House Judiciary says New York prosecutors violated Trump’s constitutional and legal rights

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump violated his constitutional and legal rights, according to a report released Tuesday by the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee and its Weaponization Subcommittee.  

The report also targets Judge Juan Merchan, who presided over the so-called Trump hush-money trial. 

The report identifies the “unconstitutional and unprecedented … theory of criminal liability,” the use of state power to prosecute violations of federal law, and Merchan's “egregious legal rulings” before and during the trial as “severe legal and procedural defects” in the case.

Trump was formally charged in April 2023 by Bragg. He was found guilty by a jury in May on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to conceal the hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

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