Unlike po and Curt, I'm not a lawyer. As a result, I hesitate to express opinions about legal issues.
Regarding the question of what to think about Alvin Bragg's highly controversial indictment of Trump, I depend on the insight of three experts regularly consulted by the media:
1. Jonathan Turley
2. (Retired Federal Prosecutor) Andy McCarthy
3. Alan Dershowitz an old-fashioned, classic, pb lib.
Alan Dershowitz tells Charlie Kirk he believes Trump will be convicted—but verdict will be overturned on appeal
Dershowitz said that the judge would be mocked if he or she were to dismiss Trump. Dershowitz continued by saying that he does think Trump will be convicted by “your jury who voted for Bragg.” However, he added that the case would “be reversed on appeal,” and it “will never be affirmed all the way up to the Supreme Court.”
His comments come after Trump has been charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records, which carries with it a maximum jail sentence of 136 years. However, that did not stop Trump from speaking at Mar-a-Lago after his arraignment, saying that the “fake case was brought only to interfere with the upcoming 2024 election."
Essentially, Dershowitz is saying that all of Manhattan has contracted TDS, that the judge in the case will cower in fear of the mob and that a jury pool consisting of people so deranged as to have elected Alvin Bragg will not do the right thing and exonerate the clearly innocent...of these charges...former President. But, when the case is taken into a universe in which rational people exist and where justice reigns, the conviction will be overturned.
Dershowitz is probably correct. As I said, I'm not a legal expert, but Dershowitz's take seems reasonable to me...and it's, essentially, on track with what I'm hearing from Turley and McCarthy, though a little more cynical about the Manhattan judge and jury.
Trump is saying, "They're not coming after me. They're coming after you. I'm just standing in the way." That seems like the essential truth of this election cycle. I despise Trump. I support Ron DeSantis for President. But, more and more, it looks like Trump in 024.