Alvin Bragg Uses Donald Trump’s Own Words Against Him

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg used Donald Trump’s own words against him on Wednesday as he urged a judge to reject the former president’s effort to delay his criminal hush money trial.

According to court documents, Bragg referenced comments Trump made at a press conference following a hearing last week, in which the former president said the case was “election interference” and accused the court of “trying to damage Trump as much as possible.”

“Immediately after the March 25 hearing last week, defendant held a press conference outside of the Court and then a second one a few blocks away excoriating this trial as “election interference,” attacking individual trial participants by name, and accusing this Court of “trying to damage Trump as much as possible.”

“Defendant simply cannot have it both ways: complaining about the
prejudicial effect of pretrial publicity, while seeking to pollute the jury pool himself by making baseless and inflammatory accusations about this trial, specific witnesses, individual prosecutors, and the Court itself,” the court document read.

This is a developing news story and will be updated with more information.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at a rally on April 02, 2024 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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