In a surprising move, disgraced former Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put political partisanship aside this week and blasted the progressive prosecutors in Georgia and in his home state for affirming “everybody’s cynicism” with investigations into former President Donal Trump that Cuomo says represent a “cancer in our body politic.”
Cuomo, who was hit with numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, was forced to resign as leader of the Empire State in 2021.
Speaking to talk radio show host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable,” Cuomo said he “doesn’t understand” why Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was “putting such an emphasis” on the payment Trump made in 2016 to porn star Stormy Daniels.
As BizPac Review has reported, legal experts have criticized the validity of Bragg’s case against Trump, arguing that a payment to keep an affair quiet is no different than the nondisclosure agreements many high-profile people enter into on a daily basis. They point to the fact that the Department of Justice had already declined to pursue the matter.
‘Bragg is outside of his lane’: Turley suggests ‘legally pathetic’ case to arrest Trump has ‘a number of flaws’ https://t.co/gwF3sSb9u7 pic.twitter.com/laipbdxCWZ
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 19, 2023
In order to win the case, Bragg must “show that that money was paid with the election solely in mind,” Constitutional attorney Jonathan Turley said.
Just because Trump presented Daniels with a check in 2016, just prior to the presidential election, it doesn’t prove that he did it to increase his chances of winning the White House.
“There’s obviously a lot of different reasons why a married man would want to hush up a scandal with a former stripper,” Turley noted. “And that’s the problem that they had in the John Edwards case — that was a much stronger case. The Department of Justice went all in, and they lost.”
According to Cuomo, “political” prosecutions of Trump in New York and Georgia will only make Americans more “cynical.”
“You have a cynical public, they don’t believe anyone and when you start to see these prosecutors bring political cases, it just affirms everybody’s cynicism,” he told Catsimatidis.
“I don’t believe a Democratic prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Republican. I don’t believe a Republican prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Democrat. I think it’s all politics, and I think that’s what the people of this country are saying,” Cuomo continued. “And I think it feeds the cynicism, and that’s the cancer in our body politic right now.”
In speaking out against the politically motivated probes, Cuomo joined a growing number of Democrats who are putting aside their personal feelings for Trump in favor of upholding the Constitution.
Top dems admit Trump arrest is a total sham! pic.twitter.com/vAbzclLFJ9
— TallTanOne (@TallTanOne) March 20, 2023
Legal icon Alan Dershowitz, a vocal Democrat, recently called Bragg’s quest to “get Trump” a “purely political” move.
“There’s no question about this purely, purely political,” the professor emeritus said. “Look the attorney general of New York ran on a campaign to get Trump, Bragg essentially the same thing. This is one hundred percent political.”
Longtime Dem, legal scholar Alan Dershowitz says indictment of Trump is a total sham https://t.co/Xsfft3ALGb pic.twitter.com/YJX0mI2mM3
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 20, 2023
Cuomo’s voice dripped with sarcasm when he discussed Bragg, New York Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James, and Georgia’s investigation into Trump.
“It’s a coincidence that Bragg goes after Trump and Tish James goes after Trump and Georgia goes after Trump,” he said. “That’s all a coincidence.”
Online, even conservative Cuomo critics are, for once, glad he’s spoken up.
“That’s the one and only thing he has ever said correctly,” wrote one user on Twitter.
“He’s telling the truth,” tweeted another. “Alvin Bragg is disgracing that office by bringing this case. He’s not applying equal justice to all, is absolutely unacceptable.”
“Sometimes Mr. Cuomo says something smart,” stated a third. “Spot on.”
That’s the one and only thing he has ever said correctly
— DElaine Leach Dosser USA (@DElaineDosser) March 26, 2023
He’s telling the truth. Alvin Bragg,is disgracing that office by bringing this case. He’s not applying equal justice to all,is absolutely unacceptable.
— Ladanaram (@ladanaram) March 26, 2023
Sometimes Mr. Cuomo says something smart. Spot on.
— AlaskaKenny (@AlaskaKennyO) March 26, 2023
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