You may have heard of the legal term “the statute of limitations”. In everyday terms, this refers to the time limit applied to certain crimes, and it might just be the determining factor to get Trump's legal case dismissed in New York. You see, the District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, didn't exactly do his homework when he was in the planning stages of indicting the former President of the United States.
That could (and should) hurt Bragg's legal case, as the crimes he's accused Trump of happened in 2016, when the alleged payoffs were made to Stormy Daniels in the form of “hush money”. Even if that occured (which is dubious at best, as Michael Cohen testified to), the legal time limit has passed, meaning that the whole case should be thrown out of court immediately.
Even first-year law students know that you can't prosecute someone if the statute of limitations has already passed, but apparently Alvin Bragg is unaware of these legal limits. Obviously, because this is a political show trial, this doesn't matter to Bragg. But it remains to be seen what the judge will say with regards to the statute of limitations. Will they continue the witch hunt and prosecute Trump for alleged “crimes” that happened years ago, or will they finally come to their senses and cancel this show trial before it gets out of hand?
To read more about the ongoing Trump witch hunt and Alvin Bragg's politically motivated indictment, please read this article from Real Clear Politics. An excerpt from the article has been copied below:
While we cannot know for certain whether New York County, New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg's catastrophic decision to successfully indict and arraign a former president of the United States was partially attributable to an intervening apparition, we can reasonably conclude that the actions of this past week have cast a most woeful die for the trajectory of our decadent, declining republic. The 34-count formal indictment of former President Donald Trump, laughably meritless on the legal merits and scandalously imprudent on the broader political judgment, represents a genie that cannot, and will not, ever be returned to its bottle.
Much ink has already been spilled on the glaring legal deficiencies in Bragg's case, which ought to be evident to any competent first-year law student and which had led Bragg's predecessor Cyrus Vance Jr., U.S. prosecutors and — in the not-so-distant past — Bragg himself to eschew prosecution. The underlying New York State crime that Trump allegedly violated and which is the exclusive crime invoked in the formal indictment, falsifying business records in the first degree, has a two-year statute of limitations under New York criminal law. The final alleged criminal bookkeeping action — a “hush money” payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels by former Trump “fixer,” and more recent convicted felon, Michael Cohen — was on Dec. 5, 2017. The statute of limitations thus tolled over three years ago. That alone should suffice to dismiss the case.