Legal Experts: Trump Indictment a ‘Political Prosecution’

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( – Legal experts have reacted to last week’s indictment of former President Donald Trump by calling it “political prosecution” and “deeply flawed.”

Last Thursday, Manhattan’s Democrat DA Alvin Bragg convinced a grand jury to vote for Trump’s indictment over an alleged 2016 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Then-Trump campaign lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 not to reveal publicly a 2006 affair she allegedly had with the future president.

According to a prominent legal expert, Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, Trump’s indictment is “patently political prosecution,” according to Jonathan Turley.

“[Bragg] has made history, but it is an inglorious moment where even some on the left have criticized the effort,” Turley wrote on Twitter, as cited by The Daily Caller.

“This is a patently political prosecution. Bragg and NY AG James ran on bagging Trump. This has fulfilled that pledge but, if the indictment follows the course described in coverage, it is deeply flawed theory. We will have to wait to see the indictment,” he elaborated.

Clark Neily, senior vice president for Legal Studies at the Cato Institute, said the indictment was the most “shocking affront to the Constitution.”

He feared it could “end up being an indictment of America’s criminal justice system as well.”

“The Founders were acutely aware of the many ways in which criminal law can be abused by those in positions of power—from being wielded as tool of political payback and oppression, as many see the various criminal investigations against Trump, to our wildly over criminalized society in which most adults have committed crimes for which they could in theory be prosecuted,” Neily argued.

“Unlike Donald Trump, however, most Americans lack the resources to vigorously defend themselves in court and thus end up being induced — and in some cases nakedly coerced — by prosecutors into waving their right to trial and pleading guilt instead, as more than 90 percent of criminal defendants in our system do today,” the Cato Institute executive elaborated.

Legal scholar and Harvard Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz argued that the Democrat DA’s decision to seek Trump’s indictment was “foolish.”

“They’ve made a foolish, foolish decision which will cause the case to be thrown out, I think, on statute of limitations grounds,” he said.

Jenna Ellis, a former Senior Legal Adviser to President Trump, declared that the indictment was only “incentivizing donors and the MAGA base to rally support against Trump because no one deserves to be politically prosecuted.”

“The case against Donald Trump is a legal disaster and weaponizing the justice system against a political opponent. The only reason DA Alvin Bragg is bringing charges is because Trump is running for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination,” she wrote on Twitter.

Several state attorneys general have assessed Trump’s indictment as a blatant case of political persecution.

“The radical left has consistently weaponized our courts to silence conservative voices,” commented Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

“The actions by the Soros-backed Democrat DA in NYC is the latest example of this abuse of power. I stand with President Trump!” Paxton wrote on Twitter.