- Former President Donald Trump faces serious legal threats in the ongoing Mar-a-Lago investigation. But the New York case would be easily dismissed outside of a jurisdiction like New York, where Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg can count on highly motivated judges and jurors.
Although it may be politically popular, the case is legally pathetic. Bragg is struggling to twist state laws to effectively prosecute a federal case long ago rejected by the Justice Department against Trump over his payment of “hush money” to former stripper Stormy Daniels.
Now, five years after the Justice Department gave up, Bragg is trying to shoehorn the same theory into a state claim.
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Manhattan District Attorney-elect Alvin Bragg, a former top deputy to New York's attorney general, speaks to supporters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Democrat Alvin Bragg was elected Tuesday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney, a position that will give him oversight of prosecutions and ongoing investigations involving former President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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