Legal analyst says Alvin Bragg 'obstructed justice' in Trump case

 May 26, 2024

Former President Donald Trump's hush-money trial drew to a close last week, with closing arguments expected to take place on Tuesday.

Yet while Trump is facing the prospect of years in prison, one former defense attorney recently charged that it is Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg who should be a defendant. 

"Never seen such a shameful abuse of the legal system"

According to Newsweek, that allegation was made against Bragg on Friday evening by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.

Specifically, he accused the district attorney of having "obstructed justice" by bringing a "sham case" against the former president.

Jarrett further maintained that he has "never seen such a shameful abuse of the legal system" in more than 40 years of practicing law.

He further told Fox News host Jason Chaffetz that "Alvin Bragg and Judge [Juan] Merchan worked in tandem as co-prosecutors," with Merchan consistently siding with prosecutors.

Jarrett says Bragg "wanted" Michael Cohen to lie

Jarret further complained that Bragg "concealed exculpatory evidence to the grand jury, manufactured this laughable indictment, and then suborned perjury at the trial—they knew [Michael Cohen] would lie, they wanted him to lie."

Bragg's star witness was Trump's disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen, an individual who pleaded guilty to perjury after he was caught lying to Congress in 2018.

Jarrett highlighted that fact in a blog post published last Thursday, recalling how Cohen's criminal history doesn't stop at lying under oath.

He pointed to how Cohen also admitted to having stolen large amounts of cash from the Trump Organization when he appeared on the witness stand.

"Who says crime doesn't pay?"

"Without batting an eye of remorse, Cohen on Monday coolly admitted that he stole $30,000 from the Trump Organization by pretending that he reimbursed a tech company called Red Finch when, in fact, he pocketed the cash. It was literally a brown bag operation," Jarrett wrote.

"But Cohen didn’t stop there. He then pilfered an additional $30,000 by inflating the remuneration that he charged Trump," the legal analyst continued.

"The D.A. knew all about the larceny. Instead of charging him criminally, they made him their central witness in the case against Trump," Jarrett stressed before asking, "Who says crime doesn't pay?"

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