential properties in the New York City area and around the world. Mr. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States.

On December 21, 1953, Dr. Oppenheimer was notified of a military security report unfavourable to him and was accused of having associated with communists in the past, of delaying the naming of Soviet agents, and of opposing the building of the hydrogen bomb.

In 2016 members of President Donald J. Trump staff were accused by the Department of Justice of cooperating with Russia. The Robert Mueller special counsel investigation was conducted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller from May 2017 to March 2019. The investigation resulted in roughly three dozen criminal charges, including convictions of a half-dozen Trump associates, and concluded that Russia intervened on the Trump campaign’s behalf and that the campaign welcomed the help [These charges were based upon the Steel Dossier that has be debunked]. The investigation resulted in charges against 34 individuals and 3 companies, 8 guilty pleas, and a conviction at trial. John Durham, the former U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, was appointed in 2019 by then-Attorney General William Barr to lead a review of the genesis of the investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. The investigation became a criminal investigation, though only three people faced criminal action. 

In 1954 a security hearing declared Dr. Oppenheimer not guilty of treason but ruled that he should not have access to military secrets. As a result, his contract as adviser to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission was canceled. The Federation of American Scientists immediately came to his defense with a protest against the trial. Oppenheimer was made the worldwide symbol of the scientist who, while trying to resolve the moral problems that arise from scientific discovery, becomes the victim of a witch hunt. He spent the last years of his life working out ideas on the relationship between science and society.

President Donald J. Trump in a 306-page Mueller final report, the Department of Justice concluded that the FBI did not have enough intelligence to merit a full Trump-Russia investigation. However, Former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was raided by the FBI on August 8, 2022, as part of an investigation into whether he took classified documents with him when he left the White House.

In December 2022, the January 6 committee referred Trump to the Justice Department and recommended four charges: obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., inciting an insurrection and conspiracy to make false statements. This is the first time in history members of Congress have recommended a president for criminal prosecution.

Criminal Charges Against Trump

  1. Special Counsel  Prosecutor Jack Smith Jan 6 Insurrection Case; Judge Tanya Chutkan; U.S. District Court for D.C.
  2. Special Counsel Prosecutor Jack Smith Mar-a-Lago Confidential Docs Case; Judge Aileen Cannon, U.S. District Court for Southern District of FL
  3. DA Alvin Bragg’s New York Case on Falsifying Business Records; Juan Marchan, New York Supreme Court
  4. Fulton County GA DA Fanni Willis Case Conspiracy to engage in racketeering, etc.; Judge Scott McAfee, Fulton City Superior Judge

NOTE: Smith, Bragg, and Willis are all on record as Trump haters.

Civil Charges Against Trump

  1. AG NY Letitia James Case on Defrauding NY Lenders, Insurers; Arthur Engoron, NY State Supreme Court (already found Trump Liable – fined $355 M and Prohibited from doing business in NY for 3 years; must post bond of $355 M to Appeal. Note: James is on record as Trump hater.
  2. Prosecutor Amit Prlyavadan Mehte, US District Court to D.C.; Causing physical and emotional harm to Capitol Police and Lawmakers by inciting riot on Jan 6th in D.C.
  3. Judge Lewis Kaplan, U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York Jean Carroll Defamation Case; (already found Trump Liable despite rape case dismissal) – ordered to pay $83 M to Plaintiff E. Jean Carroll who Trump stated he never met.

NOTE: It is likely that these charges upon appeal will likely be overturned.

It’s ironic how both Dr. Oppenheimer and President Donald J. Trump have suffered under a corrupt and politically motived legal witch hunts.

Final Note

In 1963 U.S. Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson presented Oppenheimer with the Enrico Fermi Award of the Atomic Energy Commission. Oppenheimer retired from the Institute for Advanced Study in 1966 and died of throat cancer the following year.

In 2024, President Donald J. Trump is now the GOP nominee for a second term in the White House. As Trump said, “Winning is my revenge.”

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