Trump Slams Judge Following Cohen Testimony

( – Former President Donald Trump’s ex-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, took the stand at the Manhattan criminal trial. Two Republican senators, Tommy Tubberville (AL) and JD Vance (OH), traveled to New York to show the presumptive GOP nominee their support. After the hearing, Trump ripped into the judge with the lawmakers by his side.

On May 13, Cohen claimed the former president directed him to pay Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, $130,000 before the 2016 election. He alleged he was also told to falsify records to cover up the payment. He said Trump was worried about women voters if the allegations came out that he’d had an affair with an adult film star in the wake of the Access Hollywood video being released. Cohen disguised the repayment of the money as legal invoices.

After the first day of Cohen’s testimony, Trump spoke to reporters outside the courtroom. He called Judge Juan Merchan “corrupt” and said he’s “highly conflicted” and keeping the Republican nominee from the campaign trail.

“He’s an appointed New York judge. He’s appointed,” Trump said of Merchan.

Although there’s a gag order on Trump preventing him from speaking about witnesses, the jury, and family connected to those involved in the case, he’s well within his rights to criticize the judge.

Trump said Vance and Tubberville were there to support him because they thought it was a “terrible thing that [was] happening to democracy” in America. He implored lawmakers to pass laws to prevent him from being prosecuted.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) left Capitol Hill on Tuesday to travel to New York and show his support for Trump as well. In a press conference outside the Manhattan courtroom, Johnson alleged the case against the Republican nominee was a “sham.”

Johnson also attacked the US justice system, saying it was “corrupt” and alleged the prosecution of Trump was “all about politics.” The investigation into the former president began long before he declared his intentions to run for a second term. Still, the speaker claimed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case was “election interference.”

Johnson said the American people weren’t “going to let this stand.”

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