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Manhattan DA targeting Trump a historic ‘abuse of prosecutorial discretion’: Harvard Law professor emeritus
DA Alvin Bragg is ‘following the precedent of the segregationist south’ with potential Trump charges: Alan Dershowitz
Harvard Law professor emeritus and ‘Get Trump’ author Alan Dershowitz slams Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over a potential indictment of former President Trump and weighs what impact the alleged charges will have on the legal system.
Despite claims there would be an arrest Tuesday, former President Trump has yet to be formally indicted over hush-money payments made on his behalf during the 2016 presidential campaign. Sources still predict the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg-backed charges will be carried out against the former president, causing many to question the motive as well as weigh the consequences this precedent could have.
One legal expert argued that the charges, if brought against Trump, would be one of the worst "[abuses] of prosecutorial discretion" he's seen.
"In 60 years of practicing criminal law, I have never seen a worse abuse of prosecutorial discretion," Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said on "Mornings with Maria" Tuesday.
The possible charges stem from a $130,000 hush-money payment that then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
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