Ex-FBI Director Says Trump Has Zero Chance of Acquittal in NY Trial

On Monday, the prosecution rested its case against the former president after weeks of evidence from twenty witnesses.

James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, has come around to the idea that the New York hush-money case against Trump has merit.

This is not been his point of view in the past.

While President Bush was in office, Comey served as the US attorney for the SDNY.

Since last year, when the indictment was revealed, his predictions on the case have taken a sharp turn.

At first, Comey was dubious of the case that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was presenting. Mr. Comey was ousted from his post as head of the FBI by Trump after allegations that the agency had spied on him and his campaign.

According to Comey, who heard the evidence this week, it was an easy decision to pursue charges against Trump and now feels there is “zero chance” that he would be found innocent.

A total of 34 charges of fabricating company documents have been brought against Trump in New York. The prosecution claims he tried to hide the fact that he paid an adult film actress hush money before the 2016 presidential election so she wouldn’t come out with details of an affair.

Many pundits and legal experts feel the result of payments made to the adult film performer Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election, ordering her to remain silent about a supposed romance with Mr. Trump, has resulted in a form of election tampering. Other legal minds feel this is far-flung, and the case amounts to bookkeeping errors.

Based on Mr. Comey’s analysis, the likelihood of a conviction is high, while the possibility of a hung jury is slight, and the probability of an acquittal is nil.

Following his former FBI director’s comments that prosecutors may have sufficient evidence to indict Trump, former President Trump aimed in his usual fashion at Comey on Friday, reminding the public on social media of Comey’s shortcomings as he saw them.

After sixteen days of testimony, the trial is starting to wind down. After Tuesday’s final remarks, the trial will proceed to jury deliberation.