Former President Donald Trump’s failed attempt to take Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s hush money case to federal court could end up strengthening the prosecutor’s case, they say Jose Pagliery from the Daily Beast. Trump’s move gave U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein a chance to “make the first move,” which he used to “make it clear that the case against Trump is far more serious than it otherwise appears,” Pagliery wrote. Former New York prosecutor John Moscow told the medium that Hellerstein’s denial of Trump’s efforts is effectively “a seal of approval for the prosecution.”
Bragg’s case hinges heavily on state issues — when Trump allegedly arranged for his former personal attorney and mediator, Michael Cohen, to send a hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, he did so “to save his presidential campaign from potentially disastrous consequences.” embarrassment during a national and therefore federal Trump’s purported plan to take his case to federal court was to hope for an appeal, as any appeal would likely result in the Supreme Court — and by extension the 6-3 Conservative majority Trump has positioned there — the takes the reins in hand.
After a June hearing, Hellerstein wrote in a letter dated June 19 command This confirms the strength of the prosecution’s arguments. “Whatever the standard, whether it’s high or low, Trump will not meet it,” Hellerstein wrote. “Trump has not stated that hiring and making payments to a personal attorney to handle personal matters is a constitutional obligation. Compensating Cohen for paying hush money to Stephanie Clifford cannot be considered a fulfillment of a constitutional duty.” The judge added, “Falsifying business records to disguise such reimbursement and including the reimbursement in a business expense for Trump and converting an income for Cohen is also not related to any presidential duty. Trump is not immune from the prosecution of the people in the New York Supreme Court. Trump can be convicted of a criminal offense even if he has not committed a crime other than forgery, provided he had the intention to do so or to conceal such a crime.”