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US House speaker says Trump verdict a ‘shameful day’ in US history

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Republican US House Speaker Mike Johnson described Donald Trump’s conviction on all charges in his hush money case Thursday as “shameful.”

“Today is a shameful day in American history. Democrats cheered as they convicted the leader of the opposing party on ridiculous charges, predicated on the testimony of a disbarred, convicted felon. This was a purely political exercise, not a legal one,” he said in a statement.

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