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Trump’s Strongest New York Defense Has
Nothing To Do With Alvin Bragg Or Judge Merchan

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Posted By: earlybird, 4/15/2024 11:02:46 AM

The first Trump trial is here, set to begin on Monday, with the allegation being that the former president violated New York law by having his company misreport payments to Stormy Daniels as “legal fees” rather than campaign expenditures. Much of the commentary on the case — at least from those defending the former president — has consisted of accusations that Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Alvin Bragg is abusing his power on a political vendetta and that Judge Juan Merchan is a biased partisan.(snip) Better, then, to (snip) explain why the DA’s case is wrong as a matter of law.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 4/15/2024 11:07:02 AM (No. 1699766)
FYI, Smith is not a reporter. He has the creds to make some very good points. "Bradley Smith is chairman of the Institute for Free Speech, a professor of law at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and served as chairman of the Federal Election Commission during the presidency of George W. Bush."
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley 4/15/2024 11:31:31 AM (No. 1699775)
This is an excellent analysis of the convoluted case alvin the chipmunk has brought. If you ever wondered, "does this case have any legal merits to have been brought at all?", then read this article. It has no merit to have been brought at all. Essentially, if Trump would have paid stormy to sign an NDA if he hadn't been in a campaign, then there was no campaign violation. If the payment was not a disguised campaign contribution there was no violation. It would have been illegal for Trump to have used campaign funds to make the payment. The filthy dimokkkrap party wants to criminalize everything so they can arrest any member of the opposition whenever they want to. I wonder if this criminal proceeding is a disguised campaign contribution to Big Joke Bidet?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: spacer 4/15/2024 12:02:05 PM (No. 1699789)
Absolutely cut and dried. No campaign violation . Bragg can conflate till the cows come home but if there is no crime the President can go about the business of saving America. But all we know that doesn't matter. Corrupt DA corrupt "judge" and a corrupt jury.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: plainjane 4/15/2024 12:35:17 PM (No. 1699805)
This reminds me of something I was wondering about the other day: How has the federal government properly reported the amounts they've paid to women who have been sexually harassed and sexually assaulted by U.S. Senators and Representatives over the years?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh 4/15/2024 1:54:13 PM (No. 1699838)
In NYC, a DEAD person could sue Pres. Trump and a trial would take place. even if Trump never met, saw, or knew the person. It is the epicenter of Kangaroo Courts.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: rememberwhen 4/15/2024 2:03:52 PM (No. 1699847)
The reason the character, or lack thereof, of Bragg and Merchan has relevance is the possibility that Trump will be convicted in New York regardless of the law and the facts.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: danu 4/15/2024 6:36:09 PM (No. 1699967)
all these judges and lawyers bearing false witness, taking bribes, the extortion of protection money- in the millions, mistreatment, imprisonment, murder of 'defendants' or 'witnesses' or 'family' makes me think: vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, I shall repay. driving the money-grubbers, from the courts and their mansions, is an idea whose time has come. agency.
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