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Senator JD Vance Calls ‘Political Persecution’ of Trump a ‘Grave Miscarriage of Justice’
U.S. Senator JD Vance (R-OH) said that the indictment against former President Donald Trump, a 2024 presidential candidate, is a “grave miscarriage of justice.”
Thursday’s indictment results from the protracted investigation into Trump’s alleged use of hush money in connection with porn star Stormy Daniels. To keep Daniels from disclosing her alleged 2006 affair with Trump, Trump’s then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 as part of a non-closure agreement near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump allegedly then paid Cohen back in installments. Trump has denied the affair.
Legal professionals have said that the case of falsifying company records is not strong, especially because Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg insisted on elevating the charge to a felony. In New York, this is usually a misdemeanor.
Trump is the first former president to face criminal charges. Detractors claim that the case is politically motivated by Democrats against Trump, who declared his presidential campaign soon after the mid-term elections in November of 2022.
According to Vance, Trump’s indictment is political retaliation posing as legal action.