(CBrief) – The maximum prison sentence for former President Donald Trump is astronomical when all of the counts against him are added together. The maximum prison sentence he faces if he were convicted of all 34 felony counts against him would be 136 years behind bars, Mediaite reported.
Consider that sentence in New York City where violent criminals are sometimes not prosecuted to begin with but a payment to an adult film star could net someone 134 years behind bars because of how they reported it.
He is unlikely to face anything near that type of sentence, and it is unlikely that the prosecutors would ask for that type of sentence, but the fact that it exists as a possibility is staggering.
On Monday, after various parts of the former president’s indictment were leaked, he called on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to “indict himself,” in a post on his TruthSocial account.
“Wow! District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me. I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he. This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED. Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump-Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!” he said.
“D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment. There are no changes or surprises from those he leaked days ago directly out of the Grand Jury. No Crime by Trump. What a MESS. Bragg should resign, NOW!” he said.
There is no evidence that Bragg leaked anything, but if he had he would also face stiff penalties.
Famed Attorney Alan Dershowitz believes that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg could be disbarred for his case against former President Donald Trump.
During an appearance on Fox News, Dershowitz also argued that Bragg could face up to five years in prison if he is found guilty of leaking details of Trump’s indictment to the media. Leaking grand jury testimony to the public is a Class E felony in New York and carries a prison sentence between one and five years.
Dershowitz also spoke about how having Michael Cohen as a witness could damage the district attorney.
“I don’t think an indictment can actually come forward now after the comments made by [Robert] Costello. He has proved that the main witness is going to be a perjuring liar on the witness stand, and that puts the district attorney in a terrible position,” Dershowitz said.
“If he uses Cohen as a witness, he could actually lose his bar license. It’s unethical to put a witness on the stand who you know is lying, and he has to know that Cohen will be lying. Or he tries the case without Cohen, which would be very difficult, or he does the right thing: he drops the case,” he added.