Pres. Trump: ‘There Was No Crime’

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OAN Political Correspondent Daniel Baldwin
Updated 11:04 am – Monday, March 20, 2023

press. Donald Trump defended his innocence in a series of statements on Truth Social Sunday afternoon amid rumors that he could be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office later this week.

“When Alvin Bragg first took office, he, like many other prosecutors, made it very clear that there would be no lawsuit against Donald J. Trump. I have written in a true society. “Then the Biden administration, Democrats and the fake news media started pushing him hard and lo and behold, he said there might be a lawsuit after all.”

Trump was referring to the beginning of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s term. His two chief prosecutors, Carrie Dunn and Mark Pomerantz, resigned after Bragg initially said he was not ready to move forward with the indictment against the 45th president. Following his resignation, Bragg released a statement regarding the ongoing investigation, emphasizing that he is still working on the case.

“In recent weeks, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been repeatedly asked if the investigation into former President Donald J. Trump, the Trump Organization, and its leadership is ongoing,” Bragg said. said in a statement. “that’s right.”

Bragg is investigating The alleged role of the president in his company’s classification of paying $130,000 hush money to adult actress Stormy Daniels. Trump has called for protests over possible looming indictments.

Law enforcement officials in New York were reportedly preparing security for possible indictments. 45th The president is indicted in connection with hush money allegedly paid by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to adult actress Stormy Daniels. Cohen reportedly paid Daniels $130,000. rice field. Prosecutors are expected to press charges against Trump, accusing him of overseeing false records of refunds to Cohen in the company’s record keeping, according to reports.

Trump continued to maintain complete innocence after suggesting he could face arrest as well on Tuesday.

“There was no ‘misdemeanor’ here either.” Said Trump. “There was no crime. All the rest of the many Democratic law enforcement officers who saw it passed. So did Cy Vance, so did Bragg. But much later, he changed his mind.Hey, why?Prosecutorial misconduct and election interference.Investigate investigators!”

Republican lawmakers flocked to defend 45th House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has issued multiple scathing statements directed at Bragg.

“This is an outrageous abuse of power by a radical Attorney General who neglects violent criminals in his pursuit of political vendetta against President Trump,” McCarthy tweeted. “I am directing the relevant commissions to immediately investigate whether federal funds are being used to subvert democracy by obstructing elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”

McCarthy said on Sunday afternoon that he would double down on the threat of the investigation, specifically targeting “the Soros-backed DA.”

“Alvin Bragg is exploiting his office to target President Trump while reducing most felonies, including violent crimes, to misdemeanors,” McCarthy said. “He has different rules for his political opponents. Republicans have stopped his DC crime law, which is radical. We will investigate the use of federal funds that are being used.”

Former Vice President Mike Pence and 2024 prospect Vivek Ramaswamy issued statements denouncing the potential indictment.

Trump’s first campaign rally of 2024 is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 in Waco, Texas.

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