Case Against Donald Trump Leaves Defense Ample Openings, Say Legal Authorities

The Wall Street Jounal

  • April 4, 2023

The criminal case against former President Donald Trump unsealed Tuesday could hinge on questions of criminal intent and untested interpretations of election law, according to criminal defense specialists.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleges Mr. Trump repeatedly violated New York’s business-records laws in trying to cover up a payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels in an attempt to buy her silence in the days before the 2016 presidential election.


“I was expecting more in the four corners of the indictment,” said Jeremy Shockett, a white-collar criminal defense attorney in New York.


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