This week, former President Donald Trump got down for an interview and discussed his arraignment in Manhattan, New York, earlier this month.
The 45th president discussed his appearance in Manhattan last week for his arraignment in the case brought against him by District Attorney Alvin Bragg during an interview on Fox News on Tuesday night.
Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 charges alleging he falsified business records related to the hush-money case involving pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. A Manhattan grand jury indicted Trump in a case involving his alleged involvement in hush money payments to Daniels prior to the 2016 election, allegedly to keep Daniels quiet about an affair they had in 2006.
Trump also disclosed that several New York Police Department officers were weeping while he was being processed.
“It was a horrible thing because I did nothing wrong. Absolutely nothing wrong. You look at even the pundits and the legal and the legal analysts – Greg Jarret. All of these really talented people. They’re saying he didn’t do anything wrong. So that’s number one,” Trump said.
“Number two, they were astonishing. When I arrived at the courthouse, which is essentially a penitentiary, they had me sign in. And I’ll inform you. People were in tears. Employees of the company. Professionals who have no problem committing homicides and who see everyone work there, Trump added.
“It’s a tough, tough place. And they were crying. They were actually crying. They said I’m sorry. They said ‘2024, sir. 2024.’ And tears were flowing from their eyes. I’ve never seen anything like this. Those people are phenomenal. Those are your police. Those are the people that work at the courthouse. They’re unbelievable people,” Trump added. “This is all weaponization. They’re weaponizing our justice system.”
Multiple legal professionals have argued that Bragg’s case is extremely feeble.
Ian Millhiser, a senior correspondent at Vox, wrote: “There is something painfully anticlimactic about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Trump. It concerns not Trump’s efforts to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States, but his alleged effort to cover up a possible extramarital affair with a porn star. And there’s a very real risk that this indictment will end in an even bigger anticlimax. It is unclear that the felony statute that Trump is accused of violating actually applies to him.”
Mark Stern, a journalist for the liberal publication Slate, penned an article titled “The Trump Indictment Is Not the Slam-Dunk Case Democrats Wanted.”
John Bolton — who served as a national security adviser in the Trump administration and has since come out against Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign — appeared on CNN and blasted the charges filed against his ex-boss, former President Trump, saying the indictment was “even weaker than I feared it would be.”
“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 said on CNN. “I think this is even weaker than I feared it would be.”
Notorious anti-Trump GOP Sen. Mitt Romney issued a statement saying: “I believe President Trump’s character and conduct make him unfit for office. Even so, I believe the New York prosecutor has stretched to reach felony criminal charges in order to fit a political agenda. No one is above the law, not even former presidents, but everyone is entitled to equal treatment under the law. The prosecutor’s overreach sets a dangerous precedent for criminalizing political opponents and damages the public’s faith in our justice system.”
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