On Saturday, Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. House Speaker, joined by several MAGA Republicans, rallied behind Donald Trump ahead of possible indictment by the Manhattan grand jury.
In posts to his social media platform Truth Social , Trump predicted that he would face arrest Tuesday. He also called for protests by supporters, citing “illegal leaked information.” A Trump spokesperson stated that the post had been shared without notification of any indictment.
McCarthy said in a Tweet, “Here we are again — an outrageous abuse by power by a radical DA as he pursues political vengeance towards President Trump.”
McCarthy said, “I’m directing the relevant committees to investigate immediately if federal funds were being used to subvert democracy by interfering with elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
Even though he made strong remarks about Trump over Jan. 6th, former Vice President Mike Pence is nearing a decision on a 2024 Presidential bid . He said that the possible indictment “reeks like the kind of political prosecution we experienced back in the days before the Russia hoax.”
“This is what Manhattan DA’s say is their top priority?” Pence stated Saturday on SiriusXM radio.
The potential indictment was denounced by Congressional Republicans who are closely aligned to Trump.
Rep. Elise Stefanik, a third-ranking Republican in Congress from New York, called Trump’s possible arrest unAmerican and stated that Democrats have “hit a dangerous new low”.
“Knowing that they can’t beat President Trump at a ballot box, Radical Left will now follow Socialist dictators, and reportedly arrest President Trump,” she stated in a statement shared on Twitter. She called him the leading Republican candidate.
Rep. Andy Biggs from Arizona tweeted: “If they can come to Trump, they will come to you.” This kind of stuff is only found in authoritarian third world countries.
“Virtually, every campaign finance violation involves either 1) illegally spending money or 2) taking money into your campaigns that you shouldn’t. Rep. Matt Gaetz from Florida tweeted that Trump did both. He used his own money to settle a private dispute, regardless of whether he was running for office.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia, dismissed Trump’s allegations as “fake and outdated.” She tweeted: “Republicans must subpoena communists and END THIS!”
In another tweet, she wrote that “we don’t need to protest” and added: “These idiots seal their fate in 2024 because two-thirds of the population has only two feelings about the current regime. God Bless President Trump. Real America knows that this is a complete sham.
was the Chairman of House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan, R.-Ohio. Real America knows that this is a scam.
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Although the exact timing of the charges is not known, Stormy Daniels could be facing state charges soon for a hush-money payment.
NBC News reported that local, state, and federal enforcement agencies are preparing for possible indictment as soon as next week.
Trump’s former lawyer, and fixer Michael Cohen, is a key witness in this case. After pleading guilty to illegally paying Daniels for the “principal purposes” of helping Trump win the 2016 election, he testified to the grand jury.
Trump claimed he paid $130,000 to Cohan, but insisted that what Trump did was legal. Trump denied any wrongdoing.
Bragg’s office spokesperson declined to comment on Trump’s Truth Social posts.