Donald Trump‘s team has labeled the New York attorney looking to prosecute him over hush money paid to Stormy Daniels a ‘George Soros-funded Radical Democrat‘.
A spokesman for the former president issued the strongly-worded criticism of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg shortly after Trump claimed he will be arrested on Tuesday.
The spokesman also indicated that Bragg’s office hasn’t notified Trump or his legal team that the arrest is imminent.
A spokesman for Trump said: ‘There has been no notification, other than illegal leaks from the Justice Department and the DA’s office, to NBC and other fake news carriers, that the George Soros-funded Radical Left Democrat prosecutor in Manhattan has decided to take his Witch-Hunt to the next level.
‘President Trump is rightfully highlighting his innocence and the weaponization of our injustice system. He will be in Texas next weekend for a giant rally. Make America Great Again!’
A spokesman for Trump said Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was a ‘radical left Democrat’ who was funded by George Soros (right)
Bragg received donations from a Political Action Committee that got funding from George Soros
During his campaign for election in 2021, Bragg received support from a political action committee that took money from George Soros.
Color Of Change PAC, the political action committee of the nation’s largest online racial justice group, received $1 million from billionaire philanthropist Soros to support Bragg’s candidacy.
DailyMail.com revealed in February last year that the donation was later cut in half after an allegation was made against Bragg, which he strongly denied.
Soros donated the money to Color of Change PAC as part of a $40 million drive to back district attorney campaigns across the country, according to a report in January 2023.
Matt Palumbo, author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros, said the funding by Soros was incredibly successful at achieving his aims of having left-leaning district attorneys elected.
‘He’s had more than a 90% success rate in getting a lot of these DAs elected,’ he told Fox News in January.
‘I hate to use the term brilliance with Soros, but one of the brilliant things he realized is… when you want to get policy reform done with law and order and in this case, degrading it, going through a DA is so efficient because you don’t have to go through a state legislature, you don’t have to go through a mayor.’
Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan District Attorney, could charge Donald Trump over alleged hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels during the run up to the 2016 presidential election
Kevin McCarthy, the Speaker of the House, has also criticized the investigation.
He said on Saturday: ‘Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.
‘I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.’
Legal experts have cast doubt on whether the case against Trump would succeed.
Jonathan Turley, a criminal defense attorney and Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, said: ‘This is a flawed case if it is based on a state charge effectively prosecuting the federal election violation.
‘That federal case was rejected by the Justice Department. There are also statute of limitation questions that could come into play.
‘Bragg may be able to expect highly motivated judges and jurors in New York. However, the novelty and questions in this case would present difficult appellate issues for the prosecution.’
But Turley also said Trump must ‘tap down any inflammatory rhetoric’ after the former president issued a call for protests amid the imminent charges. Trump had announced he’d be arrested within days and added ‘PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!’
Trump could be charged with falsifying business records in relation to payments to his former attorney, Michael Cohen, who served jail time after pleading guilty to using campaign finances in relation to Daniels. The former president could also faces charges linked to violations of election law.
He’d become the first former president in history to face criminal charges if he is indicted.
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, responded to the development on Saturday by stating that if he’s charged, Trump would ‘be re-elected in a landslide victory’ in the 2024 presidential election. And legal experts say Trump could still be elected president even if he’s charged or convicted.
Trump claims he will be arrested by the Manhattan DA’s office – with Musk saying it would mean a ‘landslide victory’ for the former presidents re-election campaign
Elon Musk, pictured at the 2022 Met gala, believes criminal charges against Trump will help achieve reelection in the 2024 presidential race
Trump could face up to four years in prison if he’s charged.
But experts say the former president could still be reelected if he’s charged or even convicted over the issue. Trump has already maintained he ‘wouldn’t even think about leaving’ the race if he’s charged.
The U.S. Constitution does not say a candidate cannot run if they have a criminal record. The conditions are simply that a candidate is a natural born citizen who is at least 35 years old and has been resident of the U.S. for 14 years or longer.
Kate Shaw, a legal analyst and professor at Cardozo School of Law, told ABC: ‘There’s nothing in the Constitution disqualifying individuals convicted of crimes from running for or serving as president.’
Any issues are likely to be practical, rather than legal, Shaw said, such as imprisonment making campaigning ‘difficult if not impossible’.
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