Progressive prosecutor Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump hinges on witnesses with ‘credibility issues’: Andy McCarthy
On Saturday, former President Donald Trump said he was at risk of arrest on charges of “silent money” paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. Andy McCarthy, Fox News contributor and former Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, joined “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade” host Brian Kilmeade to discuss what the news means for Trump.
Kilmeade noted that a spokesperson for the former president said there had been no official notification of an arrest, and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office declined to comment.
In a National Review column, McCarthy said Trump’s impending prosecution is a “disgrace” because it is a political move by a progressive prosecutor to benefit the “long-term” Democratic Party.
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McCarthy pointed out to Kilmeade that this case hinges on the testimony of Daniels and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, both of whom have credibility issues.
“(Bragg) left Brian and my former office, the Southern District of New York, federal prosecutors in Manhattan also didn’t want to be part of this case, which isn’t just based on the testimony of porn star Stormy Daniels , which, you know, look, I think it’s believable for her to claim that this happened a long time ago, but at the same time, you know, she’s taped… a few times saying it doesn’t didn’t happen,” McCarthy said. “The other crucial witness here is Michael Cohen and I think, probably, the authorities walked away from him because of his deep credibility issues. So you’re not off to a good start with these witnesses.”
McCarthy added that if Trump were to be arrested, the US Secret Service and the NYPD would coordinate to ensure his safety, and he would likely go to a safe area without a traditional arrest. The NYPD would take fingerprints and photographs, but the photo should not be made public. Trump would then make a first appearance before a judge in court.
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“The NYPD and the DA’s office will get him through treatment. I don’t think he’ll be arrested in the traditional sense of the word, which is they’ll put him in handcuffs and walk him around. Account given all the security and logistical nightmare that is involved in this kind of proceeding with a former president i would expect them to find a place where he can go to a secure area where the secret service will stay with him,” McCarthy said.
He continued: “The New York police are going to deal with him, which means they’re going to do fingerprints and photographs, which they do for every person that comes into the system. I doubt we We’ll see the photo ID soon. We should “I don’t see it because it’s supposed to be non-public. I know these things leak from time to time, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for this one for a while. And then they’ll have to take him to court where he’s going to make a first appearance before a judge.”
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As this case ties into other cases involving the former president, McCarthy predicts that once Bragg “crosses the Rubicon”, we “are going to hear from the others as well.”