Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on Saturday slammed rumors of impeachment against President Trump, calling it “un-American” to prosecute the former president.
“It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political rivals,” the businessman said on Twitter. “If a Republican prosecutor had used campaign finance to arrest then-candidate John Kerry in 2004 while Bush and Cheney were in power, liberals would have screamed – and rightly so.”
“This will mark a dark moment in American history and erode public confidence in our electoral system itself,” Ramaswamy continued. “I urge the Manhattan District Attorney to reconsider this action and set aside partisan politics in favor of preserving our constitutional republic.
Manhattan prosecutors are reportedly planning to indict the former president over his alleged hush money scandal with porn star Stormy Daniels.
MCCARTHY LEADS COMMITTEES TO REVIEW WHETHER FEDERAL FUNDS HAVE BEEN USED FOR A POTENTIAL TRUMP INFRINGEMENT
During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump’s then-attorney Michael Cohen allegedly sent Daniels $130,000 to prevent her from publicizing her 2006 affair with Trump. Cohen was reportedly reimbursed in installments by Trump.
Prosecutors are likely to argue that paying Daniels $130,000 was an improper donation to the Trump campaign, since Daniels’ NDA helped his candidacy.
A court source told Fox News Digital that members of Alvin Bragg’s office will be meeting with law enforcement to “discuss logistics for some time next week, which would mean they face an indictment next week.”
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President Trump responded to the reports on Saturday morning and encouraged his supporters to protest.
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“NOW, ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE, WHICH HAS PERMITTED TO SET NEW RECORDS IN VIOLENT CRIME AND Whose LEADER IS FINANCED BY GEORGE SOROS, SHOW THAT NO CRIME CAN BE PROVED AND IS BASED ON AN OLD ( FROM NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) MÄRCHEN, THE FAR AND WAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE ARRESTED TUESDAY NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE BACK OUR NATION!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Fox News’ Kyle Morris contributed to this report.
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