Prosecutors said to be focusing on 'angry juror' in Trump case

 April 30, 2024

Some experts have mocked the legal theory behind Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

However, one observer suggested this past weekend that its outcome will have more to do with the jury's emotions than anything else. 

Prosecutors focusing on "angry juror"

According to Breitbart, that argument was put forward by Brookings Institution senior fellow Norm Eisen during a Sunday appearance on ABC "This Week."

He maintained that the prosecution's strategy appears to be centered on "going for one angry juror," something Eisen says it has been doing "very effectively."

Eisen pointed to testimony by media mogul David Pecker, who paid for the exclusive right to published negative stories about Trump and then kept them under wraps.

Bragg maintains that these expenditures were part of a criminal conspiracy to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Eisen says Trump is looking at "possible jail time"

"If you pump money to individuals to kill negative stories to benefit a campaign, and Pecker testified they agreed to that, that is a violation of law," Eisen insisted.

"And people have been prosecuted for that, have pled guilty to that. That is against the law. And then if you cover it up with 34 false documents, you have 34 very serious felonies," he continued.

What's more, Eisen alleged that Trump's defense team had "made a mistake" in attempting "to tear down David Pecker."

"The same kind of misleading conduct that their client has engaged in. They showed Pecker a document and the judge said it was misleading," he added. Eisen concluded by predicting that Trump's case is "headed for a conviction" and the former president is "possible jail time."

Jonathan Turley calls case "an embarrassment"

Meanwhile, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley offered a very different perspective when speaking with Fox News.

He called Trump's prosecution "an embarrassment," adding, "The fact that we are actually talking about this case being presented in a New York courtroom leaves me in utter disbelief."

"You had this misdemeanor under state law that had [the statute of limitations] run out. They zapped it back into life by alleging that there was a campaign finance violations under the federal laws that doesn't exist. The Department of Justice doesn't view it this way," he noted.

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