Trump Lawyer Todd Blanche: ‘We Were All More Upset Than Trump Was’ Over The Trial’s Unfairness
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 13: Attorney Todd Blanche sits in court during the trial of former President Donald Trump for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 13, 2024 in New York City. Former U.S. President Donald Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial.
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Trump attorney Todd Blanche said on Friday that former President Donald Trump’s legal team was even more upset than he was about just how unfair the trial in Manhattan was following its conclusion.

The verdict was the culmination of a weeks-long courtroom battle in which Trump said that he was the target of a “political persecution” — a point that was seemingly validated when President Joe Biden sent his re-campaign to hold a political event outside the courthouse this week. The former president was found guilty on all 34 charges brought in the hush-money trial.

“We have been saying for over a year that we couldn’t get a fair trial in Manhattan, we couldn’t get a fair trial with the judge,” Blanche told Fox News. “And it played out in lots of ways exactly as we expected.”

“I think that there were a lot of decisions that [the judge] made leading up to the trial which really hurt us, a trial that we very much disagree with,” he continued. “And what happens in a trial is, you show up for trial and all those decisions that have been made in the weeks and months leading up to trial, they matter, the evidence that can come in, the evidence that cannot come in. And when we showed up at trial, that’s where we really felt that we weren’t getting a fair shake.”

He said that Trump’s constitutional rights were violated “in many ways,” including “the gag order that was put in place.”

“You had a situation where President Trump, who’s on the campaign trail and is trying to compete with voices that are saying things every day that he cannot respond to without the risk of being fined, which he was, or going to prison for violating it,” he said. “That affects not only President Trump. That affects every voter, whether they’re going to vote for President Trump or against President Trump. That affects every single voter in this country, because they don’t get to hear from the candidate. We very much disagree with that order.”


“There’s a lot that’s happened over the past year that I think that Americans should look very hard at, just that the whole way this case was charged,” he continued. “The district attorney says that this type of case is a bread-and-butter, that they do these cases all the time. That is not true. It’s just not true. This is a case that the records of — President Trump’s personal records, his personal checkbook from 2017, is what he was on trial for.”

“The point that we have been saying is that this is not fair,” he later added. “This is not what this country should be doing to its political leaders past and present.”

“We were all more upset than he was,” Blanche added in speaking about Trump’s initial reaction to the verdict.


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