Jonathan Turley Warns Alvin Bragg Judges Will Not Like His ‘Legally Pathetic’ Case Against Trump

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has issued a warning to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his politically motivated case against President Donald Trump.

The legal scholar notes that New York judges, especially at the Appellate level, will not like the George Soros-funded prosecutor’s case against Trump.

“This indictment, if it is reportedly following the theory that we’ve been talking about, is political,” Turley said.

“It’s a raw political prosecution.

“The indictment may come out with a crime that none of us have heard of.

“But for many months, this bootstrapping theory has been put out there, this idea that you could take a misdemeanor under New York law that has expired, that has a two-year statute of limitations, and revive it by connecting it to a federal crime, in this case, the federal election violation

“Now, there’s a host of problems with that.

“First of all, it’s a federal crime the Department of Justice chose not to prosecute.

“Bragg’s own predecessor declined to prosecute it, but he is attempting to bootstrap that federal crime into a state case.

“And if that is the basis for the indictment, I think it’s rather outrageous.

“I think it’s legally pathetic.

“If he’s using the bootstrap theory, which is the only one that’s been discussed publicly, that is unprecedented.

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“And I expect that New York judges will have the same reaction of many of us, including people on the left, that this doesn’t read right.

“Under Bragg’s theory, he could take any unproven federal crime and revive a long-dead misdemeanor and turn it into a felony.

“That’s going to really, you know, raise concerns for a number of judges,” he said.

“But once it gets to the appellate level, he’s going to have a particularly difficult time, in my view.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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