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Nevilledog

(52,146 posts)
Fri Jun 7, 2024, 12:06 AM Jun 7

Setting the Record Straight on the NY Election Interference Case Against Donald Trump

https://meidasnews.com/news/setting-the-record-straight-on-the-ny-election-interference-case-against-donald-trump

This past April, I wrote an article for Meidas making the case for why the NY election case is the most important of all the indictments against Donald Trump. After a masterful presentation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, 12 jurors unanimously voted to convict Trump of 34 felonies. In order to do so, they had to unanimously find that Trump engaged in election interference in the 2016 presidential election.

It was a grueling six-week trial, where nearly two dozen witnesses testified under oath, were subjected to blistering cross examination and vitriolic public scrutiny. By almost all accounts, Judge Juan Merchan was fair, even-handed, and preserved the integrity of the process. The prosecutors methodically and painstakingly introduced documents, records, recordings, photos, texts, emails, transcripts, social media posts and book excerpts to corroborate witness testimony.

Since the resounding jury verdict, however, there have been multiple critics of the case, the prosecution, the trial, the judge, and the Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg. As someone who spent nearly her entire career at the Manhattan D.A.’s Office (I have never worked for Bragg), I feel compelled to respond.

Skeptics have criticized this case from the beginning, saying it is less serious than Trump’s other three indictments. It has been called a zombie case, politically motivated, a Biden conspiracy, and 2024 election interference. A recent article in New York Magazine called it “an ill-conceived unjustified mess.” These arguments are incorrect.

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Setting the Record Straight on the NY Election Interference Case Against Donald Trump (Original Post) Nevilledog Jun 7 OP
odd how the media hardly every called it an election interference case nt msongs Jun 7 #1
Right? Terrible (and I think intentional) framing. Nevilledog Jun 7 #2

Nevilledog

(52,146 posts)
2. Right? Terrible (and I think intentional) framing.
Fri Jun 7, 2024, 12:24 AM
Jun 7

Fucking and paying off a porn star gets more clicks than election interference.

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