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Geraldo Rivera Gets Roasted For His Surprising Take On Trump’s Trial

Geraldo Rivera has managed to ruffle some feathers on social media, but perhaps not for the reasons one might expect. His recent commentary on former President Donald Trump’s trial in New York City not only stirred the pot but seemingly flipped the script, endearing him to those who might typically deride his stances.

Known for his flamboyant career, Rivera took to X to challenge Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s handling of the New York case against the former president.

“Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has grossly inflated the criminal liability facing Donald Trump,” Rivera tweeted. “At worst this should be a single misdemeanor, not 34 felonies. Each document does not amount to a separate crime. They are overt acts to bring about a single alleged minor crime.”

The take comes amid heated moments in the courtroom, where Trump’s defense continued its rigorous cross-examination of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney. The defense’s strategy hinges on discrediting Cohen, who has flipped his allegiance post-employment with Trump.

Over two intense days, Cohen recounted the details of the alleged hush money scheme involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election, aiming to tie these payments directly to Trump at his direction.

The reactions to Rivera’s tweet were as charged as the courtroom atmosphere. Liberals expressed their disappointment and shock, unable to align Rivera’s comments with the gravity they believe the charges carry.

Another user chimed in at Rivera, parroting Bragg’s opinion on the matter: “Pecker & Trump covered up information that the public should have been able to see before they voted for a person who will have a direct effect on the quality of their lives, and you see nothing wrong with that. Which is not surprising being you spent your life in public view too.”

However, Rivera’s stance seemed to mirror the growing sentiment among many people that the legal actions against Trump are part of a larger, more nefarious agenda to prevent him from running for office again. These views were echoed in comments from other X users, one who responded, “The alarm bells are starting to go off. Dems realize they screwed up.”

Former President Trump faces 34 felony charges of falsifying business records, as announced by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The charges stem from accusations that Trump and his associates used a strategy to suppress damaging information prior to the 2016 election by making false entries in business documents over time. The indictment suggests that each act of falsification was designed to conceal payments made to influence the election, allegedly breaching both New York business and election laws.

These included payments to silence claims from women about past encounters with Trump, categorized as felonies because the intent to deceive also involved intent to commit or hide other illegal acts.

Americans have been divided on whether each document represents a separate offense or if they should be viewed as part of a single, larger scheme. The DA’s office treats each false entry as a continual effort to hide illegal actions, with New York’s laws on falsifying business records increasing the severity of the charge if linked to other criminal intentions.

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