Alan Dershowitz has argued that the case against former President Donald Trump brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is unprecedented. According to Dershowitz, Bragg’s theory is that Trump should have disclosed why he paid for a non-disclosure agreement to adult film star Stormy Daniels, which would defeat the purpose of the non-disclosure agreement.
Dershowitz said that even the misdemeanor allegation involving false entries is unprecedented and represents selective prosecution. It is also almost certainly barred by the two-year statute of limitations.
Dershowitz believes that in order to elevate this bookkeeping case into a felony, Bragg must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the reason Trump made the false entry – if he himself did it – was sole as a campaign contribution to help him win his election.