Megyn Kelly Criticizes Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg

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Talk show host and podcaster Megyn Kelly has expressed her “disdain” for the judge who handled the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump, while labeling Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg a “partisan hack.”

Kelly appeared on “Dan Abrams Live” last Thursday after a jury found Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records.

“I believe this jury had no choice but to conclude as it did because the judge led them right to the fountain of guilt and said ‘drink, horsey, drink,’” Kelly stated. “So, they did. I don’t have much disdain for the jury for its decision because they followed the instructions that this judge gave them, but I have a lot of disdain for this judge and not to mention this prosecutor.”

She went on to accuse Bragg of collaborating with the judge to “fulfill Alvin Bragg’s campaign promise to get Trump.”

“The judge was complicit and it was not a valid claim, not from the start,” Kelly added.

Kelly and Dan Abrams had a disagreement on whether Trump had actually committed a crime. While Kelly argued “there’s nothing illegal about paying hush money for an NDA,” Abrams countered, saying “when you’re doing it to protect your campaign, it is.”

The verdict came in the first of four criminal cases against the former president to go to trial. This case focused on payments made to Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claimed they had affairs with Trump and were paid to stay silent ahead of the 2016 election.

Trump allegedly reimbursed his former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, for the payments.

“I don’t think he wrote down ‘hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.’ No one who pays hush money would write down such a thing,” Kelly said. “I think he wrote down, or someone at the Trump Organization wrote down, ‘legal expenses’ from the drop-down Adobe menu, and that made as much sense as anything else because hush money wasn’t an option.”

Trump could potentially face prison time, probation, and fines in connection to the conviction.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11.

Katie Smith
Katie Smith
Digital Reporter. Previously, Katie wrote about crime and court for the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She’s also reported on similar beats for the Daily Chronicle and the Daily Herald in the Chicago suburbs. Katie earned her journalism degree from Eastern Illinois University, where she also studied English and photojournalism.

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