Democrats see downside in Trump's N.Y. case

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, New York
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Democrats have longed for former President Trump to be held accountable under the law, but some fear that Trump's first big legal test could be a political loser for them — and undermine more significant cases against him.

Why it matters: An indictment over an alleged campaign finance violation would make Trump the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges. But even his critics say it's a risky case that could amount to a mere record-keeping infraction.

Driving the news: Conversations with prosecutors, Democratic Party officials and other Trump critics reveal concerns...

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