Former NY Governor Cuomo: Criminal Case And Civil Case Against Trump Should’ve ‘Never Been Brought’

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said this week that he believes the criminal case and civil case against former President Donald Trump in New York should have never been brought because it was weaponizing the justice system for political reasons.

Cuomo made the remarks during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time” with liberal comedian and talkshow host Bill Maher.

New York Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump earlier this year to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in the civil fraud case that was brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James while a jury in Manhattan convicted Trump in a criminal trial several weeks ago in a controversial case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

“You know what’s scary about this from my point of view?” Cuomo said. “The trials in New York. There’s Florida, Georgia, and two in New York. The two trials in New York: New Yorkers said, 66% said, the justice system is politicized. And there’s nobody in New York who likes Trump. And still, 66% said the justice system is politicized. That’s why I think he’s not paying the same price for these verdicts because they believe it is political. And you wanna talk about a threat to democracy? When you have this country believing you’re playing politics with the justice system, and you’re trying to put people in jail or convict them for political reasons, then we have a big problem.”

Maher then noted that the fallout from Trump’s conviction in the criminal trial has led to “the greatest fundraising bonanza ever” for Trump.

“He was lagging behind Biden and now he’s pulled quite a bit ahead,” Maher said. “That trial was the greatest reason people had to send their checks for five, 10, 25, whatever dollars to Donald Trump.”

Cuomo added: “The attorney general’s case in New York, frankly, should have never been brought, and if his name was not Donald Trump, and he if he wasn’t running for president, I’m the former AG in New York, I’m telling you that case would have never been brought, and that’s what is offensive to people.”


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