Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the local New York official leading the charge to arrest 45th President Donald Trump, is facing calls for his disbarment after allegedly withholding vast amounts of exculpatory evidence from the Grand Jury in Trump’s “hush money” case.
The revelation came after Bob Costello, the former attorney for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, raised questions about Cohen’s reliability as a witness against and claimed Bragg withheld hundreds of pages of documents and emails from the Grand Jury.
“Michael Cohen is far from solid evidence,” added Costello. “This guy, by any prosecutors’ standard—and I used to be deputy chief of the criminal division in the Southern District of New York—I wouldn’t have touched a guy like Michael Cohen, especially if he’s a convicted perjurer.”
"Michael Cohen is far from solid evidence:" Cohen's former legal advisor Robert Costello attacked his ex-client's credibility as the "star witness" in the hush money case against former President Donald Trump. More: https://t.co/crLKBCYjsW pic.twitter.com/TYRpvSmR9W
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“The only thing I’m doing is trying to tell the truth to the grand jurors because I read all these lies in the media that are being promoted by one side,” said Costello. “If you see the full picture … If they want to go after Donald Trump and they have solid evidence, so be it.”
“Don’t cherry pick six emails out of 330 and then ask Costello questions about it. That’s not fair, by anybody’s standard,” said Costello.
Costello referred to documents he gave the Bragg’s office that, according to him, were “cherry picked” by his office then a small portion delivered to the Grand Jury.
Today the Grand Jury’s meeting was postponed following the revelation its members may not have received all of the evidence. According to legal expert Gregg Jarrett, Costello’s appearance before the Grand Jury set off fireworks, per Kyle Becker:
“I mentioned it yesterday, I think, when Bob Costello got into that Grand Jury room and told them, ‘Wait a minute. You don’t have the hundreds of pages I handed over to Alvin Bragg over here? You only have six cherry-picked documents?’ You know, hiding from grand juries exculpatory information is reprehensible and unconscionable,” Jarrett said. “And the conduct of Alvin Bragg and his henchman Mark Pomeranz, who specifically says in his book, ‘We’re targeting zombies because we don’t like his beliefs,’ those guys should face disbarment proceedings.”
Trump reportedly faces misdemeanor charges – which are being elevated by Bragg to felony status – over claims he paid campaign funds to Stormy Daniels to buy her silence in the days before the 2016 election.
Daniels claims she had a brief affair with Trump, while Trump claims he was being blackmailed by parties who sought to influence the 2016 election.
The claims advanced by Daniels would have gone public around the same time as the clandestinely recorded Access Hollywood tape, which prominently featured Trump making jokes about receiving sexual attention from the opposite sex due to his status as a celebrity billionaire while on a bus with Billy Bush.
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March 22, 2023 at 10:13 pm
Bill Clinton can rape 3 women and that’s okay by the Democrats and fake news media. Biden can sniff little girls hair, and one girl said that he touched her breast, and that’s okay by the Democrats and the fake news media. Robert Menendez can go down south of the border and have sex with underage girls, and that’s okay with the Democrats and the fake news media. All three Kennedy brothers have had multiple sexual affairs and the Democrats and fake news media covered it up.
But Trump pays Stormey Daniels $130,000 and the Democrats want to perp-walk him into a jail cell.
It was either Mark Levin or Dan Bongino who said that the Republicans should go back and look at the Congressional books and find out how many politicians have paid out hush money.
March 22, 2023 at 11:45 pm
AMEN AMEN BOY ARE YOU EVERY RIGHT all these democrat’s are are a bunch of demons from hell and thats where they belong is back in hell with their obama puppet that is stinking up our white house i would NOT WASTE THE TIME OF DAY TO LISTEN TO THAT IDIOT hes a pedophile he should be in prison for TREASON AGAINST OUR COUNTRY HIM AND ALL THE DEMON DEMOCRATS AND RINOS
March 23, 2023 at 11:19 am
I agree with all you say except, “But Trump pays Stormey Daniels $130,000…” He never paid her a dime. Michael Cohen paid her out of his own money. Trump never sent money to Cohen for that $130,000 payment. I believe Cohen hired her to make the false claim about an affair because he was pissed at Trump for firing him. I believe Cohen actually thought that if Trump won, he would bring Michael onboard as WH Counsel.
March 30, 2023 at 10:30 pm
Hey STOOOOOOOPID! Trump didn’t pay Daniels anything; Cohen did, from his own funds!
March 23, 2023 at 7:16 am
Alvin Bragg is a democrat, a racist, a flunkie, a substandard human being, a self serving, self centered, self absorbed @zz kissing, derelict, brainless low life njgger and that is all I am going to say about Alvin Bragg. Your opinion may vary.
March 23, 2023 at 11:45 am
A 100% yes.
March 23, 2023 at 8:56 am
Disbarring Bragg would be a good start. Many more to go if we want to save our country from furhter destruction before it is too late.
March 23, 2023 at 11:39 am
Since this charade is getting the wind sucked out of it, I’m sure another dimwitted DA is conjuring up another fable to see if it will stick to the wall. Democrats seem to be a bit thick these days replaying the same failed play. Fake news outlets are doing themselves no favors propping up tried and true morons.
March 31, 2023 at 11:40 am
The Court should dismiss the case without prejudice!