As rumors of an impending indictment swirl, Trump responds to the Manhattan district attorney’s accusations. Former President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of conducting a political “witch hunt” against him. Trump has stated that Bragg is a “racist” who only cares about “getting Trump.”
A Trump indictment would be the first against a former president and could damage his chances of running again in the GOP primaries in 2024, where he remains the only big name to have declared his candidacy.
Bragg has probed a $130,000 payment made by Trump via his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels in 2016. The complaint alleges that the money transfer possibly constitutes an unlawful political donation.
According to Joseph Tacopina, a Trump attorney, it’s much ado about nothing. Tacopina believes there is no legal basis for the case. In his view, it’s another example of the justice system being weaponized against Trump. It’s sort of unfair, he said.
Rumors surfaced in March that Trump had been asked to appear before a grand jury in connection with the “Stormy Daniels” matter, which many news outlets interpreted as an indication that an indictment was imminent.
Trump, on the other hand, has denied any misconduct. On Thursday, Trump’s campaign spokesman Steven Cheung addressed the situation in a message issued on the former president’s Truth Social network.
The statement stated that President Donald J. Trump is innocent. Trump committed no wrongdoing; even the most extreme, far-left Democrats acknowledge this. “From Russia, Russia, Russia to the Mueller Hoax, Impeachment Hoaxes 1 and 2,” and the Illegal Mar-a-Lago Raid, Democrats had investigated and attacked President Trump since before he was elected – and they have failed every time.
Alvin Bragg, a radical left-wing Democrat supported by George Soros, spearheads the latest witch-hunt. Cheung said that everyone knows this latest incident is a fraud. In reality, the Department of Justice staffed the DA’s office with senior officials from Washington, D.C., to “Get Trump” locally.
Last Monday, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz labeled the district attorney’s rationale “very dubious” before denouncing him for selective prosecution.
Targets of selective partisan prosecution are often technically guilty of some offense. Would he have been punished for that offense if he had not been the political target? The scholar of law wrote. In the 1950s, when Dershowitz came of age, Southern prosecutors would target civil rights activists and look for any conceivable infringement of the law, regardless of its technicality. Dershowitz said they would indict, prosecute, convict, and punish the target if they uncovered or fabricated a breach, he continued.