The numbers don’t lie: Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump is a massive outlier, not the “bread and butter” transfer the crime-lover claimed it was.
Turns out, his workplace virtually by no means prosecutes instances on expenses like those he’s mounted in opposition to the ex-prez — i.e., first-degree falsifying enterprise information with the “intent to commit one other crime or to help or conceal the fee thereof.”
State crime information crunched by the Times-Union present that Bragg’s workplace has gone after folks for felony expenses over that solely eight instances previously few years.
Statewide, there have been fewer than 300 such instances since 2019.
This alone debunks Bragg’s declare that the Trump case represents simply one other day within the workplace.
And the precise outcomes of such expenses are utterly laughable.
Those identical information present that the commonest final result is . . . a responsible plea to disorderly conduct.
Under New York regulation, that’s a violation — a sub-misdemeanor offense in lots of instances punished solely by a effective.
Felony convictions for such expenses are almost unthinkably rare. Jail time equally so.
So Bragg swung big, upended our democratic norms and paved the way in which for infinite political retaliation — all to doubtless find yourself whiffing.
Sure, the transfer is pink meat for the Trump-deranged progs who put the DA in workplace and have been salivating over any authorized motion in opposition to the ex-prez since Jan. 20, 2016.
So merely bringing expenses is marketing campaign cash within the financial institution for when Let ‘Em Loose Alvin has to defend his workplace in 2025, or another marketing campaign he would possibly run.
But the numbers show that the Trump case is something however enterprise as normal.
And they present just how political Bragg’s move actually is.
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