Dershowitz: Bragg ‘Sliced an Invisible Crime Into 34 Crimes’

On Wednesday, Constitutional law expert recalled how his experience with slicing things thin comes from when he worked as a deli clerk in his younger days. He then declared that Manhattan District Alvin Bragg’s experiences comes from his indictment of former President Donald Trump.

“The difference is when I was slicing my Hebrew National salami into 34 slices, there really was a salami,” he told Newsmax host John Bachman. “Here what Bragg did is he sliced an invisible crime into 34 crimes. There’s no crime here.”

“Here’s his basic theory,” Dershowitz explained. “In order to avoid prosecution, Trump, if he paid $130,000 as hush money to make sure that his wife, his family, his voters, his business associates, never ever learned that he was accused of having an adulterous affair, he then immediately had to disclose it publicly on his corporate form and give details as to the reason why he did it.”

“This $130,000 is designed to prevent, ‘I allegedly had an adulterous affair,'” he said. “Has anybody ever, ever, ever disclosed hush money, from the time of Alexander Hamilton, who paid hush money to prevent an adulterous affair from coming out?”

“Nobody is ever going to,” Dershowitz said in response to his own question.

“It’s the most absurd thing, and if you read this indictment — I’ve read it now three times — there’s no escaping it,” he asserted. “That’s the thesis of the prosecution.”

Dershowitz added, “That he was obliged to tell the accurate truth and the whole truth about why he paid the money, otherwise he commits a state misdemeanor, a federal misdemeanor, a federal felony and a state felony.”

Trump is the first U.S. president to ever face criminal charges after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury last week. He was arraigned on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, which he pleaded “not guilty” to.


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