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Tuberville denounces Trump guilty verdict as a "political witch hunt"

On Wednesday, former President Donald J. Trump (R) was convicted on all 34 counts by a New York City jury in his hush money trial. U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) denounced the guilty verdict.

"It is a very dark day in American history," Sen. Tuberville said in a statement. "This 'trial' was a political witch hunt from the start. The fact that the Biden campaign staged a press conference outside the court tells you everything that you need to know."

"Liberal activist Alvin Bragg and Biden-donor Judge Merchan had a shared goal: to put President Trump behind bars," Sen. Tuberville continued. "Whether you consider the lop-sided jury, the gag order issued to silence only President Trump, the prosecution's failure to outline the alleged underlying crimes, or the lack of a unanimous verdict required for conviction, this trial was a complete joke, and a massive misuse of tax dollars."

"This is pure election interference and the American people will see through it," Tuberville charged. "We can't have a two-tier justice system. If we don't return to our Constitution, which guarantees every U.S. citizen the right to free speech and the right to a fair trial by an impartial jury, we are no better than Venezuela or communist China."

Following the trial, President Trump insisted he is a "very innocent man."

"I'm a very innocent man, and it's OK," Trump said. "I'm fighting for our country; I'm fighting for our Constitution.

"This was a rigged, disgraceful trial," said Trump. "The real verdict is going to be Nov. 5 by the people, and they know what happened here, and everybody knows what happened here."

"This was a rigged decision right from day one with a conflicted judge who should have never been allowed to try this case. Never," Trump continued. "And we will fight for our Constitution. This is long from over. Thank you very much."

Trump was found guilty of falsifying business records to cover up a payoff to former porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump is the first former president to be convicted of a felony.

Judge Merchan has set a sentencing date of July 11.


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