May 22, 2024

CNN Legal Expert Identifies HUGE Problem For Alvin Bragg

With the absence of Trump’s signature on critical documents, the defense appears poised to challenge the prosecution’s ability to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

Former President Donald Trump faces 34 felony counts for allegedly falsifying business records tied to payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to prevent her from disclosing an alleged affair during the 2016 presidential campaign. However, CNN legal expert Arthur Aidala pointed out a potential flaw in the prosecution’s evidence — the absence of Trump’s signature on crucial documents.

Key documents lacking former President Trump’s signature could significantly weaken Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against him, Aidala suggested on Monday. The criminal defense attorney, known for representing high-profile figures such as Harvey Weinstein and Rudy Giuliani, spoke at length about the challenges faced by prosecutors in securing a conviction.

Speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Aidala was skeptical about the reliability of the prosecution’s witnesses, specifically pointing out the credibility issues surrounding Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels. “You can’t believe Michael Cohen. You can’t believe Stormy Daniels,” he said, indicating that the defense might focus on undermining their testimonies to bolster their case.

The defense’s strategy could also lean heavily on judicial instructions to sway the jury, as Aidala noted, “The judge is going to tell you this and the judge is going to tell you that, and we agree. And if you listen to the judge, there’s no way that they can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.”

“There is paperwork that corroborates the people’s evidence and that’s obviously hurtful for the president but my understanding is it’s not paperwork with Donald Trump’s handwriting on it or his signature on it except for a check,” Aidala noted, suggesting that this gap might be exploited to argue that Cohen acted independently.

With the absence of Trump’s signature on critical documents, the defense appears poised to challenge the prosecution’s ability to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, potentially influencing the trial’s outcome.

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Leading Report on Twitter: “BREAKING: Law professor Jonathan Turley is in “utter disbelief” that the Trump “hush money” case is being presented in a courtroom. “What is clear is in this case, Trump is right. This is an embarrassment.” pic.twitter.com/o4arRZBOfI / Twitter”

BREAKING: Law professor Jonathan Turley is in “utter disbelief” that the Trump “hush money” case is being presented in a courtroom. “What is clear is in this case, Trump is right. This is an embarrassment.” pic.twitter.com/o4arRZBOfI


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