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Gregg Jarrett: Bragg's case against Trump founded on 'hocus-pocus'

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New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg has launched his arguments in his “hush money” payments trial against President Trump. He’s alleging conspiracy, election interference and all sorts of other felonies in the case now being heard by a jury in the ultra-leftist and avowedly anti-Trump enclave of New York City.
New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg has launched his arguments in his “hush money” payments trial against President Trump. He’s alleging conspiracy, election interference and all sorts of other felonies in the case now being heard by a jury in the ultra-leftist and avowedly anti-Trump enclave of New York City.
But it’s all based on “hocus-pocus,” explains an analysis from respected legal commentator Gregg Jarrett.
He’s a Fox News legal analyst and commentator.
“Hocus-pocus is a meaningless distraction or illusion that is intended to fool. That neatly summarizes District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against Donald Trump,” Jarrett explained. “The D.A. hopes to snooker a Manhattan jury into convicting the former president with a bag of legal tricks.”
And he warns such “chicanery” might even work in New York, a “Trump-hating venue.”
He explained the “sleight of hand” appeared immediately during opening arguments, presented for the prosecution by Matthew Colangelo, who was Joe Biden’s pick at the DOJ.
Colangelo claimed the cases is “about a criminal conspiracy,” but Jarrett pointed out it’s not.
“The word ‘conspiracy’ can be found nowhere in Bragg’s indictment. It’s not there because there was no criminal conspiracy. But that didn’t stop the prosecutor from deceiving the jury by arguing about an uncharged crime. Like a skilled magician, he hopes his pretense will fool them. “
Then Colangelo slipped in another canard.
“More than once, he accused Trump of ‘election fraud,’ conveniently ignoring the fact that the Federal Election Commission examined Trump’s payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and determined there was no fraud because the money conferred did not qualify as a campaign donation.

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