Donald Trump moves to dismiss NYC indictment

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Alvin Bragg indicting Donald Trump kicked off the lawfare campaign Democrats wanted to wage in 2024.

But it may end up backfiring.

And that’s because Donald Trump showed Alvin Bragg he wasn’t messing around with this bigtime declaration.

Alvin Bragg invented a novel legal theory that Donald Trump allegedly falsified business records to conceal a federal campaign finance violation when Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of a non-disclosure agreement.

Even liberal legal scholars and analysts believed this case was preposterous based on the fact that Bragg has no jurisdiction over federal campaign finance law and because even the weaponized Biden Justice Department passed on charging Trump with accepting an illegal campaign contribution because there is no basis in law to charge Trump with such a crime.

Those simple facts formed the basis of a motion to dismiss filed by Trump’s attorneys.

The motion argued that Bragg and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office sat on this case for five years to file a legally dubious indictment against Trump for political reasons.

“After a five-year meandering, halting, and roving investigation that entailed inexplicable and unconstitutional delay, the District Attorney’s Office filed a discombobulated package of politically motivated charges marred by legal defects, procedural failures, discovery violations, and a stubborn refusal to provide meaningful particulars regarding its theory of the case,” the motion read.

Trump’s motion pointed out that the indictment stemmed “from a grand jury investigation that commenced approximately ten weeks after President Trump announced his candidacy.”

To bolster the case of selective prosecution, the Trump motion to dismiss noted that Bragg declined to investigate Hillary Clinton on similar charges with regards to how her campaign concealed payments to Fusion GPS to fund the hoax Christopher Steele dossier.

Trump’s lawyers argued that the Clinton campaign “improperly booked campaign expenses as legal payments in connection with the hiring of a research firm to prepare the so-called ‘Steele Dossier.’”

Finally, the motion attacked the unprecedented and unconstitutional nature of Bragg’s indictment.

“No appellate court in New York had ever upheld (or rejected) this interpretation of the law,” the motion added.

Trump’s lawyers filed this motion with Joe Biden donor and Democrat Judge Juan Merchan.

It’s likely Merchan will not grant this motion to dismiss, and Trump will face a sham trial with an all-Democrat jury that is selected because they have a predetermined outcome in mind.

But his motion to dismiss will form the basis of the appeals Trump’s lawyers make – which will likely go all the way to the Supreme Court – that will very likely succeed in overturning any miscarriage of justice in New York.