Ex NYC Prosecutor: Trump May Not Be Charged in Case, but His Kids May Take the Fall

For months now, the Manhattan district attorney’s office has been building a case against Donald Trump. And it’s been assumed that he’d be in severe legal trouble. His former lawyer Michael Cohen even advised his former boss to get fitted for a prison jumpsuit.

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But Trump was at the head of his organization and organization heads are often insulated. During a weekend appearance on CNN former Manhattan prosecutor Daniel Alonso theorized that Trump may not be charged and his children could end up taking the fall.

The former assistant district attorney told Michael Smerconish:

“He faces peril in multiple jurisdictions, but the Stormy Daniels payment is a discrete set of facts. And if they can get over one weird hurdle in New York on the falsification of business records, that could have legs. Michael Cohen was reimbursed by the Trump Organization and presumably the Trump Organization did not correctly list the information in their records. And there is that recording of Cohen and Trump talking about one of the payments. So I think that that could be a discrete case of falsification of business records, assuming that they can prove the felony count which the statute of limitations hasn’t yet expired.”

Alonso continued, “One last thing I want to say, it is not necessarily Donald Trump, right? He may not be the defendant. They may not have enough on these accounting issues to charge him, they may have enough to charge the Trump Organization or other executives, including the kids or others at the organization. Or the CFO. So there are lots and lots of unknowns here, and I wouldn’t assume that the defendant is definitely going to be Donald Trump.”

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