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House Republican Speaker Mike Johnson Joins Trump in Court, Echoes Criticism

  • Mike Johnson, the most senior Republican in the Congress, joins Trump in his trials

Mike Johnson, the Republican who’s currently leading the Congress, joined Donald Trump at his latest trial about hush money on Tuesday. He seems to have echoed his assertions that the current four criminal cases against the former President are nothing but an attempt to to undermine his bid to reclaim the White House. Or as Johnson said, a “disgrace”.

“These are nothing but politically motivated trials, a disgrace. This is election interference.” said Johnson, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to the reporters that were waiting outside the courtroom.

In other words, he repeated Trump’s own words in labeling the entire process as nothing but a witch hunt and a sham. “It’s close to impossible for anyone to deny, especially for those who look at this objectively, that the judicial system in our country has been weaponized against President Trump.”

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The three other cases charged Trump with trying to overturn his 2020 presidential defeat and even mishandling classified documents after leaving office. Naturally, Trump pleaded not guilty in all four cases.

Mike Johnson is the most senior party member who appeared next to Trump outside the New York courtroom, in a trial where he’s being accused of trying to cover up a payment to an adult film star to improve his 2016 presidential campaign.

As we later found out, Johnson listened to Trump’s testimony from an overflow room that has been used by journalists to monitor on closed-circuit television. Trump’s fellow Republicans, which also include senators and other House lawmakers, started appearing at the New York courthouse, in the most recent days, right after he bemoaned a shortage of supporters.

To this day, Trump’s opinions have a great impact among House Republicans, especially since he has given Johnson his full support in the face of an ouster threat by firebrand Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Only recently, the House tried to push Johnson out, but he is moving forward with legislation that would require clear proof of U.S. citizenship for registering to vote. This comes after Trump’s claims that migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally might vote in November.

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