2023-04-03 16:45:59

Elie Mystal: Trump "Did the Deed," But Long Overdue Indictment Is Built on Shaky Foundation

As former President Donald Trump is expected to be arrested in New York on charges related to paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign, we speak with The Nation_s justice correspondent Elie Mystal, who says the case against Trump is far from a slam dunk. Trump is reportedly facing about 30 criminal counts related to business fraud, but Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has yet to release the exact charges, which reportedly include at least one felony. Mystal says it's clear that Trump "did the deed," but the timing of the charges could undermine the case, due to the statute of limitations that may have elapsed and because of the looming 2024 election campaign. "Why wasn't he held accountable for that earlier, when it might have been easier to do so?" asks Mystal.

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