Trump’s NYC Trial Slammed by 4 Allies

( – As former President Donald Trump goes through trial in New York City, his allies are rallying around him more than ever leading into November’s election, and some of his most prominent came together recently to strongly condemn the legal proceedings against the former president as a “sham.”

The Trump allies, among them potential running mates, attended the former president’s trial on Tuesday, May 14. During a break, they spoke with the press.

Among the group led by House Speaker Mike Johnson were four other prominent Republican allies: entrepreneur and political newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (who both ran against Trump in the GOP presidential primaries), and GOP Reps. Cory Mills and Byron Donalds of Florida.

When talking to the press, they not only dismissed the trial as bogus but questioned the motives behind it. They questioned the motives of the trial’s star witness, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen; of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg; and of Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the case against the former president for allegedly paying adult actress Stormy Daniels hush money to silence her about an affair during the 2016 election.

Burgum pointed out how Trump was a donor to President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign, that the prosecutors are also Biden supporters, and claimed that relatives of Judge Merchan are financially benefiting from the trial. The North Dakota governor said the polls show that Trump has already been acquitted by “the American people.”

One of the reasons the allies are speaking out so loudly is that Trump is under a gag order preventing him from attacking any witnesses, prosecutors, or the judge’s relatives. These restrictions do not apply to Burgum or the others.

Donald said the trial was a “farce” and that “there is no crime.” At the same time, Mills targeted Cohen, who he said lacked “credibility” and “perjured himself multiple times,” dismissing the ordeal as “election interference at its finest.”

Ramaswamy said the trial amounted to “politicized persecution” that was “straight out of a Kafka novel.” He said the main strategy of prosecutors was “to bore the jurors into submission” and that the whole case against Trump and the trial is “a sham.”

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