Donald Trump's legal team is on the warpath right now.
We had stated that motions would be forthcoming, and the opening salvo has started.
Last week, we reported how Trump had filed motions to have Judge Chutkan recuse herself from the January 6 case as well as having that case dismissed.
Now they are going after Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
Violated My Rights
According to defense attorneys, Bragg waited too long to file charges against Trump.
His team is now claiming that Trump's civil rights were purposely violated by Bragg.
The filing states, "The delay has prejudiced President Trump, interfered with his ongoing presidential campaign, and violated his due process rights."
They continue, saying that Trump was charged "more than six years after public reporting regarding the facts at issue, and almost five years after commencing a grand jury investigation and accessing substantially all of the relevant evidence."
First and foremost, I firmly believe all this was coordinated to ensure that Trump was kept busy during the primary and general election season.
My premise is that the Democrats wanted Trump as the nominee so they could turn the race on its ear by having a nominee then convicted on felony charges, which would more than likely give the election to Joe Biden.
Polling for Trump if convicted supports this, as his support drops to about 30%.
There is precedent for Trump's beef, People v. Regan, where a rape conviction was overturned because prosecutors took four years to bring charges in a case where the DNA evidence made it quite clear who was responsible for the crime.
Defendants are entitled to due process, as prosecutors cannot just sit on evidence and file charges when convenient, which is what Trump's attorneys are claiming Bragg did here.
Again, do I think Trump will win this motion? No, but at some point during the appeals process, if Trump loses the case, Bragg will have to answer for why it took so long to bring these charges.
If his explanation is not adequate, Trump could have the verdict overturned.