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The US judicial system is affected by politics, Trump’s ex-lawyer said.

The US judicial system is affected by politics, Trump’s ex-lawyer said.

The entire US judicial system has been affected by politics, which is very dangerous for the country, Joe Tacopina, a former lawyer for former President Donald Trump said.

“When you have an entire system affected by politics, it’s an unhealthy mixture. It’s a very dangerous elixir. Unfortunately, that’s what we see here,” he said.


Tacopina stressed that he does not want to end up in a situation where the judiciary is used as a weapon and that it must remain independent from the executive and legislative branches.

“Regardless of whether you support Trump or don’t support him, there is no doubt that there are a lot of politics behind this atmosphere and these legal reasons,” he added, also noting that it is a “pretty difficult time” for the United States.

Trump faces a total of 91 charges in four criminal cases, which the Republican politician calls an attempt by the Democratic establishment to prevent him from returning to the White House. The most serious articles threaten Trump with 20 years in prison. If the punishment is determined by adding sentences, he could end up behind bars for several centuries. Based on the totality of charges, the politician faces more than 700 years in prison.

Trump has insisted he cannot be tried for actions dating back to his time as US president, including the centerpiece of the trial – the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the Capitol by his supporters in an attempt to disrupt Congress’ certification of his Democratic rival Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

Trump’s position did not find support in the Washington District Court, where the case is being heard; on Tuesday, an attempt to appeal the lower court’s decision was rejected by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.