April 22, 2024

Trump's lawyer reveals their battle plan for the 'hush money' case

One of former President Donald Trump's lawyers just laid out their battle plan.

Attorney Will Scharf did so on Sunday during an appearance on the Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends Weekend. 

This appearance came the day before the start of the so-called 'hush money' case that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) has brought against Trump. Last week, the jurors for the case were selected, and, on Monday, the lawyers will present their opening arguments.

Scharf gave Americans an overview of what to expect as the trial goes forward.

Trump's "battle plan"

For one thing, Scharf said that Trump's legal team will attack the credibility of Bragg's top witnesses, including, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

"With respect to Michael Cohen, as we've said in court pleadings, this is a man who's been found liable for perjury by a number of courts previously. I think this is going to be a key theme here is the fact that the prosecution's witnesses are simply not credible people, whereas the actual facts here fully support President Trump because he did nothing wrong," Scharf said.

This will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following this matter. The New York Post has recently termed Cohen a "serial perjurer," and this is not an exaggeration.

Something that ought to be remembered, though, is that witness credibility is an issue that is left up to the jury to decide, and, if the jury is against Trump - as many believe it will be - then witness credibility might not matter.

But, this is only part of Trump's battle plan.

Here's more:

Scharf went on to say that Trump's legal team believes that the facts are on their side and that, therefore, they plan to "focus on the facts" to show the jury that Trump "did nothing wrong."

"We believe the facts are absolutely on our side, that they're absolutely exonerative of the president and, as long as the jury focuses on the facts, as long as the jury can see through all the media coverage and all the sensationalism and focus on the actual facts at issue … we believe we have a winning case," Scharf said.

This, of course, is the big question in the case, namely, whether Trump can get a fair jury in New York City, which is known to be overwhelmingly Democratic and anti-Trump.

During jury selection, in fact, numerous jurors admitted that they would not be able to be unbiased, and, thus, were excused.

So, this will certainly be something to keep an eye on going forward. If the jury is biased against Trump, then even the best battle plan won't make much of a difference.

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