CNN Analyst DESTROYS Alvin Bragg’s Case


Defense attorney Randy Zelin delivered his critique of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of President Donald Trump on CNN Tuesday, saying that Bragg failed miserably to prove Trump’s guilt in the high-stakes case that accuses the former president of falsifying business records to conceal a payment to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

During ‘CNN News Central,’ Zelin roasted the prosecution’s approach, pointing to a lack of conclusive evidence tying Trump to his alleged crimes. “There is reasonable doubt all over this case,” Zelin argued. In his analysis, Zelin further illustrated his point by comparing the decision-making process in legal judgments to everyday life choices that require substantial certainty. “Anytime a human being needs to make an important decision in life, if you have enough information, you go ahead. If not, you seek more—that’s reasonable doubt,” he said.

“How did Michael Cohen get away with stealing $30,000… and make $4 million from this? He thought he’d be chief of staff; he’s a fixer. If the plumber comes to my house to fix my leak, I could be home. That doesn’t mean I know how he’s doing it and what it’s taking to be fixed. Stormy Daniels—let’s hold a pity party for her,” said Zelin.

Prosecutors have alleged that Trump was involved in an illegal conspiracy aimed at undermining the 2016 election’s integrity and engaged in efforts to suppress damaging information, including a concealed payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. In court for the closing arguments, Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts related to falsifying business records and has denied any affair with Daniels. Closing arguments are expected to span the entire day.

“It is an important day,” said legal analyst Michael Moore. “It’s a day… for the first time that the lawyers get to argue their position. They’ve been able to put on their evidence. They’ve been able to bring out documents. They’ve been able to make some objections and to sort of give some bluster in the courtroom, but to actually get to tell these jurors out of your own mouth what it is.”

For a conviction, the jury must be persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump either falsified or directed the falsification of business records, specifically with the intent to commit or hide another crime. The verdict, to be valid, needs to be unanimous.

Todd Blanche, Trump’s lead attorney, has spearheaded the defense’s argument, staunchly defending that Trump committed no crime. He challenged the credibility of the prosecution’s main witness, Michael Cohen, labeling him unreliable. Blanche contended that the checks and related records were correct and asserted that the prosecution had not successfully proven their case. He also criticized Cohen’s testimony, at times describing his claims as “absurd.”

The defense team expects to present their case in about two hours. Following the defense’s closing arguments, the prosecutors plan to spend roughly four hours. After both sides present their summations, the judge will instruct the jury, and deliberations could start as early as Tuesday or Wednesday.


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