April 16, 2024

Clinton did the 'same thing’: Fox legal analyst admits Trump hush money case Has ‘Different’ Standard

Gregg Jarrett, a legal analyst for Fox News, asserted that the proceeding before Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg against former President Donald Trump is evaluated using a "different" criteria.

This argument was made by citing the Steele Dossier controversy surrounding the campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as The Daily Caller reported.

On Monday, the trial of Trump began regarding a $130,000 payment made to adult actress Stormy Daniels as a breach of a confidentiality agreement during his successful presidential campaign.

Jarrett drew parallels between the case at hand and the non-prosecution of Hillary Clinton, whose campaign funded a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele that has since been discredited, which claimed Trump conspired with Russia in advance of the 2016 presidential election.

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“Hillary Clinton did pretty much the same thing,” Jarrett said on “Fox and Friends.”

“She, too, used a lawyer to secretly pay for the phony Steele Dossier and booking it as legal expenses. She was fined by the FEC, but she wasn’t prosecuted and neither was Barack Obama, even though he was fined a whopping $375,000 for hiding donors and keeping illegal contributions.”

The analyst went on to say, “But, if your last name is Trump, the standard of justice is completely different and turned on its head,” Jarrett added.

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Jarrett also criticized the expanded gag order imposed by Judge Juan Merchan on April 1, which was in response to multiple Truth Social posts in which Trump criticized the judge and his daughter.

One of these links leads to an article in the New York Post that discusses how Loren Merchan's firm assisted Democratic causes and candidates in raising $93 million off of the indictment of Trump in the case.

Jarrett criticized Bragg earlier in the appearance for what he termed a "tangled, torturous prosecution" that the federal government had investigated and resolved without charges or penalties.

“[Bragg] had to attach it to a supposed election law violation, well it’s not. Federal Election Commission investigated, and they said this is perfectly legal. It is not a campaign donation,” Jarrett said of the felony case against Trump.

“The DOJ concluded there is no crime here. But, you know, enter Alvin Bragg who is charging under federal law even though he is a local prosecutor and has no jurisdiction and authority to do that. But the judge is letting him get away with it.”

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