House Republicans promise investigation if Trump is indicted

 March 19, 2023

Fox News reported on Saturday that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg may be preparing to indict former President Donald Trump next week on allegations that he paid illegal hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Forbes magazine noted that the prospect of Trump being arrested has some Republicans threatening action. 

House speaker promises to investigate Trump indictment

Some members of the GOP took to Twitter where they argued that the former president is being targeted for purely political reasons.

That included House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who promised to investigate whether "federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy."

Prosecutor accused of abusing "the criminal process in our politics"

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke up as well, accusing Bragg of colluding with the Biden administration to pursue "a fake outdated misdemeanor charge."

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz slammed efforts to get Trump as being a "partisan pathetic ploy" and "an absurd abuse of the criminal process in our politics."

Law professor says Manhattan DA trying to prosecute a federal offense

Meanwhile, Texas Rep. Chip Roy warned of "a politicized 'justice' system that will be (is being) weaponized against ALL Americans."

However, it wasn't just Republicans who sounded alarm bells over the prospect of Trump being indicted, as George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley did so as well.

"One would say Bragg is outside of his lane, but in this case, he's on a completely different highway," Turley told Fox News. "This is an effort by a state official to effectively prosecute a federal crime, a crime that the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute."

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