Trump Accuses Biden of OrchestratingTrialto Hinder 2024 Campaign

Former President Donald Trump slammed his hush money trial as a "witch hunt" and accused President Joe Biden of being "crooked" on social media. The trial involves allegations of fraudulently altering business documents related to a 2016 hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Bijay Laxmi
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Trump Accuses Biden of OrchestratingTrialto Hinder 2024 Campaign

Trump Accuses Biden of OrchestratingTrialto Hinder 2024 Campaign

Former President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on his political opponents, labelling the ongoing hush money trial against him as a "witch hunt" and accusing President Joe Biden of being "crooked." Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to express his frustration and anger over the trial proceedings.

Why this matters: The outcome of this trial could have significant implications for the 2024 presidential election, potentially affecting Trump's chances of winning back the White House. Furthermore, the allegations of political interference and bias in the trial process raise concerns about the integrity of the US justice system.

In his posts, Trump stated, "This isn't a trial, it's a political campaign, a witch hunt, just like the highly conflicted and biased judge, Juan Merchan, wanted it to be. I'm sure his political friends and allies, and crooked Joe Biden, in particular, will be thrilled that they are getting away with this corrupt, 'ancient,' and highly political attack on his 2024 presidential opponent." calls

The ongoing trial against Trump involves allegations of fraudulently altering business documents in connection with a hush money payment paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels in 2016. Trump has denied 34 counts of fraudulently altering business documents. Hope Hicks, a former Trump aide, testified in court on Friday, revealing that she warned Trump that the Wall Street Journal would publish the Stormy Daniels story ahead of the 2016 elections.

Hopeprovided a detailed account of the impact of the "Access Hollywood" tape on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, which led to the hush money payments to Daniels. She stated that Trump admitted to her that he knew his then-fixer Michael Cohen had paid Daniels, and that Trump attempted to blame Cohen, which Hicks did not believe. Hicks also said that Trump felt it was better to deal with the issue after the election than beforehand.

Trump's lawyers are employing a strategy to undermine the credibility of prosecution witnesses. Defense attorney Emil Bove questioned lawyer Keith Davidson, who arranged the $130,000 payment with Cohen, about his alleged efforts to seek cash from other celebrities. Trump's lawyers are likely to take a similar approach with other expected witnesses, including Daniels and Cohen.

Justice Juan Merchan signaled he might fine Trump over allegations he again violated a gag order that prohibits him from making public comments about jurors, witnesses, and families of the judge and prosecutors. Prosecutors are asking Justice Merchan to fine Trump $4,000 for violating the gag order four times last week. Trump claimed, inaccurately, that the gag order will prevent him from taking the witness stand to defend himself.

The trial is seen as a significant obstacle for Trump's 2024 presidential campaign. Trump faces three other criminal prosecutions, though it is not clear whether any of them will go to trial before the November 5 presidential election. Trump claims prosecutors are working with Democratic President Joe Biden to undercut his bid to win back the White House and says Justice Merchan faces a conflict of interest because his daughter has done work for Democratic politicians.

Key Takeaways

  • Trump calls hush money trial a "witch hunt" and accuses President Biden of being "crooked".
  • Trump faces 34 counts of fraudulently altering business documents related to Stormy Daniels' hush money payment.
  • Hope Hicks testifies that Trump knew about the hush money payment and tried to blame Michael Cohen.
  • Trump's lawyers aim to undermine prosecution witnesses' credibility, including Daniels and Cohen.
  • Trial outcome may impact Trump's 2024 presidential campaign and raises concerns about US justice system integrity.