“The Five” cohost Jesse Watters suggested on Tuesday that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg could be putting former President Trump’s life in danger by bringing charges against him since the dates and times of Trump’s court appearances are known to the public.
Trump was arraigned in a Manhattan court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to all 34 charges brought against him for paying hush money to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.
During Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News’s “The Five,” Watters blasted Alvin Bragg for spending millions on the “circus” while shutting down FDR Drive and having extra NYPD officers on duty. He asked how much manpower the District Attorney’s Office wasted on investigating Trump while New York City is gripped by a “crime wave.”
Watters also noted that much of Bragg’s case against Trump depends on the testimony of convicted felon Michael Cohen who went to prison for campaign financial crimes, tax evasion, and perjury. He pointed out that Stormy Daniels currently owes Trump hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees over her failed defamation lawsuit brought against the former president.
Watters went on to suggest that Alvin Bragg is putting Trump’s life in danger by “advertising to the entire world” where Trump will be at a specific time on a specific date. He noted that the courthouse at 100 Center Street is surrounded by tall buildings with lots of windows.
Asking if Alvin Bragg thinks what he’s doing is good for the country, Watters said if the case goes to trial, Trump will have to be at the courthouse every day. He expressed doubt that the Secret Service wants to deal with that kind of exposure, which he described as “dangerous.”
Watters wrapped up by saying that Alvin Bragg is “playing a dangerous game.”