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Biden dismisses Trump's claims he's behind legal woes: 'I didn't know I was that powerful'

President Biden on Friday brushed off claims from former President Trump that he is responsible for Trump’s legal troubles after Trump was found guilty on 34 felony counts in New York.

“I didn’t know I was that powerful,” Biden said when asked by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy about Trump’s assertions.

Biden told Doocy he had “no idea” if the conviction in New York will help Trump in November’s elections. Asked if he was worried he could one day be indicted after his presidency, Biden said, “not at all.”

“I didn’t do anything wrong. The system still works,” Biden said.

A jury found Trump guilty of 34 felony counts that included general ledger entries in his business records that prosecutors said covered up repaying his then-attorney Michael Cohen, who paid porn actor Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election to keep quiet about an alleged affair from a decade prior.

The 12-person jury in the hush money trial returned its verdict late Thursday afternoon after deliberations lasted for approximately 11 hours.

In remarks on Friday morning, Trump claimed his legal problems were being orchestrated by President Biden “and his people,” though there is no evidence the Biden White House played a role in the case that was brought by the state of New York.

“I don’t know if Biden knows too much about it, because I don’t know if he knows too much about anything,” Trump said. But he’s nevertheless the president so we have to use his name.” 

Trump went on to repeatedly blast the trial as “rigged” and a “scam” and said he would appeal.

Biden earlier on Friday called Trump’s rhetoric “irresponsible” and “reckless.”

“Our justice system should be respected, and we should never allow anyone to tear it down; it’s as simple as that,” he added.


Source: The Hill

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