(FeaturedNews.com) – Republican lawmakers have been critical of the possibility that former President Donald Trump might be indicted following Trump’s remarks that he expected to be indicted within the next week. Many Republicans called the move “politically motivated” and an “abuse of power.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) revealed that he would instruct committees to investigate if any federal funding had been used to “subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.” He then proceeded to call this case “an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.” His tweet was referring to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Prior to McCarthy’s comments, Trump had taken to Truth Social early on Saturday to claim that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday according to “illegal leaks.”
Bragg appears to be reaching a final decision on whether or not to file charges against Trump and has now invited Trump to testify before the grand jury. Trump’s attorney has disclosed that Trump would not be testifying in the case.
The district attorney’s office has an ongoing probe into the hush money payments by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence over her alleged affair with Donald Trump ahead of the 2016 presidential election. In 2018 Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations relating to these payments and other charges which resulted in his serving in prison.
Cohen has maintained that he made the payment to Daniels following Trump’s instruction. Trump has also said that he reimbursed Cohen for the payment that was not related to campaign finances.
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