Schiff Taunts Trump After Guilty Verdict

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( – Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (California) is pushing back on claims former President Donald Trump and his allies have made about the hush money trial being politically motivated and rigged against Trump. 

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Schiff responded to a statement made by Lara Trump, Republican National Committee (RNC) co-chair, which criticized the prosecutors who brought the case and the judge overseeing it.

On Thursday, the former President was found guilty by a 12-person jury on all 34 counts related to falsifying business records. 

Schiff referenced Lara Trump’s “complaining about the case being tried in New York,” suggesting that if the Trumps didn’t want the case to be tried in the city in front of twelve New Yorkers, the former President should not have “commit[ed]… so many crimes in New York City,” declaring it was “pretty simple.” 

The California Democrat highlighted that the former President’s case, including jury selection, was handled the same way as any other case. 

Schaffer emphasized that the former President and his attorneys also played a role in selecting the jury, given Trump “had every right” other criminal defendants have, and it was the jury Trump’s team “vetted” that “found him guilty on every single count.” 

Schiff’s comments echo comments made by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Following the verdict, Bragg highlighted that Trump’s case was conducted the same way any other case would be in the city, including jury selection, noting that only “the voice of the jury” matters. 

Bragg conceded that Trump was unlike any other defendant in U.S. history, the case and the verdict were handled “in the same manner as every other case,” which was based on following the law and the facts “without fear or favor.”

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