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Citizens Defending Freedom’s Statement Condemning Lawfare and Conviction Against Former President Trump in the New York Business Records Case

Updated: Jun 10

In light of the recent conviction of former President Donald J. Trump in the New York Business Records case, we express our unequivocal condemnation of what appears to be a clear case of lawfare. The utilization of the judicial system as a weapon for political retribution undermines the fundamental principles of justice, due process, and the rule of law upon which our nation was founded. 


The charges against former President Trump in the New York Business Records case hinge on alleged financial discrepancies within his business dealings. However, the pursuit of these charges appears to be driven more by political animus than by a genuine commitment to justice. This selective prosecution raises serious concerns about the fairness and impartiality of the legal process. 


The concept of lawfare—using legal means to achieve political ends—is a dangerous and corrosive practice that must be condemned unequivocally. Our legal system should not be weaponized to target political opponents or to advance partisan agendas. Such actions undermine the rule of law and threaten the stability and unity of our nation.


The conviction of former President Trump represents a troubling precedent in the use of legal processes for partisan purposes. It is essential to recognize that the legal system must remain impartial and free from political influence to maintain the public's trust in its integrity. When legal actions are perceived as politically motivated, it erodes confidence in our judicial institutions and threatens the very fabric of our democratic society.


Throughout his presidency and beyond, Donald J. Trump has faced relentless opposition and scrutiny.   While it is the right of individuals to disagree with his policies and actions, it is entirely inappropriate to use the legal system as a tool to settle political scores. The principle of "innocent until proven guilty" must be upheld for all citizens, regardless of their political affiliation or status.


We call for a thorough and impartial review of the processes and motivations behind this conviction. It is imperative that any legal action taken against a former president be based on clear and incontrovertible evidence, free from the taint of political bias. The American people deserve to have confidence that the law is applied equally and fairly to everyone, regardless of political or policy differences.


We urge all Americans, regardless of political affiliation, to stand against the misuse of the legal system for political purposes. It is only by maintaining the integrity of our judicial institutions that we can ensure justice, fairness, and the preservation of our democratic values.


The conviction of former President Trump in the New York Business Records case represents a troubling instance of lawfare that demands our attention and condemnation. Let us reaffirm our commitment to the principles of justice and the rule of law, ensuring that our legal system remains impartial, fair, and free from political influence.



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