Alvin Bragg says Trump tried to 'corrupt a presidential election'

 December 26, 2023

Many conservatives said that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's decision to indict former President Donald Trump was politically motivated.  In a recent interview, he all but admitted they were right. 

Bragg's comments came late last week as he spoke with WMYC about what he considers to be the most important events of 2023.

Bragg claims credit for drop in crime

The district attorney began by insisting that New York City is safer "from the day that I walked into office" before adding "we certainly have more work to do."

He went on to boast that "shootings are down 38%" and "homicides are down" 24%, both of which Bragg said left him feeling "encouraged."

However, Bragg's enthusiasm quickly picked up when host Brian Lehrer shifted the conversation to Trump's criminal charges.

"The Trump hush money case--people have almost forgotten about it with all of these other indictments and everything else going on right now," Lehrer said.

Bragg claims Trump tried to "corrupt a presidential election"

Bragg responded by stating, "We have not forgotten about it. We're hard at work with a team of great career prosecutors with over a century of collective experience."

The district attorney went on to insist the prosecution goes beyond "hush money," a reference to his allegation that Trump paid former adult film actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair the two had.

Rather, Bragg insisted that the "heart of the case" revolves around "conspiring to corrupt a presidential election and then lying about New York business records to cover it up."

"Our court, I believe wisely, has said that the court is going to wait and see what happens in other jurisdictions," he continued before adding, "We're back before the court on February 15 and then assess at that time and make any adjustments."

Alan Dershowitz: "There was no crime"

Interestingly, Bragg's claim that his move against Trump is necessary to protect the electoral process was dismissed back in March by longtime liberal attorney Alan Dershowitz.

Dershowitz said during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, "Here, there was no crime. They had to make it up."

"They had to combine a non-existent state misdemeanor, which is beyond the statute of limitations to a federal felony, which was not prosecuted by the federal government, also beyond the statute of limitations," he continued.

Dershowitz went on to describe Bragg's targeting of Trump as being "one of the most serious violations of the rule of law I've experienced in 60 years."

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