Sol Wisenberg appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday and spoke to Will Cain about the possibility that New York Attorney General Alvin Bragg may bring charges against former President Donald Trump for the $130,000 payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels close to the 2016 election.
“The question to ask yourself in a case like this — would a case like this be brought against anybody else, whether he or she be president, former president or a regular citizen? The answer is… no,” said Wisenberg.
“You can debate all day long whether or not President former President Trump should be indicted related to the records at Mar-a-Lago; whether or not he should be indicted with respect to January 6 incitement of lawless activity… Those are real crimes if they occurred, and he committed them,” then added, “This, is preposterous.”
He also said that he doubts that Trump will be per-walked or that mug shots will be released.
Wisenberg was part of Ken Starr’s team in 1997 first as Associate Independent Counsel and later as Deputy Counsel for the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations. Wisenberg took part in the Grand Jury questioning of former President Bill Clinton in both investigations.
It was Wisenberg’s question that brought about Clinton’s now-famous response about the definition of words. Wisenberg asked Clinton: “[T]he statement that there was ‘no sex of any kind in any manner, shape or form, [between Lewinsky and] President Clinton,’ was an utterly false statement. Is that correct?” Clinton responded: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”
Despite Wisenberg’s role in the Clinton investigations, he has been a very vocal critic of President Trump.
Wisenberg wasn’t the only one denouncing th NY DA’s actions…
Francey Hakes, another legal expert, also appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” saying that NY DA Alvin Bragg was weaponizing the law against a political opponent and calling the situation “Banana Republic stuff.”
Former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes accused Bragg of weaponizing the law politically, and acting like a “king,” in order to indict the former president.
“This is a really serious time because this is Banana Republic sort of stuff,” Francey said during “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “Using the law as a weapon against a political opponent is so wrong. It’s one of the main reasons that the United States of America formed and broke away from England because of all the injustice in the criminal justice system at the time from the king, and that’s what’s happening here.”
“You’ve got someone acting like a king in Alvin Bragg, who’s decided that because he doesn’t like a political opponent, he’s going to twist the law into a pretzel in order to get him,” she continued…
…”It’s hard to say it’s anything but political when you look at a DA in Manhattan, who drops over 50% of felony charges in that crime-ridden city down to misdemeanors, and yet he’s managed to try to find a way outside the statute of limitations where cases would normally be barred, to bootstrap a felony into a misdemeanor that’s maybe a state crime, maybe a federal crime,” Hakes said.
“The feds declined to prosecute, the Federal Election Commission declined to prosecute, yet Alvin Bragg thinks he has a crime here,” she continued. “I think it seems political to me.”
Source: Fox News
1. Hill, Bailee. “Legal expert torches Manhattan DA’s potential Trump arrest: ‘Banana Republic sort of stuff’.” Fox News. March 19, 2023. https://www.foxnews.com/media/legal-expert-torches-manhattan-da-potential-trump-arrest-banana-republic-sort-of-stuff