In a race against time are Donald Trump’s lawyers to meet the date of August 8 and present the motions with which they will seek to dismiss the charges against the former president, 34 in total, classified as E, the minor category within the state felonies, but that could carry a maximum sentence of 4 years in prison for each one.
“One of the most difficult and gray areas of this case is whether New York State can rely on a federal crime that the federal government has not prosecuted, to show that there was a crime associated with misrepresentation in business records. So what I think is that Alvin Bragg has done well to build a multi-tiered prosecution, that if a court says, they can’t rely on federal crimes, they still have the crimes in New York State,” said Catherine Ross, Law professor at George Washington University.
For her part, adult film actress Stormy Daniels told the show ‘Pierce Morgan Uncesored’ on FOX that she is ready to testify against Trump if she is called.
“I think if they call me and put me on the stand, it legitimizes my story and who I am. And if they don’t, it almost feels like they’re hiding me and people will automatically assume I’m not a good witness, that I’m not credible,” added Stormy Daniels.
Judge Juan Merchán, of Colombian origin, has the power to discipline Trump and even restrict his speech during this judicial process, according to the New York Times.
The trial of the former president should begin between the months of January and April 2024. Ángela González, Voice of America, New York.