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Trump’s private demand to Johnson: Help overturn my conviction

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
From The Left
Politics, Donald Trump, Mike Johnson, Conviction, Hush Money
Wilfredo Lee/AP

Donald Trump makes his first visit to Capitol Hill since leaving the presidency Thursday morning, meeting with Republican lawmakers in what is being billed as a resolutely forward-looking session focused on a potential 2025 legislative agenda.

In fact, Trump has bigger, more immediate legislative priorities.

He has been obsessed in recent weeks with harnessing the powers of Congress to fight on his own behalf and go to war against the Democrats he accuses of “weaponizing” the justice system against him.

It’s a campaign he orchestrated in the days after his...

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