I have stated many times that Trump is not going to get many breaks in these indictment cases.
In all but one trial, he has a judge that will surely be working against him, and one of those cases is the case being brought by Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg.
In that case, Judge Lewis Kaplan just issued a ruling that will sting, reported CBS News.
E Jean Carroll
Bragg has been trying to get his hands, legally, on Trump’s deposition in the E Jean Carroll case.
He believes the video is damning because it will show Trump’s state of mind on the subject.
Trump’s legal team was trying to block this from being brought into evidence, but they failed.
Kaplan has ruled that Trump’s deposition is now in as evidence.
In yet another blow, Kaplan dismissed the countersuit for defamation that Trump had filed against Carroll, so he has struck out across the board here.
Carroll’s attorney stated, “Now that the court has denied Trump’s motion for a new trial or to decrease the amount of the verdict, E. Jean Carroll looks forward to receiving the $5 million in damages that the jury awarded her,” reported Radar Online.
In the Bragg case, Bragg stacked ledger entries to come up with almost three dozen felony charges against Trump, literally making every journal entry an individual count.
In a typical case, this would result in a fine, a penalty, and a quick slap on the wrist. Instead, Bragg wants to see Trump in prison, and he may just get his way.
While I do not believe this case will impact Trump in terms of being able to run for office, the judge and jury in this case are going to be very difficult to overcome for Trump, regardless of how weak the case here is.
This is one of four cases that Trump now has stacked up during the primary season.