Nikki Haley breaks silence to denounce Trump hush money probe

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Nikki Haley has broken her silence to join fellow Republicans in denouncing the hush money investigation of former President Donald Trump.

After keeping quiet for days, the only major announced presidential rival to Trump accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of using the probe to score “political points.”

”When you get into political prosecutions like this, it’s more about revenge than it is about justice,” Haley, who served as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, said late Monday.

“You never want to condone any sort of prosecution that’s being politicized, because we know that that’s just political revenge,” Haley said on Fox News. “And I think we have seen enough of that over the past few years.”

Haley spoke out a day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, another putative GOP White House candidate, also denounced Bragg for targeting Trump.

Both leaders had come under attack by Trump supporters for being reluctant to defend the former president after Trump said he expected to be indicted in the Bragg probe.

DeSantis made a point of also dinging Trump for getting himself into the R-rated mess in the first place, spurring Trump to warn his potential rival that he too could find himself dealing with smears.

Haley insisted she isn’t going to get involved in that frat house food fight between the two presidential rivals.

“They can go back and forth on all of that stuff,” Haley said of the spat between Trump and DeSantis.