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Former NY Democrat Governor Hits out Against ‘Rigged’ Trump Prosecution

Former New York Governor David Paterson, a Democrat, has reportedly stated that he would have preferred if President Biden had considered pardoning Donald Trump for his hush-money conviction if the president had the authority.

Paterson concurred with Trump’s assertion that the case was “rigged” during his appearance on “The Cats Roundtable” on 77 WABC radio on Sunday.

“There are a lot … of erroneous qualities to that trial. Some of the people who are involved: A person who worked at the White House somehow wound up in the Manhattan DA’s Office.” Patterson said.

“All of it, when it adds up, really looks very much like what the former president describes it as,” he continued.

According to Paterson, the commander in chief should have contemplated pardoning an individual for state offenses, such as the felony charges of falsifying business records that Trump was convicted of in Manhattan court last week.

“Sometimes when you’re a leader and you’re willing to put yourself at the center of acrimony and controversy, both sides may come down on you,” Patterson continued.

“But years later, upon reflection, I’m sure they’ll respect you,” he added.

Trump is also being charged with federal offenses for allegedly transporting national security documents to Mar-a-Lago and for unrest at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

If convicted, both of these offenses would potentially be pardonable.

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