DA Alvin Bragg's case against Trump 'meritless,' op-ed writer says

 April 28, 2024

DA Alvin Bragg's case against former President Donald Trump is viewed by many as one of the weakest cases that the former president faces. 

According to a recent Newsweek opinion editorial written by Brooke Rollins of the America First Policy Institute, Bragg's running nothing short of a "show trial" in a case with merits that are "non-existant."

Trump faces 34 charges in the "hush money" case involving former adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Many legal scholars have explained that the charges brought against Trump, which were not previously pursued by the DOJ, are a stretch, at best, leading many to conclude that the case against Trump is political in nature.

What's going on?

Rollins picks Bragg's case apart in her op-ed, noting that she believes Bragg is a "partisan prosecutor."

"Partisan prosecutor Alvin Bragg, more showman than lawman, alleges that a 2016 transaction from the Trump Organization was deceptively categorized in its accounting."

She added, "Even if that dubious claim were true, it is only a misdemeanor offense whose statute of limitations ran out long ago. So how is it that a felony trial is underway for an act that isn't a felony, and is well outside the statute of limitations?"

Rollins, like others, believes that Bragg's crusade against Trump is simply another distraction tactic to take away from the failings of the current administration.

"Desperate to do something, anything, to shift the focus from President Joe Biden's failures, Bragg has resorted to prosecuting Trump just months before the election. He knows he is unlikely to win a conviction, but this case isn't about justice; it's about distraction," she wrote.

She made the spectacular point that Bragg is otherwise very much in the "soft-on-crime" camp, yet "his two-tiered notion of justice suggests that Trump will have the book thrown at him."

Other cases

Rollins also pointed out NY Attorney General Letitia James' (D) asinine civil case against Trump, which was clearly meant to bankrupt his presidential campaign and take away much-needed reelection resources.

"That case is equally contrived and equally political, but nevertheless deeply damaging in having secured a fine of such preposterous (and effectively unpayable) size that break with sense and precedent alike. This monstrous $455 million fine, considered by many constitutional experts as a violation of the Eighth Amendment, was ultimately stayed by the New York Appellate Division," Rollins wrote.

Trump, and others, have also maintained that Special Counsel Jack Smith's cases against him are also part of a larger political "witch hunt."

Currently, Bragg's case against Trump is playing out in a New York court. Only time will tell if he's able to convince a jury to convict a former president.


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