CNN’s Panelists Dismayed, ‘Distressed’ By Weak Trump Indictment

Nicholas Fondacaro | April 5, 2023
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In the run-up to the formal indictment of former President Trump on Tuesday, many in the liberal media were chomping at the bit to see the statement of facts behind New York D.A. Alvin Bragg’s case. But following the release of the document, the wind was taken out of their sails as even the most anti-Trump legal experts and talking heads were forced to admit the case was weak. Even former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton called it “distress[ing]” and “weaker than [he] feared it would be.”

Shortly after Bragg’s press conference following Trump’s arraignment, former assistant U.S. attorney Elie Honig seemed dismayed that Bragg didn’t explain what evidence he had that would bump the alleged false business records from a misdemeanor to a felony:  

One of the complicated legal questions here is in order to bump that up from a misdemeanor to a felony. You have to show that those records were falsified to commit some other crime. Some second crime. Now, the indictment does not specify what that second crime is.

On Trump’s lawyers, Honig said they “rightly” complained that Bragg wasn’t being forthcoming with the evidence. “The whole purpose of an indictment is to serve notice on the defendant of what exactly you're charged with and what exactly, you're going to be defending yourself against,” he explained.


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