Whoopi Goldberg expressed her sadness earlier this week when hearing of the indictment against former President Donald Trump, according to The Daily Caller. Trump is facing 34 charges connected to business fraud and paying $130,000 to Stormy Daniels to allegedly cover up an extramarital affair.
The co-host of “The View” called the indictment and arraignment of Trump “sad,” but also said that she was glad that something is finally happening. But Joy Behar disagreed with her, saying that it is not sad that he’s being indicted because “he committed certain crimes.” She added that that is “American justice.”
Goldberg continued to say that this event is the first time in their lives they are witnessing something like this. Trump is currently the first U.S. president to have ever been criminally charged. If found guilty on all counts, he faces over 100 years in prison.
The hosts brought up other presidents who would have probably been charged with crimes but were not, including President Richard Nixon in 1974 over the Watergate scandal.
The former president has maintained his innocence and pleaded not guilty to all charges. In a suit related to Stormy Daniels, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just ordered that she pay Trump an additional $121,000 in legal fees. This makes a total of $600,000, according to The Western Journal.
Daniels initiated a defamation suit against Trump after he posted a tweet saying that her claim that they had an affair was a “con job.” Accusing the tweet of being “false and defamatory,” she then sued the former president with the now-disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti.
The federal judge decided that Trump’s speech was protected by the First Amendment and constituted rhetoric typical of political discourse.
The judge presiding over the case brought against Trump by the Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is being accused of political bias as he has previously donated to the Democratic Party, according to The Western Journal.