John Bolton predicts Trump's indictment will be 'dismissed'

 April 5, 2023

The indictment of former President Donald Trump has drawn intense criticism from all corners of the media and politics, including many of his political enemies. 

According to Breitbart, that was evidenced once again when former Trump administration National Security Advisor John Bolton, who recently admitted to CNN's Jake Tapper that he doesn't believe the case will stick.

Trump was indicted this week by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, a prosecutor many believe is only pursuing the case for his own political interests and to appease his "get Trump" supporters.

The former president was arraigned on Tuesday, drawing massive media attention that he's used to his advantage, so far.

Bolton's prediction

Bolton, a former Trump administration worker-turned-anti-Trump, was wise enough to tell the truth regarding the potential outcome of the case, which includes 34 charges related to "falsifying business records."

"What do you think of the indictment?" Tapper asked the former national security advisor.

"Well, speaking as someone who very strongly does not want Donald Trump to get the Republican presidential nomination, I’m extraordinarily distressed by this document. I think this is even weaker than I feared it would be. I think it’s easily subject to being dismissed or a quick acquittal for Trump," Bolton replied.

He added: "I can say there is no basis in the statutory language to say that Trump’s behavior forms either a contribution or an expenditure under federal law."

"The two key definitions and issue here. If it did, it would mean that every single expenditure a candidate made could be taken to have something to do with his campaign. Do I buy a $1 comb to comb my hair or $10 comb to comb my hair? If you can construe the statute to cover this behavior, then I think it violates the First Amendment because you’re deeply into territory that makes this statute absolutely federal statute too vague for enforcement."

Bolton is one of many who've echoed the same sentiment, in that the case is humiliating in the sense that it's so flimsy and obviously politically motivated.

Trump's lawyers will fight

The former president's legal team has a number of options to derail the case against their client completely.

According to CNBC, Trump's lawyer Joe Tacopina believes that the case will not make it to a jury in New York City, expressing confidence that it would be thrown out before then.

"I think this case is going to fall on its merits on legal challenges well before we get to a jury," Tacopina said.

Hopefully, he's right, because if this case advances any further, it will leave a tragic stain on the American justice system and our very way of life moving forward.

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