Legal expert: Hillary Clinton did same thing Trump did with payments, was not prosecuted

 April 16, 2024

Legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said on Fox and Friends Monday that former Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did the same thing former President Donald Trump is being prosecuted for, but was not prosecuted for it in a blatant double standard.

Trump is accused of having his lawyer Michael Cohen make a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and then reimbursing him with campaign funds, but not identifying the payments as such.

The actual indictment against him is 34 counts of falsifying financial records, which District Attorney Alvin Bragg turned from misdemeanors into felonies by claiming that the records were falsified to cover up another crime, probably campaign finance reform.

Trump has denied making the payment to Daniels, saying Cohen did it to protect him and never told him what he was doing. Cohen has already served jail time for making the payments, and will likely testify that Trump knew exactly what he was doing and paid him back after the fact.


Assuming they can get him on the payments, here's why prosecutors are completely hypocritical about going after him.

Clinton used her lawyer to pay for the phony Steele Dossier that was used against Trump during the campaign, and then she paid the lawyer back with campaign funds. Sound familiar?

She was fined $113,000 by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for doing it, which tells you she did something wrong, but she was never prosecuted for it.

Neither was former President Barack Obama, who was fined $375,000 by the FEC for keeping illegal contributions and hiding donors.

Double standard

“But, if your last name is Trump, the standard of justice is completely different and turned on its head,” Jarrett said.

Jarrett also blasted the gag order imposed by Judge Juan Merchan after Trump accused his daughter of using the indictment to fundraise $93 million for Democrats.

Trump thinks that's a conflict of interest, but apparently Merchan thinks it's just fine.

Jarrett called the entire prosecution of Trump a “tangled, torturous prosecution,” noting that federal prosecutors twice declined to bring charges against Trump. In fact, the alleged crime Bragg used to make misdemeanor charges that were beyond the statue of limitations into felonies was a federal crime that prosecutors considered but declined to prosecute.

If Merchan thinks the charges hold water when they are that twisted, he is obviously just as much out to get Trump as Bragg is.

Which means the trial is anything but fair and should be ditched immediately.

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