Ex-Dem NY Gov. Paterson Blasts ‘Rigged’ Prosecution of Donald Trump as Pataki Worries of Election Impact

Democratic ex-New York Gov. David Paterson says he would have wanted President Biden to consider pardoning Donald Trump in his hush-money conviction if the prez had the power.

Paterson, speaking Sunday on 77 WABC radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” agreed with Trump’s gripes that the case was “rigged.

“There are a lot … of erroneous qualities to that trial,” Paterson said. “Some of the people who are involved: A person who worked at the White House somehow wound up in the Manhattan DA’s Office.

“All of it, when it adds up, really looks very much like what the former president describes it as,” the top Dem told host John Catsimatidis.

A US president cannot pardon someone of state crimes — such as the felony raps involving falsifying business records that Trump was convicted of in Manhattan court last week — but if the commander in chief could, he should have considered it in this case, Paterson said. (Read more from “Ex-Dem NY Gov. Paterson Blasts ‘Rigged’ Prosecution of Donald Trump as Pataki Worries of Election Impact” HERE)