JustTheNews.com- Manhattan DA’s Trump Case Rests On Shaky Legal, Ethical Ground, Experts Say: “President Donald Trump on Saturday shocked the world with an announcement that he expects to be arrested Tuesday in connection with an ongoing investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a case legal scholars have suggested has a questionable legal basis.”
“While Bragg has not announced specific charges, legal scholars such as George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley are predicting an indictment for falsifying business records under New York Section 175. Such a charge would likely be based on Trump’s labeling his reimbursement of Cohen as a legal expense.”
“Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina has argued that Trump’s payment to Cohen was in fact a legitimate legal fee. Trump, he noted, never directly paid Daniels any money. Rather, he only paid his own lawyer for services rendered, i.e. legal fees.
“The payments were made to a lawyer, not to Stormy Daniels,” Tacopina said last week on MSNBC. “The payments were made to Donald Trump’s lawyer, which would be considered legal fees. Michael Cohen … was his lawyer at the time and advised him that this was the proper way to do this to protect himself and his family from embarrassment. It’s as simple as that.””
“”It went to Stormy Daniels from Michael Cohen,” the Trump attorney countered. “He decided he was going to do it this way and asked for the reimbursement of what he billed as legal fees. That is not a crime.””
RawStory.com- Alvin Bragg Is ‘Asking For Trouble’ If He’s Going Solely Off Michael Cohen’s Word —Here’s Why: “…a big problem for this case, argued former federal prosecutor Elie Honig on CNN’s “OutFront” Monday, is that the key element of intent rests on the word of Trump’s former attorney and fixed Michael Cohen, who was convicted of perjury from his claims in this very case.”
“”So one of the lawyers who quit because [Trump previously wasn’t indicted] wrote a book about it,” said Burnett. “That book came out recently. And Mark Pomerantz wrote it about Bragg. He says, at one point, ‘Alvin Bragg commented that he could not see a world in which we would indict Trump and call Cohen as a prosecution witness.’ “Unless there’s something that no one knows about, that seems like exactly what he’s going to do.”
“Honig concurred with this assessment.”
“”There is one example that we just he did from Mark Pomerantz,” continued Honig. “But if you go beyond that, Cohen has been convicted of perjury. He was convicted of financial fraud and tax fraud for himself. He also said the exact opposite back in 2018. He told the FEC these payments were entirely nonpolitical, entirely legal. So, he is going to be a very problematic witness.””
TheGatewayPundit.com- Soros Backed DA Bragg Not Smart Enough – This Made-Up Crime Smells Like Another Weissmann Special: “The Soros-backed Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg isn’t known for his intellectual dexterity. The NY DA’s made-up crimes against President Trump look more like an Andrew Weissmann special.”
“This looks and smells like an Andrew Weissmann special. Weissmann, a little man with a secret personal life, was behind numerous prosecutorial crimes in large cases since his early days in New York in the 1990s. He has a horrible track record of prosecutorial abuse.
“Andrew Weissmann was intimately involved in some of the most egregious corruption scandals in US history. Weissmann was involved in FBI activities with the mob in New York in the 1990s. He was a key member of the Enron Task Force in the early 2000s and also was involved in the sale of Uranium One under Obama. After all of his corrupt acts, he then led the corrupt Mueller Special Counsel.”
New York Post- Rep. Jim Jordan Seeks Testimony From Two Ex-Prosecutors In Trump Hush-Money Case: “Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent letters to two former prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office seeking their testimony in his investigation into whether the hush-money probe of former President Donald Trump is politically motivated.
“The letters were sent Wednesday to Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, the two prosecutors who were leading District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s probe into the Trump Organization and resigned over differences with Bragg’s handling of the case.
“Jordan (R-Ohio) wrote that Bragg is “reportedly about to engage in unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority: the indictment of a former President of the United States and current declared candidate for that office.”
”The committee chairman pointed out that Pomerantz and Dunne resigned from the office in February 2022 “over Bragg’s initial reluctance to move forward with charges.”
“Because of their inside knowledge about the case, Jordan requested Pomerantz and Dunne’s cooperation with his panel’s oversight of “this politically motivated prosecutorial decision.””
“And the grand jury probing Trump didn’t convene on Wednesday as scheduled because an unidentified witness was unable to appear, The Post reported. “
TheGatewayPundit.com- FAKE “Trump Supporters” at Manhattan Protest Are Identified As an Actor And an Anarchist (Possible Antifa Member) By Independent Journalist [VIDEO]: “In a post on his “Truth” social media platform over the weekend, President Trump asked his supporters to “Protest!” in advance of his alleged arrest by the radical Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. Many Trump supporters believed it was a mistake for President Trump to call on his supporters to protest, as they feared many would be set up by fake Trump supporters who were really undercover FBI agents or informants or even members of Antifa.
“The radical Anarchist group Antifa has been known to create violence at protests, making it appear as though the group who organized the event were actually responsible.”
“In Manhattan, during yesterday’s protest in support of President Trump, independent reporter Rebecca Brannon did an incredible job of uncovering the fake “Trump supporters” who were supposed to be there to protest Trump’s impending arrest by the radical Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. Bragg had barricades placed around the Manhattan courthouse in NYC in an attempt to give the false impression that they needed to protect themselves from Trump supporters.”
“If Trump supporters haven’t become violent yet, after more than six years of being taunted, mocked, and discriminated against by the dishonest mainstream media and threatened by Democrat leaders, it’s fairly unlikely they’re going to suddenly become violent.”
TMZ- Jan 30, 2018- STORMY DANIELS: I’m Blue In The Face …TRUMP AFFAIR NEVER HAPPENED!: “Stormy Daniels says she can’t say it enough — she never banged Donald Trump, but still … she’s saying it one more time with feeling.
“Stormy issued a statement Tuesday, saying she and Trump denied the affair multiple times since it allegedly went down in 2006 … and nothing’s changed. She says, “I am not denying this affair because I was paid ‘hush money’ as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened.”
“The “overseas owned tabloid” the ex-porn star’s referring to is The Wall Street Journal, which reported the alleged $130,000 payment. We checked and it’s still American-owned.”