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Dems who accused Trump of trying to jail opponents voice support for Trump grand jury indictment

Dems who accused Trump of trying to jail opponents voice support for Trump grand jury indictment

Several high-profile Democrats who accused former President Donald Trump of attempting to jail his political opponents have voiced their support for the grand jury indictment of the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.

On Thursday, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced that a grand jury had indicted the Trump Organization and Weisselberg on charges related to tax fraud and other financial crimes. The charges stem from an investigation into the former president's business dealings.

Shortly after the indictment was announced, several Democrats who had previously criticized Trump's alleged attempts to use the Justice Department to prosecute his opponents weighed in.

"Nobody is above the law, including Donald Trump and his associates," tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who led the House's impeachment investigation against Trump. "This is a reminder that the rule of law still prevails."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who ran for president in 2020, also tweeted her support for the indictment, writing that "the rule of law must be upheld, and the Trump Organization and its executives must be held accountable for their alleged crimes."

The indictment marks a significant development in the ongoing investigations into Trump's business dealings. It also serves as a reminder of the former president's controversial relationship with the Justice Department.

During his time in office, Trump was accused of pressuring the Justice Department to pursue investigations into his political opponents. In one high-profile case, Trump reportedly asked then-Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation into President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

The indictment against the Trump Organization and Weisselberg is not directly related to any of the investigations that Trump allegedly sought to pursue. However, it does raise questions about the former president's business practices and his potential involvement in any illegal activities.

Weisselberg, who has worked for the Trump Organization for decades, is a close ally of the former president. He is expected to plead not guilty to the charges against him.

The Trump Organization, meanwhile, has denied any wrongdoing and has vowed to fight the charges in court.

Despite the company's denials, the indictment could have significant implications for Trump's political future. If Weisselberg were to cooperate with prosecutors and provide information about the former president's business dealings, it could potentially lead to further legal trouble for Trump.

The indictment also serves as a reminder of the ongoing legal challenges facing the former president. In addition to the investigation into his business dealings, Trump is facing multiple lawsuits related to his time in office, including allegations of sexual assault and defamation.

Overall, the indictment against the Trump Organization and Weisselberg marks a significant development in the ongoing investigations into the former president's business dealings. It also serves as a reminder that the rule of law still prevails, even in the face of political pressure.

 

Several high-profile Democrats who accused former President Donald Trump of attempting to jail his political opponents have voiced their support for the grand jury indictment of the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.

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