Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday (April 9), former President Donald Trump’s lawyer called allegations against Trump a “rancid ham sandwich.”
Jim Trusty, one of the attorneys on Trump’s defense team, asserted that the criminal justice system should not start by “targeting people,” describing the situation as “absurd” and highlighting that several prosecutors passed on the “rancid ham sandwich of an Indictment.”
Since Trump’s indictment on Thursday (March 30), Trump and his advisers have criticized the case against him.
The former President is charged with three felony counts of falsifying corporate records stemming from alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, days before the 2016 election.
But Trump, who became the first sitting or former President to face criminal charges, has wasted no time attacking the strength of the case against him, starting with an intense attack on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is prosecuting the case.
Trump’s legal team has largely echoed the Criticism of the District Attorney.
The former President has also publicly criticized the judge in the case, suggesting he is biased.
The attacks on Judge Juan Merchan came to a head when Donald Trump Jr. posted a photo of the judge’s daughter on social media, and the Trump team attacked the Merchan family for their alleged involvement in Democratic politics.
But Trusty insisted the attacks on the judge were not personal and rather pointed out that the judge has a bias and a “political interest that is contrary to… Trump’s.”