Many Top NYC Attorneys Loathe Trump — But Don’t Like Bragg’s Chances

March 23, 2023

But there’s a third faction: people who hate everything Trump stands for — but fear that Bragg’s case is far from the strongest option when it comes to holding the former president accountable. “I don’t think that case is winnable.”Detractors have questioned the viability of building the case around a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, which appears to be at the crux of Bragg’s case. They are reportedly alleging that Trump falsely recorded $130,000 in repayments to Cohen as legal fees, constituting falsification of business records. Probably not.”Peter Brill, a longtime New York defense attorney who has no love for Trump, voices similar sentiments. But Cohen copped to a host of federal crimes in late 2018 related to this payment — including lying to Congress.