Pals: Putin Defends Trump After Criminal Charges, Attacks Prosecutors

Russia’s Vladimir Putin is rushing to the defense of Donald Trump and attacking the prosecutors who have indicted the former president.

“Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the four separate criminal cases against former U.S. President Donald Trump are politically motivated.

“Everything that is happening with Trump, this is persecution for political reasons of one’s political rival,” Putin said at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, state-owned news agency Ria Novosti reported.

Putin said the cases against the former American president show “the rottenness of the American political system, which cannot pretend to teach others about democracy.”” [READ MORE]