Jonathan Turley: Trump Trial Was ‘Abuse’ of America’s Justice System

Jonathan Turley: Trump Trial Was ‘Abuse’ of America’s Justice System

Renowned legal scholar Professor Jonathan Turley has blasted the “hush money” trial against President Donald Trump as an “abuse” of America’s once-great justice system.

Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, discussed the Trump trial verdict with Fox News star Judge Jeanine Pirro.

During an appearance on “America Reports,” Turley described the “guilty” verdict as “popular justice of Manhattan.”

However, he noted that this is not the kind of justice Americans “look for.”

Turley compared the trial to Special Counsel Robert Hur’s classified documents case against Democrat President Joe Biden.

Hur noted in his report that Biden was found to have mishandled classified material.

However, the special counsel chose not to pursue a conviction because the just would unlike convict Biden due to his diminished mental state.

Turley explains:

“Well, there’s an irony, of course, because you just had a special counsel who said, I’m not indicting the president because he’s an elderly* man with a failing memory…

“So there is that irony.

“Look, we agree on this, the justice system being the touchstone of all Americans.

“But this was an abuse,” Turley warned.

“And I think that people who are fair-minded would say this was a basically popular justice of Manhattan, but it wasn’t the justice we look forward to in our legal system.”

Turley also noted that federal prosecutors had previously determined that Trump had not committed a crime before the state case was launched.

Pirro also weighed in on the long-term implications of the lawfare trial.

She noted that the Democrats’ conviction of their number one political enemy now means they can go after “whomever they want.”


Trump was found guilty on all counts in his historic and unprecedented criminal trial.

The verdict makes Trump the first former president of the United States to be convicted of a crime.

George Soros-funded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, charged Trump with 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

During the long trial in deep-blue New York City, Bragg failed to provide any evidence to support the allegations against Trump.

Nevertheless, the politically motivated case was stacked against Trump from the very beginning.

Trump pleaded not guilty to all counts.