President Donald Trump detailed the intense and sad moment of his arraignment in Manhattan, New York earlier this month, revealing the absurdity that a former president who had given up everything to save America would face such a thing had officers “crying.”
During an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Trump recalled his arraignment in the case brought against him by ‘corrupt’ District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
The former president pleaded not guilty to 34 charges relating to allegations he falsified business records in Stormy Daniels’ hush-money case.
Trump revealed that several New York Police Department officers were crying while he was being processed during his arraignment.
“It was a horrible thing because I did nothing wrong. Absolutely nothing wrong. You look at even the pundits and the legal and the legal analysts – Greg Jarret. All of these really talented people. They’re saying he didn’t do anything wrong. So that’s number one,” Trump said.
“Number two, they were incredible. When I went to the courthouse, which is also a prison in a sense, they signed me in. And I’ll tell you. People were crying. People that work there. Professionally work there that have no problems putting in murders and they see everybody,” Trump added.
“It’s a tough, tough place. And they were crying. They were actually crying. They said I’m sorry. They said ‘2024, sir. 2024.’ And tears were flowing from their eyes,” he said.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. Those people are phenomenal. Those are your police. Those are the people that work at the courthouse. They’re unbelievable people,” Trump added. “This is all weaponization. They’re weaponizing our justice system.”
Meanwhile, even legal experts from left-leaning publications admitted how Bragg’s case is extremely weak.
Senior correspondent at Vox, Ian Millhiser, wrote:
“There is something painfully anticlimactic about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Trump. It concerns not Trump’s efforts to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States, but his alleged effort to cover up a possible extramarital affair with a porn star. And there’s a very real risk that this indictment will end in an even bigger anticlimax. It is unclear that the felony statute that Trump is accused of violating actually applies to him.”
Mark Stern, a reporter from left-leaning outlet Slate, published a story titled, “The Trump Indictment Is Not the Slam-Dunk Case Democrats Wanted.”
Even some RINOs admit Trump’s indictment isn’t all it is cracked up to be.
Anti-Trump GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said this in a statement:
“I believe President Trump’s character and conduct make him unfit for office. Even so, I believe the New York prosecutor has stretched to reach felony criminal charges in order to fit a political agenda. No one is above the law, not even former presidents, but everyone is entitled to equal treatment under the law. The prosecutor’s overreach sets a dangerous precedent for criminalizing political opponents and damages the public’s faith in our justice system.”
Then there are also the repercussions Bragg could face for his dubious indictment.
Last week, Rand Paul warned Bragg that he could face arrest after new evidence surfaced in Trump’s case.
“Wonder if DA Bragg remembers Durham DA Mike Nifong, who withheld exculpatory DNA tests on the Duke lacrosse players,” Paul said.
“He was subsequently forced out of office, disbarred, and convicted of contempt of court,” the Republican Senator added, referring to Nifong, the district attorney in the 2006 case accusing Duke University lacrosse players of rape before they were exonerated and escaped jail.
Republican House Speaker McCarthy also vowed to hold Bragg accountable.
“Alvin Bragg is attempting to interfere in our democratic process by invoking federal law to bring politicized charges against President Trump, admittedly using federal funds, while at the same time arguing that the peoples’ representatives in Congress lack jurisdiction to investigate this farce. Not so. Bragg’s weaponization of the federal justice process will be held accountable by Congress,” McCarthy tweeted.