Former President Trump responded to his impeachment Thursday by slamming Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for his “obsession” with trying to “get Trump,” while warning that the move to impeach him ” will backfire”.
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The former president and leading Republican presidential nominee of 2024 was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury Thursday after years of investigation by Manhattan prosecutors.
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“This is political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history,” Trump said in a statement. “Ever since I came down the golden escalator in Trump Tower and before I was sworn in as your President of the United States, the radical left Democrats – the enemy of this country’s hard-working men and women – have been engaged in a witch hunt to destroy the Make America.” destroy the Great Again movement.”
“You remember it just like me: Russia, Russia, Russia; the Mueller hoax; Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine; impeachment hoax 1; impeachment hoax 2; the illegal and unconstitutional Mar a Lago raid; and now this,” Trump said, referring to the investigations that clouded his presidency.
“The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession to ‘get Trump,’ but now they’ve done the unthinkable — they’ve charged a completely innocent person in an act of blatant election interference,” Trump said. “Never before in our nation’s history has this been done.”
Trump said Democrats “have cheated countless times over the decades, including spying on my campaign, but they have armed our justice system to punish a political opponent who happens to be a President of the United States and is by far the leading Republican presidential nominee.” , has never happened before.
He slammed Bragg, saying he was “handpicked and funded by George Soros is a shame”.
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“Rather than stopping the unprecedented crime wave sweeping New York City, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work and ignoring the murders, burglaries and assaults he should be focusing on,” he said. “This is how Bragg spends his time!”
Trump moved and pointed at President Biden.
“I believe this witch hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden,” Trump said. “The American people recognize exactly what the radical left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it.”
He added, “So our movement and our party – united and strong – will first defeat Alvin Bragg, and then we will defeat Joe Biden, and we will oust every single one of these crooked Democrats so we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” !”
Bragg is investigating Trump over hush money payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
These include paying adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 and paying the former Playboy model $150,000 Karen McDougalFox News Digital has learned.
hush money payments made to both McDougal and Daniels were uncovered and reported by Fox News in 2018. These payments had been investigated by the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York and by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York refrained from charging Trump in connection with the Daniels payment in 2019, despite former Trump attorney Michael Cohen implicating him in his plea deal. The FEC also closed its investigation into the matter in 2021.
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