While the outcomes of the four charges against Donald Trump remain uncertain, renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz anticipates that the ex-president might face convictions in some cases.
Dershowitz’s remarks followed the indictment of 19 individuals, including Trump, by a grand jury in Georgia and Fulton County’s DA Fani Willis. They were accused of attempting to overturn the 2020 state election results.
This marks Trump’s fourth indictment initiated by Democrats. In recent months, Trump faced one indictment from Manhattan’s DA Alvin Bragg and two others from the Biden Administration’s Justice Department.
Despite his critical stance on Democrats and their legal pursuits against Trump, Dershowitz, often seen as a left-leaning figure, believes that Trump could see convictions in some of the four criminal cases against him.
Furthermore, he anticipates these decisions might come before the 2024 presidential race, where Trump is seen as a probable GOP contender.
Speaking to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on his podcast, Dershowitz said, “There might be quick convictions in New York, Florida, Washington, and Fulton County,” referring to the legal strategy against Trump. It’s worth noting that Dershowitz had represented Trump during his first impeachment trial in early 2020.
However, Dershowitz also predicts any guilty verdicts against Trump might be overturned, but likely after the 2024 elections. He suggested the current approach is aimed at securing a conviction before the upcoming election, with potential reversals on appeal afterward.
Highlighting a noteworthy event, Dershowitz mentioned a document detailing significant charges against Trump that appeared on the Fulton County court’s website even before the grand jury had formally indicted Trump. This document was subsequently taken down without any given reason.
This early posting, according to Dershowitz, underscores a belief held by many legal professionals: the grand jury process often merely affirms the prosecutor’s intentions. The premature website update, he argues, reveals a level of confidence on the part of the prosecutor.