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Former national security adviser John Bolton feared the charges against Donald Trump were “even weaker than I thought,” while on CNN on Tuesday.

The former president pleaded not guilty in a New York City court Tuesday after being charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleged that Trump “repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal criminal conduct that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election.”

But Bolton wasn’t impressed with Bragg’s case against Trump.

“Speaking as someone who very strongly does not want Donald Trump to get the Republican presidential nomination, I’m extraordinarily distressed by this document,” Bolton told CNN. “I think this is even weaker than I feared it would be.”

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Bolton, a Yale Law School graduate, feared the case could “easily” get dismissed before it went to trial.

Bragg was “just wrong” to suggest that a New York election law could supersede federal election laws, he argued.

“And I just what I understood the District Attorney to say that he thinks there’s a New York election law involved here. All I can say is the Federal Election Campaign Act [of 1971] absolutely preempts any state or local law to the contrary. How could it be otherwise? You’ve got one law governing corporate finance and a presidential election at the federal level. You’re gonna have 50 state laws interfering with it, so he’s just wrong on the applicability of the New York statute,” Bolton said.

A legal expert and former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) agreed, telling Fox News Digital that Bragg is “way off base” if the state charges are based on a violation of federal campaign finance laws.

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