DA Bragg's case against Trump is politically motivated, opinion writer says

 April 21, 2024

Former President Donald Trump, his allies, his supporters and many legal scholars and experts agree that DA Alvin Bragg's case against him is flimsy, at best. 

Many of those same people believe that Bragg's case against Trump, which includes 34 criminal counts, is politically motivated.

Trump faces three other indictments, all of which have been labeled the same -- a political witch hunt, or political "lawfare" against Trump in an effort to hamstring his 2024 presidential campaign.

A recent opinion letter published by Tuscon.com highlighted why the author believes Bragg's case is clearly for political reasons.

What did it say?

Letter author Mary Ann Starman wrote to the outlet to express why she believes Bragg's case is for political reasons -- especially for personal political gain.

"Just as Democrat Leticia James ran for the NYAG position promising to 'get' Trump, Democrat Alvin Bragg did the same in running for Manhattan District Attorney. After winning, he proceeded to charge Trump with 31 felony counts related to hush money paid by then Trump's attorney Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels in 2016, 8 years ago," Starman wrote.

She continued, "Cohen, who has a federal conviction for lying to Congress, is a star prosecution witness. A new Associated Press poll reflects a only 1 in 3 respondents believed Trump did something illegal in this case."

Starman pointed out that the Justice Department had previously investigated the "hush money" case but declined to prosecute Trump over it.

She also noted that Trump will likely face a biased jury, given the political demographics of Manhattan, leaving him little -- if any -- chance of a fair trial.

Starman concluded, "This was a politically motivated persecution of Trump timed to interfere in the upcoming election, and to get the pound of flesh that hate filled Democrats so desperately crave for in 'getting' Trump."

Jury issues

A bombshell report from The New York Times' Maggie Haberman revealed that the jurors seated for Trump are more "left-of-center than not."

The report was evidence that Trump will likely not receive a truly fair trial, and his defense lawyers are undoubtedly afraid of "stealth jurors" who are able to mask their true political bias during the selection process only to later influence the jury behind closed doors.

Trump's immunity claim will be argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court this week, which could later have massive implications on his other pending cases.

Only time will tell what happens with Bragg's trial, but many believe that if the jury is truly fair to the former president, it'll be a big, fat, nothing-burger.

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