Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg seems to have his sights set on bringing down former President Donald Trump, but in his eagerness to do so, he might have actually put himself in hot water. You see, parts of the grand jury indictment against Trump have been leaked to the media, and if Bragg turns out to be the one behind the leak, he could be facing a felony charge of his own. Ironic, isn’t it?
Newsweek reported that the media has been buzzing about the 30 counts against Trump, at least one of which is a felony. Now, leaking grand jury documents is a big no-no in New York, and this is where Bragg might find himself in a pickle. Legal expert and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz wrote a scathing commentary piece in the New York Sun, stating that “it is likely that a serious felony has been committed right under District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s nose, and he is not investigating it.”
Dershowitz suggests that someone in Bragg’s office or a grand juror might have unlawfully leaked the sealed information. He also criticizes Bragg for being too preoccupied with trying to pin a crime on Trump instead of investigating a real crime that occurred under his watch.
Tucker Carlson of Fox News shares Dershowitz’s sentiment, mocking the situation as “third-world” and pointing out that Bragg is unlikely to prosecute the leaker since it could very well be someone from his own office. Talk about a conflict of interest!
Furthermore, Dershowitz argues that Bragg’s reliance on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen as a key witness could spell trouble for the district attorney, given Cohen’s history of lying to Congress. He even goes so far as to say that if Bragg uses Cohen as a witness, he could lose his bar license. Yikes!
So, what does all this mean? Well, it seems that in his fervor to take down Trump, Bragg may have actually shot himself in the foot. In trying to charge Trump with a felony, he might have committed a bigger crime himself. It’s a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
The bottom line is that justice should be blind, and the rule of law must apply to everyone equally—whether it’s a former president or a district attorney. Bragg’s apparent disregard for this fundamental principle may have just cost him his case against Trump and put his own career in jeopardy.
As the old saying goes, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Bragg’s glass house might just have shattered, serving as a powerful reminder of the importance of integrity in our legal system.