Republicans Call Trump Trial A Sham, He Was Convicted By ‘Kangaroo Court’

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Numerous Republican legislators have shown their support for Donald Trump after a New York jury found the presidential nominee guilty on 34 counts of fraud

According to Texas Governr Greg Abbott, The Manhattan trial was an attempt to sabotage the former president’s bid for reelection.

Abbot siad the trial was a sham perpetrated by the incumbent US president, Joe Biden, to strike out against a political opponent.

RT reports: Prosecutors alleged that the former president illegally covered up a hush money payment that his former attorney, Michael Cohen, made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election to ensure her silence about an alleged affair from a decade prior.

Trump has denied that he had an affair with Daniels, and his legal team has said they will appeal the verdict.

The Republican presidential nominee’s fellow party members took to social media to slam the verdict.

This was a sham show trial. The Kangaroo Court will never stand on appeal,” Greg Abbott wrote on X (formerly Twitter) early Friday. “Americans deserve better than a sitting U.S. President weaponizing our justice system against a political opponent – all to win an election,” he said, calling on voters to “fire” Joe Biden in November.

GOP member and House Speaker Mike Johnson also slammed the trial, calling it “lawfare.” 

“Democrats cheered as they convicted the leader of the opposing party on ridiculous charges, predicated on the testimony of a disbarred, convicted felon,” he said, referring to Cohen’s part in the trial. The “weaponization” of the US justice system is “a hallmark of the Biden Administration,” and “further evidence that Democrats will stop at nothing to silence dissent and crush their political opponents,” Johnson wrote on X.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his support for Donald Trump is “stronger than ever” following the “sham trial.” 

Trump said the trial was a rigged and disgraceful trial

This was a disgrace. This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who is corrupt. It was a rigged trial. A disgrace. They wouldn’t give us a venue change. We were at 5 percent, or 6 percent in this district, in this area. This was a rigged, disgraceful trial.”

“The real verdict is gonna be Nov. 5 by the people, and they know what happened here, and everybody knows what happened here.

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