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Why Trump Indictment Is Being Criticized as Weak ‘Zombie’ Case

  • Ex-prosecutor Pomerantz cites ‘gnarly legal question’ in case
  • Trump indicted Thursday in DA’s case that remains under seal
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Democrats Scared of Trump Indictment, Mulvaney Says

The indictment of Donald Trump over a $130,000 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels has provoked fresh skepticism over whether Manhattan District Alvin Bragg chose the right case to prosecute the former president.

While details of Thursday’s indictment remain secret, critics suspect Bragg is resurrecting a weak “zombie case” that languished in his office for years. They say it relies on an untested legal theory as well as the testimony of Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, who went to prison for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations tied to the payout.