“I don’t think there will be a motion to dismiss that succeeds,” says Alan Dershowitz. He believes that Donald Trump will be indicted and frankly, I regard that as the final nail in the coffin. You know Dershowitz well enough to know that if there is a fragment of evidence that he can spin wildly to fit his narrative, he will use it. In this case, he doesn’t have one. Mediaite:
However, he said any indictment would likely get overturned on appeal. […]
While the payment itself is not necessarily illegal, Bragg is reportedly examining whether Trump falsified business records to conceal it. […]
“There are two systems of justice in the United States and our justice system is in deep trouble,” he said. “We’ve created a special system of justice for Donald Trump.”
If that were true, Trump would have been in Guantanamo long ago, and justifiably so. But Dershowitz is on Fox News, to preach to the cult, so preach he must.
“They have targeted Trump. The attorney general of New York ran on the campaign, Get Trump,” he said, referring to Attorney General Letitia James. “Bragg essentially did the same thing. They rummaged for years to try to find something. They gave immunity to witnesses. They couldn’t find a real statute, so they put statutes together.
This is New York justice. In New York, of course you can indict a ham sandwich. But in New York, you can also convict a ham sandwich because the jury pool will be very much against Trump and the judges will be very much against Trump.
So, if I were him, I would be worried today. He’ll probably ultimately win on appeal, but do judges today have the courage – if they run for election as prosecutors run for election – to do something favorable to Trump in a city which overwhelmingly despises Trump? That’s what’s wrong with this justice system.
And that, ladies and gentleman, is Dershowitz-speak for, “This time Donald is screwed. We tried to tell him but he wouldn’t listen. And now he’s screwed.”
All we need to do now is have patience waiting for that other shoe to drop.