Senator Lindsey Graham (RSC), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, warns that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D)’s arrest of former President Trump “will blow our country up.”
“This is going to blow up our country, and that’s complete nonsense,” he told Fox & Friends.
“You had a prosecutor before Bragg, [Cyrus] Vance [Jr.], look at the body and pass on it. You got the US Attorney in New York to say, “I’m not going to do this at the federal level,” Graham said, describing the lack of interest from other prosecutors in charging Trump with the $130,000 payment his former aide Michael Cohen made to the movie actress. for adults. Stormy Daniels.
Graham said Bragg is under political pressure to bring Trump to justice over the allegations, which were made public in 2018, as his predecessor was criticized by former prosecutor Mark Pomeranz, who oversaw the district attorney’s previous investigation into Trump.
“There was an intermediate reason other than running Trump,” Graham said, explaining why he thinks Bragg is now willing to press charges against Trump.
“One of the guys in the DA’s office wrote a book that was very critical of Vance. “You should have held Trump accountable, you let him go.” And Bragg feels that pressure,” he said.
Graham also called Bragg “a prosecutor backed by George Soros.” The Color of Change PAC, which received a large donation from Soros – a frequent thorn in the side of the Republican Party – supported the DA’s 2021 campaign.
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“The guy is giving in to political pressure from a former prosecutor,” Graham said. “This case is baseless, in my opinion.”
“Donald Trump will be the only person in the history of New York to be prosecuted under this theory,” he added.
Over the weekend, Trump predicted he would be arrested on Tuesday and urged his supporters to “protest” and “take back our country.”
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