Stephanopoulos Goes Crazy After Trump Attorney Points Out the Obvious About Manhattan Verdict

Stephanopoulos Goes Crazy After Trump Attorney Points Out the Obvious About Manhattan Verdict

On Thursday, former President Donald Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts related to falsifying business records in the highly publicized hush money case in New York City.

Although Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg spearheaded the case, President Joe Biden and his administration did not discourage the Democrat from pursuing these contentious charges. In fact, they seemed to leverage the situation politically. One of Biden’s former Department of Justice officials even played a key role in the prosecution.

However, bringing up Biden’s indirect involvement in prosecuting his main political rival tends to provoke a strong reaction, as seen when George Stephanopoulos, former Bill Clinton press secretary and current ABC News anchor, became notably agitated.

The incident occurred during Trump attorney Will Scharf’s appearance on Sunday’s “This Week.” Scharf pointed out that the Stormy Daniels “hush money” issue was previously known as “the zombie case” before Trump was charged last year.

“It sat and sat and sat. It could have been brought at any point after 2020,” Scharf remarked.

“And then suddenly, when President Trump announced his campaign for president, it was dusted off, rushed in front of a grand jury, and then rushed into court,” he continued.

“You want to talk about the politicization of the legal system, I mean this is Exhibit A,” Scharf argued. “It’s absolutely unprecedented in American history. It’s not the way that our campaigns are supposed to be run. We contest elections at the ballot box, not in the courts in this country.”

Stephanopoulos acknowledged that this was “true,” but emphasized that America has never “had a former president or presidential candidate facing the kind of charges that the president faced because of his own activities. And, of course, the attorney general in Manhattan has nothing to do with the Department of Justice.”

“I vehemently disagree that the district attorney in New York was not politically motivated here, and I vehemently disagree that President Biden and his political allies aren’t up their necks in this prosecution,” Scharf countered. “I think the fact that the Biden campaign –”

At this point, Stephanopoulos interjected, “There’s no evidence here of that, sir! There’s no — there’s not — I’m not going to let you continue to say that. There’s just zero evidence of that.”

Despite Stephanopoulos’s interruptions, Scharf pressed on, “Well, how about the fact that Matthew Colangelo was standing — was standing over Alvin Bragg’s shoulder when he announced this verdict?” Scharf referred to the former DOJ official hired by Bragg’s office.

“Colangelo was the No. 3 official in the Biden Department of Justice who suddenly disappears and shows up as an assistant district attorney, right as Trump’s case in New York starts to proceed. You want to talk about political –”

“After the decision was made there –,” Stephanopoulos interrupted again.

“You want to talk about political coordination, George, it’s right there in front of you,” Scharf asserted.

“This has nothing to do — this has nothing to do — no, it’s not. This has nothing to do with President Biden,” Stephanopoulos insisted, somewhat discomposed. “Do you want to answer the question about the sentencing process or not?”

“I completely disagree that this has nothing to do with President Biden,” Scharf maintained, adding, “With respect to sentencing, as I said before, we’re going to vigorously challenge this case on appeal.”

Let’s not overlook that the involvement of Colangelo alone raises significant questions.

Having one of the top DOJ officials — previously involved in political consulting for the Democratic National Committee in 2018, as noted by Fox News — join Bragg’s team to help prosecute Trump is highly questionable.

Moreover, Colangelo’s presence behind Bragg during the press conference where the Manhattan DA celebrated the verdict was hardly a good look:

This was not the only questionable aspect, however.

If there’s truly “no evidence” that the Biden administration supported a politically charged prosecution by a prominent Democrat, why did the administration hold a news conference outside the Manhattan courthouse during the trial — featuring Robert De Niro as an unlikely spokesperson?

Furthermore, President Biden — who has publicly criticized Supreme Court decisions and rebuked the high court during his State of the Union addresses — insisted that the American people and Trump’s campaign must respect the jury’s verdict.

“It’s reckless, it’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible for anyone to say this was rigged just because they don’t like the verdict,” Biden stated during remarks at the White House on Friday.

“Our justice system has endured for nearly 250 years, and it literally is the cornerstone of America,” he added. “The justice system should be respected. And we should never allow anyone to tear it down.”

Yet, mentioning the Biden administration’s questionable use of the trial as a political tool seems to trigger an overreaction from George Stephanopoulos.

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