“Weaponizing federal law enforcement is a deadly threat to a free society,” the governor of Florida said Thursday night.
He attacked the Biden administration hours later President Trump reveals seven federal charges in classified documents case.
But DeSantis, who ranks second in national polls, made no mention of pardoning Trump if he wins the 2024 election and the former president is convicted.
“Over the years, we have seen the uneven application of laws according to political affiliation.
“Why are you so eager to go after Trump, but so reluctant to Hillary and Hunter?” . ”
Ron DeSantis attacked the Justice Department in defense of 2024 Republican rival Donald Trump, asking why the Justice Department isn’t going after Hillary Clinton or Hunter Biden.
As the 2024 Republican presidential race heats up, DeSantis and Trump are at odds.
But DeSantis let his guard down and criticized Trump’s move to become the first president to face federal crimes.
Along with Republican lawmakers, he broke judicial double standards, arguing that the timing of the indictment was convenient given new allegations that President Biden had accepted a $5 million bribe from a Burisma executive when he was vice president. .
“Today is truly a dark day for the United States,” said House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
“It is unconscionable for a president to indict a leading candidate who opposes him. Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades.
“I and all Americans who believe in the rule of law stand with President Trump for this grave injustice. House Republicans will hold accountable for this brazen weaponization of power.”
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) led his supporters in defending Trump, who chanted “Rock” slogans, saying, “If those in power can imprison their political opponents at will, we will have a republic.” No,” he tweeted. She posted “her up” during her 2016 campaign.
“DoJ indicts former president and candidate Trump the same day. DOJ and FBI restrict access to unnecessarily redacted Biden allegations. And why do people think there are two standards of justice?” I’m wondering why,” Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, enraged on Twitter. .
Furious at the “corrupt Biden administration”, President Trump denounced election interference in a video posted from a golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, just minutes after the announcement.
Mr. Grassley has spent weeks working with Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to pressure the FBI to turn over information, including allegations about Mr. Biden.
President Trump lashed out at the “corrupt Biden administration” in a video posted from a golf club in Bedminster, N.J., just minutes after the announcement, denouncing election interference.
It’s the second charge levied against Trump this year, and it puts the country under new legal and political scrutiny as he seeks to return to the presidency and after his defeat to President Joe Biden in 2020. trapped in uncertainty.
This means that leading candidates in the Republican primary have to spend time in courts and on the campaign trail to secure the Republican nomination.
A source told DailyMail.com that Trump has been charged with possessing classified documents and sabotaging classified documents, and all seven counts relate to those two areas.
Mr. DeSantis has been in full swing since announcing his candidacy late last month, with his wife, Casey DeSantis, by his side.
An exhibition of photographs of documents found in Mar-a-Lago during the August raids
His attorney, Jim Trusty, also confirmed that he had been charged with holding defense secrets, making false statements and conspiring to obstruct justice under the Espionage Act.
Since last year, prosecutors have been investigating the transfer of presidential files to a mansion in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
The investigation made headlines in August when the FBI raided President Trump’s Florida home and recovered 11,000 documents, including about 100 classified documents.
President Trump has repeatedly claimed he did nothing wrong and was the victim of a federal witch hunt.
At times, the controversy has boosted his ranking in the polls, allowing him to raise money from supporters who see him as a “deep state” conspiracy to keep him out of the 2024 election campaign.
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