CNN Analyst Claims Prosecution Failed to Prove Trump Case (Video)

Written by Michael Thompson.

CNN legal analyst Randy Zelin told host Kate Bolduan that the prosecution in former President Donald Trump’s New York City case failed to prove their case. They couldn’t show beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump was directly involved in paying off Stormy Daniels.

Both the defense and prosecution presented their closing arguments on Tuesday after a lengthy trial. This trial has limited Trump’s ability to campaign actively for the 2024 election.

“The burden of proof is crucial,” Bolduan said. “The prosecution needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump broke the law. Do you think they failed?” Zelin responded, “They fell way short. Reasonable doubt isn’t just a doubt based on reason. If you need more information to make an important decision, that’s reasonable doubt. This case is full of it.”

Key Witnesses Missing

Zelin emphasized the absence of crucial witnesses. “Where is Keith Schiller? Where is Allen Weisselberg? How did Michael Cohen get away with stealing $30,000?” he asked. He explained that Cohen’s credibility is questionable, given his past actions.

Zelin likened Cohen to a fixer. “If a plumber comes to my house to fix a leak, I could be home, but that doesn’t mean I know how he’s doing it or what it takes to fix it,” he said. He also questioned the relevance of certain details about Stormy Daniels, focusing on whether Trump knew about false entries for legal fees.

Biden Campaign’s Contrast

While Trump’s defense team delivered their closing arguments, President Joe Biden’s campaign held a press conference outside the courthouse. They aimed to highlight the “contrast” between the two leaders. Actor Robert De Niro was brought in to speak, and he launched into a rant. He claimed that Trump winning the election would be worse than 9/11, saying Trump could destroy not just the country, but the world.

Zelin criticized the prosecution’s handling of the case. “There’s reasonable doubt all over this case,” he said. “It’s simply about: Did the former president know that books, his records, false entries for legal fees, Michael Cohen was his lawyer, getting intent to cover up the election or to protect his family? It’s everywhere.”

Our Take

This case shows how critical it is for the prosecution to present clear, undeniable evidence. The failure to produce key witnesses and solid proof weakens their argument. It also highlights the intense political drama surrounding Trump. The focus should be on justice, not on political spectacle. This trial’s outcome could have lasting effects on the public’s trust in the justice system and the political landscape.

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