Former Trump rival Jeb Bush calls Manhattan grand jury indictment ‘very political’

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Ex Florida Governor Jeb Bush He said Saturday that a Manhattan grand jury’s decision to indict former President Donald Trump during his third bid for the White House was “highly political” and “not a matter of justice.”

Bush who Trump challenged For the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, it was indicated in a Twitter post that Trump had been indicted in a case that other plaintiffs refused to move forward before it was recently revived by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Bush, the second son, former President George Bush Sr. wrote in a tweet.

“In this case, let the jurors be the voters,” he added.

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The exact charges for the indictment are still being wrapped up, but Trump attorney Joe Tacopina said Thursday night that Trump could face more than 30 charges next week when he is arraigned.

Bragg was investigating Trump regarding hush money payments prior to the 2016 presidential election. These include $130,000 payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and $150,000 paid to a former Playboy model. Karen McDougal.

From left to right: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, and former President Donald Trump.

From left to right: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, and former President Donald Trump. (Brian Beder, Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg: Gaben Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Fox News reported and revealed in 2018 a series of Silent money payments to both McDougal and Daniels, and the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Election Commission investigated these payments.

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York chose not to charge Trump in connection with the Daniels payments in 2019, even when Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, was implicated as part of a plea deal. The Federal Election Commission has also dumped its investigation into the matter in 2021.

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Trump responded to the indictment by criticizing Bragg for his “obsession” with trying to “get Trump,” while cautioning the move to indict an ex. President of the United States It will “backfire” on President Biden.

After a years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office, a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday voted to indict former President Donald Trump.

After a years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday voted to indict former President Donald Trump. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“This is political persecution and election interference on the highest level in history,” Trump said in a statement. “From the time I descended the golden escalator in Trump Tower, even before I was sworn in as President of the United States, radical left-wing Democrats — the enemy of the hardworking men and women of this country — have been engaged in a witch-hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement.”

Bush’s comments are in line with these Made by other Republicans who are currently serving in Congress.

“As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he has used our sacred justice system as a weapon against President Donald Trump. The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power accountable.” Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthyCalifornia, in a tweet Thursday.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., said the Manhattan grand jury indictment of Trump is "unfairness" And that the Americans "will not tolerate" He. She.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., said the Manhattan grand jury indictment of Trump is an “injustice” and that Americans “will not tolerate” it. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)

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House Majority Leader Steve ScalesR-La. Also in a tweet on Thursday that “The bogus New York indictment of President Donald Trump is one of the clearest examples of Radical Democrats weaponizing government to attack their political opponents. Terrible.”

The charges against Trump come amid a separate and special counsel investigation into his alleged keeping of secret records from his presidency at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

Fox News’ Brock Syneman and Brianna Herlihy contributed to this article.

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