“CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero called the indictment “underwhelming” on air with Jake Tapper.
“In terms of a case that’s being brought against a former president, it’s a little underwhelming. There’s not more to it. There’s not more violations, tax violations,” said Cordero. “There’s not an incredible new set of facts that we didn’t know about publicly. It’s really the facts of this case, as they have existed for basically almost seven years.”
FOX News legal analyst and law professor Jonathan Turley predicted that Bragg’s case against President Trump would ‘collapse’ before it ever goes to trial.
“I’ve never seen an indictment like this one,” said Turley. “I know a lot of judges who would’ve been not too pleased to receive an indictment like this—who would have said ‘what the heck is this?’”
In an earlier interview on FOX News, Turley called Alvin Bragg’s case against President Trump “legally pathetic” and “a raw political prosecution.”
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy told FOX News that “If the judge does his job right, Trump’s case should be dismissed.”
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz slammed Alvin Bragg’s political prosecution, characterizing the attack as “not justice in America.”
In a recent Daily Mail op-ed, Dershowitz wrote, “This indictment speaks to how laughable and blatantly political this prosecution really is. It’s a tragedy.”
Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo characterized the unsealed indictment as a “nothing burger” and exposed that the indictment doesn’t even describe a crime.
CNN Chief Law Enforcement Analyst John Miller said, ”we’ve kind of whipped ourselves up over the last week” over the indictment against former President Donald Trump and believed that there “must be more than what we know” but the indictment is “just the same stuff we already knew” about a seven-year-old case that “nobody” in the prosecutor’s office wanted to move forward with.
Former New York prosecutor and Judge Jeanine Pirro said, “This is a whole lot of nothing. First of all, the indictment is insufficient on its face… In addition, it is duplicitous— so nobody get excited about the 34 counts, they’re meaningless.”
“There’s no crime at all — at all,” Trump lawyer Joe Tacopina told CBS Mornings, “I mean, this is not a game. You’re charging the former president of the United States with crimes, crimes that will never be sustained in a court of law because they don’t exist.”
“There’s no new evidence. That’s spin,” said Tacopina on the TODAY show.
“I’ve read the statement of facts, it’s exactly what we talked about. Exactly what the United States Department of Justice—the federal prosecutors in Manhattan—turned down years ago. It’s exactly what the Federal Election Commission had said there’s no FEC violation here. It’s exactly what Cy Vance, the former prosecutor in that office turned down, three years ago. There’s no new evidence. This is just rehashing a zombie case.”
In a New York Post op-ed titled, “Is that really all there is to the Trump indictment? How pathetic,” FOX News contributor and New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin writes, “By making the former president look like a victim of a crooked prosecutor and a partisan system, the DA confirms for millions of Americans that Trump is all that stands between them and the authoritarian left that will stop at nothing to get and hold power.”
“Here’s the only thing non-lawyers need to know about this case—if after the 2020 election Donald Trump had announced that he was retiring from politics, Alvin Bragg would not have indicted him,” said attorney and FOX News host Laura Ingraham.
FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo criticized Bragg’s office for leaking details of a sealed indictment, a felony offense in New York.
Prior to the judge’s decision to deny Bragg’s gag order, Dershowitz slammed Alvin Bragg.
“The prosecutor in New York City can’t be determining the outcome of an election. So, you can be sure that we will take the case to the Supreme Court if a gag order is imposed on behalf, not of Donald Trump, but on behalf of those of us who want to hear him talk.”
This political prosecution is so out-of-bounds that even Never Trumpers like Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and disgraced FBI agent Andrew McCabe came to President Trump’s defense.”
None of that matters to the judge or the jury. The hearing will be in December 2023, just in time to start the new year with more hearings, GA and the documents’ issue, that will last through the general election in November 2024.
The people behind this know what they are doing and how to do it. They are determined that we will never, again, have a free and fair election or elect anyone other than a Democrat, Socialist, or Communist.
I am glad to see that some people are “getting their balls back” & speaking out on what we already know is true – This ENTIRE OPERATION IS A TOTAL DESPERATE ACT, VERY LIKELY BEING DONE UNDER DURESS, TO PREVENT PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM BECOMING PRESIDENT AGAIN. I believe that they are MUCH MORE AFRAID OF THEMSELVES & their superiors, than they are of ALL OF US! The wagons are circling around them & I think some of them are beginning to see it. HOWEVER, history has shown that over & over again they get away scott- free from ALL of their diabolical crimes. WE MUST USE EVERY MEANS POSSIBLE to stop this vicious cycle of crimes. FIGHT EVIL WITH EVIL BUT INTELLIGENTLY DESTROY THEM ALL. Sarah Luu
Once again your enemies are goading you Mr President. However it is backfiring on them big time, because their outrageous deeds have UNITED freedom loving and law abiding citizens not just in the US, but worldwide and especially, importantly the Republican Party.
Quite natural to feel angry and frustrated, but stay calm, you are winning you know, and show the world that you are BETTER than these grubs, and you will not resort to the vile abusive behaviour and language which is so natural to them.
SHOW them all that you are indeed the great STATESMAN we all know you are.
The USA and the world need you like never before. Stay safe, well and above all, CALM.
Let all those great legal minds fight your case for you pro bono in the media, especially democrats Jonathan Turley and Alan Dershowitz, and let the millions of your supporters, even Mitt Romney, take on the enemies of not just Donald Trump, but enemies of all us citizens of the Free World. God Bless!
And it is only right and proper that everyone stands uo for you, PRESIDENT Donald J. TRUMP! Everyone said something. memorable and helpful. But, I loved the comments from NY Post columnist Michael Goodwin,..We appreciate all that you do, and THANK YOU! Dear President Donald J. Trump. I tried to include.his comment from above, but it was zapped. Nancy A. Daylo
You will beat this President Trump…I have do doubt.