Today, former President Donald Trump made history in a way that only his Democratic opponents could be pleased with, as the George Soros-led Manhattan District Attorney fulfilled a campaign pledge to prosecute the adored leader of the anti-establishment MAGA movement.
In the midst of Trump’s lengthy arraignment on 34 charges concocted by the district attorney to “get him,” one of which was a crime, news from the session infuriated Republicans.
Not only is the fact that Trump is a former president and current presidential contender in 2024 unprecedented, but so is the reality that, if convicted on all counts, he could face up to 136 years in jail. In spite of the devastation it would do to our nation’s democracy, the radical left would welcome such a result.
According to legal experts, if a single charge is not powerful enough to stand on its own, a prosecutor should achieve the desired result by piling on more counts. Perhaps this is why Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed so many charges against former President Donald Trump, which, when combined together, would result in an exorbitant jail term.
According to Mediaite, he may face a maximum of 136 years in prison if convicted on all 34 criminal counts against him.
The fact that violent criminals may not be prosecuted at all in New York City under Bragg, whereas payments to adult film stars might put someone in prison for 134 years depending on how they disclosed the money proves that this is a political prosecution.
Although a sentence of this nature is rare, and prosecutors are unlikely to seek it, the prospect of it is astounding.
After different details of the former president’s indictment were leaked over the weekend, on Monday the former president posted a message on his TruthSocial account urging Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to “indict himself.”
“Wow! District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me. I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he. This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED. Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump-Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!” he said.
“D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment. There are no changes or surprises from those he leaked days ago directly out of the Grand Jury. No Crime by Trump. What a MESS. Bragg should resign, NOW!” he said.
Unknown is whether Bragg spilled any information, but if he did, he would face severe repercussions.
Alan Dershowitz, widely regarded as one of the best attorneys in the United States, believes Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg might be disbarred following his case against former President Donald Trump. Dershowitz said on Fox News that Bragg might face up to five years in prison for disclosing indictment-related information about Trump.
Dershowitz also emphasized how Micheal Cohen’s testimony would be detrimental to the prosecution’s case.
“I don’t think an indictment can actually come forward now after the comments made by [Robert] Costello. He has proved that the main witness is going to be a perjuring liar on the witness stand, and that puts the district attorney in a terrible position,” Dershowitz said.
“If he uses Cohen as a witness, he could actually lose his bar license. It’s unethical to put a witness on the stand who you know is lying, and he has to know that Cohen will be lying. Or he tries the case without Cohen, which would be very difficult, or he does the right thing: he drops the case,” he added.
According to Dershowitz, whomever disclosed the sealed indictment is the sole criminal in this case.
“It is likely that a serious felony has been committed right under District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s nose and he is not investigating it. Under New York law, it is a felony to leak confidential grand jury information, such as whether the jurors voted to indict. The protection of secrecy is as applicable to President Trump as it is to anyone else,” Dershowitz said in an op-ed for The New York Sun.
“We know that the information was disclosed while the indictment itself remains sealed and before any official announcement was made or charges brought. It is unlikely that the leak came from the Trump team, which seemed genuinely surprised,” Dershowitz said.
“The most likely, though uncertain, scenario is that a person in Mr. Bragg’s office or a grand juror unlawfully leaked the sealed information. That would be a class E felony, subject to imprisonment. It is possible of course that an investigation is underway, but it seems more likely that Mr. Bragg is too busy making up a crime against the man he promised in his campaign to get than investigating a real crime that took place on his watch,” Dershowitz added.