Alvin Bragg praised by left-wing legal analyst for "shrewd" handling of Trump case

 September 15, 2023

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was in the spotlight last month after she indicted former President Donald Trump and a slew of other defendants under Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Yet that is far from being the former president's only legal challenge, as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is continuing with plans to try Trump in New York. What's more, some observers say the case is flipping in Bragg's favor. 

Bragg succeeded in getting trial date moved

They include former impeachment counsel to the House Judiciary Committee Norman Eisen, MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissmann, and former Senate Judiciary Committee law clerk Joshua Kolb.

In an opinion piece published earlier this week, the trio highlighted how New York Judge Juan Merchan recently signaled that he will likely delay the March start date for Trump's trial.

The former president is accused of falsifying business records in order to disguise hush money paid to former adult film star Stormy Daniels.

While the authors indicated that such a ruling would normally constitute a setback for prosecutors, in this Bragg himself sought the delay.

Analysts call Bragg "shrewd and successful"

The reason is that Trump is currently set to face a federal trial around the same time in Washington, D.C. on charges stemming from his conduct following the 2020 election.

By having the New York trial date move, Bragg is working to preempt complaints from Trump's attorney's that he can not be expected to participate in two separate trials simultaneously.

Eisen, Weissmann, and Kolb praised the move as being "shrewd and successful" as well as "the latest in a series of overlooked victories for the district attorney."

They pointed to how "within his first 12 months in office he secured convictions of two of Trump’s companies and Trump’s former CFO Allen Weisselberg."

Trump continues to see good polls

What's more, Bragg successfully argued in July against the former president's attempt at having his trial moved to federal court.

However, neither attempts by Bragg and other prosecutors to take down Trump don't seem to be hurting him politically.

A polling aggregator run by Real Clear Politics shows the former president to be almost 44 points ahead in his quest to win the Republican nomination. Meanwhile, several recent surveys put him ahead of President Joe Biden.

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