Former United States Attorney Brett Tolman said Saturday that the legal argument being used by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to allegedly indict former President Donald Trump was the same argument that was used against Hillary Clinton, and which resulted in only a fine.
Just like Trump allegedly tried to hide a campaign payment to Stormy Daniels, Clinton tried to hide a payment for the Steele Dossier full of alleged dirt on Trump as a campaign expense, Tolman pointed out. Both claimed the payments were "legal fees" and denied any wrongdoing.
The FEC fined Clinton's 2016 campaign and the DNC in March 2022 for not disclosing properly the payment for the dossier, which the FBI and DOJ used to go after Trump even though the information it contained was largely false.
Clinton's campaign and the DNC paid over a million dollars for the dossier but did it through the Democrat law firm Perkins Coie. The Clinton campaign was fined $8,000 and the DNC $105,000 for the deception.
The state of New York is looking to get Trump on a "falsifying records" charge, a misdemeanor it is trying to reclassify as a felony to beat the 2-year statute of limitations on the misdemeanor charge.
The whole thing is so trumped-up that it could get Trump re-elected instead of hurting him as Bragg hopes to do. Republicans really bristle at injustice and persecution when it is directed against them, which could propel Trump into the nomination.
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