The Manhattan drama over District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D)’s political case against 45th President Donald Trump continues to unfold. The drama around the case, however, may end in a way that Mr. Bragg did not foresee. As Amuse, the sobriquet for a self styled veteran conservative commentator, relayed the misconduct over this case may boomerang with Mr. Bragg facing charges himself.
Amuse tweeted his incredible analysis as follows “The Manhattan DA cancelled his planned arrest of President Trump when his final grand jury witness told the jurors that Bragg was hiding hundreds of pages of exculpatory evidence from them. Bragg is at risk of being charged with prosecutorial misconduct.”
The Manhattan DA cancelled his planned arrest of President Trump when his final grand jury witness told the jurors that Bragg was hiding hundreds of pages of exculpatory evidence from them. Bragg is at risk of being charged with prosecutorial misconduct.https://t.co/hBfh8lQJDs
— @amuse (@amuse) March 22, 2023
Events may or may not bear out Amuse’s analysis here. Put simply, the political nature of the case may shield Mr. Bragg from such consequences. What is of interest is the essay that he links which he bases his analysis on. The essay is a substack post written by Kyle Becker, a self styled independent journalist and former writer for Fox News, reveals that Mr. Bragg is accused of hiding “hundreds of pages of exculpatory evidence from the grand jury.” He further writes that Fox News’ legal analyst Gregg Jarrett “accused Bragg of the prosecutorial misconduct” and “called for the disbarment of the attorneys involved in the travesty of justice”.
This hiding of evidence seems to based on Bob Costello, the former attorney for Michael Cohen, Bragg’s key witness in his Trump case, comments. Mr. Costello told the press that the prosecution only showed the jury 6 out of 330 emails which Mr. Costello say show that Mr. Cohen is a habitual liar. Mr. Costello said that he would like the jury to say to the prosecutors that they “would like the see the rest of the emails” and to stop “cherrypicking” emails for the prosecution to ask Mr. Costello about it. Costello uttered that this act was ” not fair by anybody’s standards.”
Alan Dershowitz is cited by Mr. Becker in his essay as calling Bob Costello’s utterances “a game changer. I think maybe that’s a reason for the delay here. I think ethical experts are now telling Bragg, wait a minute, you cannot use Cohen. So if you can make it through Pecker, if you can make it through some of the other people, okay, go ahead. But if you can’t make it without Cohen, you cannot bring this charge.”
Mr. Jarrett appears in agreement with Dershowitz on the matter. He is quoted as saying “when Bob Costello got into that Grand Jury room and told them , ‘Wait a minute. You don’t have the hundreds of pages I handed over to Alvin Bragg over here? You only have six cherry-picked documents?’ You know, hiding from grand juries exculpatory information is reprehensible and unconscionable. And the conduct of Alvin Bragg and his henchman Mark Pomeranz, who specifically says in his book, ‘We’re targeting zombies because we don’t like his beliefs,’ those guys should face disbarment proceedings.”
There would be a great irony if Alvin Bragg, who was lauded by a MSNBC host as ‘the Anointed One’, failed to indict Trump and instead had to defend himself in court over his misconduct in this case. That ‘anointed one’ may yet in that case become the ‘convicted one’.