Former DA Hopes Trump Can Contain His Response As His Past Statements Could Hurt Case

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 04/03/2023
Donald Trump's remarks could cause jurors to regard the case more harshly, according to former Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who initiated the initial hush-money investigation.

Vance stated Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press" that he was "upset to hear the former president speak in the way he spoke about the District Attorney Bragg and even the trial court in the previous week."

Vance claimed that if he were representing Trump, he would advise him to "be wary of not doing some other criminal charge," like obstructing the government.

He added, "I think that may take what perhaps we think is not the strongest case, bring it before a jury, it can change the jury's thinking about the seriousness of the case that they're looking at."

When questioned about whether Bragg's case was "Vance said, "I don't know whether this guy's case is airtight or not. I am aware of the very skilled and seasoned attorneys at the district attorney's office."

In 2021, Vance made the decision not to seek reelection, which gave Bragg the opportunity to become the new district attorney for Manhattan.

Trump is anticipated to depart for New York on Monday, arriving in court on Tuesday.

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