Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is facing a mounting set of problems in his scheme to prosecute Donald Trump.
The Soros-backed Bragg is now the one finding himself under a microscope.
And Alvin Bragg found out some bad news that could end his career and land him in jail.
Famed Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told Forbes Newsroom that Bragg risks finding himself in trouble if he counts on Michael Cohen as the star witness in his case against Trump.
Cohen is the one who paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement which Cohen now claims was done to influence the 2016 election.
But Cohen’s former legal advisor Robert Costello told the Manhattan grand jury that eventually indicted Trump that Cohen told him that Trump had no idea Cohen made the payment and that Cohen said he made the payment to spare Melania Trump the embarrassment of Daniels’ allegations — even Donald Trump said they were false — of an affair going public.
Dershowitz explained that Bragg could lose his law license if the state bar association determines Bragg put Cohen on the stand knowing he was going to lie.
“If he uses Cohen as a witness, he could actually lose his bar license. It’s unethical to put a witness on the stand who you know is lying, and he has to know that Cohen will be lying. Or he tries the case without Cohen, which would be very difficult, or he does the right thing: he drops the case,” Dershowitz stated.
In a New York Sun op-ed Dershowitz wrote that Bragg could face Class E felony charges that carry a prison sentence of up to five years over illegal leaks of what was contained in a sealed indictment.
The press knew all the details of Bragg’s plan to indict Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records before Bragg unsealed the charges against Trump.
“It is likely that a serious felony has been committed right under District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s nose and he is not investigating it. Under New York law, it is a felony to leak confidential grand jury information, such as whether the jurors voted to indict. The protection of secrecy is as applicable to President Trump as it is to anyone else,” Dershowitz wrote.
Dershowitz eliminated the possibility the leak about the charges came from the Trump team because of how they reacted to the news.
“We know that the information was disclosed while the indictment itself remains sealed and before any official announcement was made or charges brought. It is unlikely that the leak came from the Trump team, which seemed genuinely surprised,” Dershowitz added.
Dershowitz explained that left the most likely leak suspect to be either Bragg or someone in his office, who potentially committed a real crime at the same time they were fabricating criminal charges against Donald Trump.
“The most likely, though uncertain, scenario is that a person in Mr. Bragg’s office or a grand juror unlawfully leaked the sealed information. That would be a class E felony, subject to imprisonment. It is possible of course that an investigation is underway, but it seems more likely that Mr. Bragg is too busy making up a crime against the man he promised in his campaign to get than investigating a real crime that took place on his watch,” Dershowitz concluded.
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