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Speaker Johnson Rips into Disgraceful Trump Trial

This week, Speaker Johnson's sentiments about Trump's trial resonated with millions of Americans, calling it a "sham."

House Speaker Mike Johnson, didn’t mince words in New York on Tuesday as he tore into the hush-money criminal trial of Donald Trump. Johnson, an experienced attorney himself, didn’t shy away from calling the trial a “sham” and a blatant attempt to manipulate the 2024 presidential election, which is exactly what it is.

According to Johnson, the American public is growing increasingly disillusioned with the U.S. justice system, perceiving it as a tool that’s being flagrantly abused. And it’s not just about Trump—the integrity of our institutions is at stake here. Johnson points out that Trump’s actions, which are at the center of the trial, had been previously scrutinized with no charges filed. “Why is that?” he provocatively asked, only to immediately supply the answer: “Because there’s no crime here.”

The timing of the charges by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, reeks of political motivation, initiated a mere six months from election day. Johnson highlighted the undeniable partisanship at play, with a courtroom stacked with Democrats—a Biden donor judge and an assistant district attorney recently linked to Biden’s DOJ and financially connected to the Democratic National Committee.

And then there’s the “star witness,” Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, whose credibility Johnson shredded as nothing more than a disgraced liar bent on personal revenge. After all, Cohen’s history of deception includes lying to Congress in 2017, an act that contributed to his disbarment.

Amidst all this, even Republicans who’ve been critical of Johnson, like Marjorie Taylor Greene, agree on one thing: the Trump trials are an utter disgrace to the American judicial system, a clear manipulation to damage a political adversary. The issued gag order against Trump only adds insult to injury, stifling his freedom of speech when it’s most crucial.

As the legal drama unfolds, Johnson vowed that Congress would keep the spotlight on these proceedings, emphasizing their constitutional duty to do so. “The American people are not going to let this stand,” he asserted. “Election Day cannot get here soon enough.”

This trial is more than a legal battle; it’s a stark illustration of how far the opponents of conservatism will go to dismantle a figure like Trump, employing every trick in the book to create an environment so skewed that it might make Biden appear more palatable. But as Johnson and many others see it, it’s a desperate ploy that will ultimately fail to deceive the American electorate.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.