Laura Ingraham: Manhattan Trial a "Big Mistake" for Attempting to "Demolish Trump

Fox News host Laura Ingraham dismisses the significance of Michael Cohen's recording of former President Trump, arguing that it failed to prove anything and the trial is merely an attempt to damage Trump's reputation.

LAURA INGRAHAM: NY vs. Trump was 'a bomb from day one'

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has vehemently criticized the ongoing Manhattan trial against former President Donald Trump, labeling it a "big mistake" and a ploy to "demolish" Trump.

On Monday's episode of "The Ingraham Angle," Ingraham dismissed the relevance of a taped conversation between Trump and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, which was played in court. The recording, made in 2016, allegedly discussed plans to purchase the rights to a story from Karen McDougal, who claimed to have had an affair with Trump.

Ingraham argued that the tape proved nothing and amounted to nothing more than hype. She questioned the credibility of Cohen, who has admitted to lying to Congress in the past, and the reliability of McDougal, whom she referred to as a "nutty porn star."

"Ironically, Alvin Bragg hopes that Jughead is his fixer, that Michael Cohen can help deliver a guilty verdict in a case that was a bomb from day one," Ingraham said, referring to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. "Now, only the radical, far-left legal mind would think that a convicted perjurer and a nutty porn star should be considered serious people, let alone help decide the next presidential election."

Ingraham asserted that the trial is politically motivated and part of a larger effort to damage Trump's reputation. She argued that the charges against Trump are baseless and that the prosecution is attempting to use the case to influence the upcoming presidential election.

"This is not about justice," Ingraham said. "This is about politics. This is about trying to destroy Donald Trump."

Ingraham's comments have been met with criticism from some legal experts, who argue that she is downplaying the seriousness of the charges against Trump. The Manhattan District Attorney's office has accused Trump of falsifying business records and misleading lenders about his assets.

The trial is expected to continue for several weeks, and it remains unclear whether the prosecution will be able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. However, Ingraham's remarks suggest that the trial is already being viewed by some as a political spectacle rather than a fair and impartial proceeding.