Observers say whoever leaked Trump's indictment committed a felony

 April 3, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has charged former President Donald Trump with crimes stemming from an alleged payoff to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

However, Trump is not the only one to be accused of wrongdoing, as critics say that there's someone in Bragg's office who needs to be indicted.   

Ratcliff says leaking of charges is the only felony involved

According to the Daily Wire, former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe recently complained that whoever leaked Trump's criminal charges committed a felony under New York law.

Ratcliff made the assertion this past weekend during an appearance on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.

"The only felony of which we can be certain to come out of this Alvin Bragg prosecution in New York is the felony committed either by DA Bragg himself or someone on the grand jury that he’s using for this perversion of our justice system," Ratcliffe told Bartiromo.

DNI suspects member of Bragg's team

"The accused, Donald Trump, and his lawyers, don’t know what’s in this sealed indictment," the former White House official continued.

"But for the past, what? Seventy-two hours, the American public has been discussing supposedly 30 or 34 felony counts," he added.

"Leaking grand jury information is a felony. And so the only people capable of that would be Alvin Bragg’s team or members of the grand jury itself," Ratcliffe went on to insist.

Ratcliffe is not alone in pointing the finger at the Manhattan district attorney's office, as Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz has done so as well.

Leak punishable by up to five years in prison

During an interview with One America News Network (OANN), Dershowitzs cited a provision of New York penal law under which such conduct is punishable by up to five years behind bars.

"The only crime is that somebody leaked, criminally leaked, the indictment before it was supposed to come out," he declared.

"New York penal law provides for a year, or five years in jail for any grand juror, any prosecutor, any interpreter, any police officer who discloses any aspect of any ongoing grand jury proceeding," Dershowitzs stressed.

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