Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz has criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against former President Donald Trump. In an appearance on Fox News, Dershowitz argued that Bragg could be disbarred for his handling of the case and that he could face up to five years in prison if he is found guilty of leaking details of Trump’s indictment to the media.
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Leaking grand jury testimony is a Class E felony in New York and carries a prison sentence between one and five years.
Dershowitz also wrote an op-ed in The New York Sun, in which he argued that whoever leaked the sealed indictment is the person guilty of the only felony in this case. He suggested that a person in Bragg’s office or a grand juror may have unlawfully leaked the information, which would be a felony subject to imprisonment.
Dershowitz believes that having Michael Cohen as a witness could damage the district attorney’s case. He argued that using Cohen as a witness would be unethical and could lead to Bragg losing his bar license. He also suggested that Bragg should drop the case altogether, given the weakness of the evidence against Trump.