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Sen. Marco Rubio Compares Trump Trial to Soviet Sham Trials

Senator Marco Rubio recently compared the Trump trial to the ‘sham trial’ the old Soviet Union used against ‘political opponents.’

These are also know as the Moscow trials.

It’s a bold and accurate statement.

This came after Judge Juan Merchan gave the jury their confusing instructions, verbally only, before they started deliberating.

There were a few different reports about what exactly Merchan said in his instructions, but one thing’s for sure, this trial has everyone hanging on the edge of their seat.

In case you’re not familiar with the Moscow trials, Google admits:

The Moscow trials were a series of show trials held by the Soviet Union between 1922 and 1938 at the instigation of Joseph Stalin. They were nominally directed against members of the “Right Opposition” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Breitbart reports:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) compared the Trump business records trial to the “sham trial” the old Soviet Union used against “political opponents.”

Rubio’s comments came hours after Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing former President Donald Trump’s trial, gave the jury instructions prior to their deliberations beginning. Various reports came out regarding what Merchan said in his instructions.

CNN reported that Merchan told jurors they “must be unanimous if they find Trump guilty on each count – on whether he committed the crime personally, acted in concert with others or both.”

Others, such as John Roberts, the co-anchor of America Reports on Fox News, and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, reported Merchan said there was “no need to agree on what occurred. They can disagree on what the crime was among the three choices. Thus, this means that they could split 4-4-4 and he will still treat them as unanimous.”

“Judge in Trump case in NYC just told jury they don’t have to unanimously agree on which crime was committed as long as they all at least pick one,” Rubio wrote in his post on X. “And that among the crimes the can pick from are ones Trump WASN’T EVEN CHARGED WITH!!! This is exactly the kind of sham trial used against political opponents of the regime in the old Soviet Union.”

During the mid-to-late 1930s, while the Soviet Union was under the control of dictator Joseph Stalin, there were “show trials,” which refers to the “Great Purge.” The trials were “clearly staged events,” in which those accused of crimes had “admitted to being traitors and spies,” according to

“Later, historians learned that the defendants agreed to these forced confessions only after being interrogated, threatened and tortured,” the outlet added.

And then America ran to Stalin’s aide. How long have Communists been in this country is the real question.


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