“Corrupt Soros-Backed DA” Trump Rages After Conviction on 34 Felony Counts

 “Corrupt Soros-Backed DA” Trump Rages After Conviction on 34 Felony Counts

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Donald Trump unleashed a furious tirade against the prosecutor who convicted him on 34 felony counts, just hours after Hunter Biden was found guilty of three felony gun charges. Last month, the former president was found guilty of falsifying business records to cover up other crimes, including violations of campaign finance laws. Late Tuesday, Trump took to Truth Social to express his anger.

“Corrupt Soros backed Manhattan D.A, Alvin Bragg, at the direction of Crooked Joe Biden and his DOJ, has always known that there was NO CRIME in the Case he filed against me,” Trump posted. “He didn’t even want to bring this ‘Zombie Case,’ but when forced to attack me for Election Interference purposes, Bragg attempted to make it look as bad as possible by ‘stacking the counts’ – A TOTAL SCAM.”

Prosecutors alleged that Trump falsified business records to conceal reimbursements to his former attorney Michael Cohen for hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, aiming to prevent voters from learning about their sexual relationship years earlier.

“The reality is that the whole Hoax is just about Legal Expenses being paid and marked as….Legal Expenses,” Trump posted. “Instead, the Prosecutors made up 34 counts out of 11 Checks, 11 Invoices, and 12 Entries by a highly respected bookkeeper in a Ledger. Even the Invoices said, ‘Legal Retainer.’ Why? Because that’s what it was, a payment to a then-fully accredited lawyer. Nothing illegal, no ‘conspiracies.’ THE APPELLATE COURTS HAVE TO END THIS WITCH HUNT AGAINST A POLITICAL OPPONENT!”

Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to violating campaign finance law with the payment to Daniels and other crimes related to his work for Trump. Prosecutors also presented evidence that Trump was aware of the hush money payment, which they argued was part of a broader conspiracy to deprive voters of negative information about him that was not properly reported as campaign expenditures.

Allen Weisselberg, the bookkeeper who logged those invoices, pleaded guilty in 2022 to 15 criminal charges, including grand larceny, criminal tax fraud, and falsifying business records, resulting in a five-month jail sentence.

Weisselberg was permanently banned in February from serving in a financial control function for any New York business. He pleaded guilty in April to lying under oath when he testified on Trump’s behalf in a civil fraud lawsuit, which ultimately resulted in a $455 million penalty against the ex-president and presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

As Trump continues to battle legal challenges, his latest outburst underscores the deep divisions and ongoing turmoil surrounding his political and personal life.

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