The Unprecedented Trial of a Former President


Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed John D. O’Connor.

The whole country will be watching on tv the trial of former President Trump for allegedly keeping false business records. The falsity is recording as “legal expense” under a “retainer agreement” payments made to Michael Cohen, a Trump lawyer who paid off porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet during the 2016 election. The prosecution must prove the records “false”, but also must show an “intent to defraud”. It appears that the evidence does not support these charges, which amount to a misdemeanor. To convict of a felony, the only charge not barred by the statute of limitations, the false records must also be intended to commit or conceal another crime. But there is no other crime that can be shown. All the prosecution can argue is that Trump was trying to influence an election, but this is not a crime, it is what political candidates do. So this case not only exposes a corrupt media who report mindlessly on the trial, but more ominously endangers what heretofore had been a widely respected judicial system. We hope this system will emerge unscathed, but fear it will not.



Kevin Price introduces Price of Business show recurring guest, John D. O’Connor. O’Connor was the famed attorney of Watergate’s “Deep Throat. 
According to “O’Connor served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern California from 1974-1979, representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases. Among his interesting assignments have been representation of the government during the OPEC oil embargo of the 1970s; writing Fifth Amendment and “state of mind” briefs for the prosecution in United States v. Patricia Hearst; representing the FDIC, FSLC and RTC during the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s; representing California Attorney General Dan Lungren in campaign-related litigation; defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in significant smoking and health litigation; representing Coach Don Nelson in litigation with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban; and representing W. Mark Felt regarding the revelation of his identity as Deep Throat.”

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