McCarthy and MAGA Republicans Back Trump Before Potential Indictment.


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other prominent Republicans have rallied around former President Donald Trump after he predicted his arrest by a Manhattan grand jury and called on his supporters to protest. Trump's social media platform, Truth Social, was the forum for his call to action, in which he cited "illegal leaks" as the reason for his arrest. Trump's statement was shared without any notification of an indictment beyond media reports by NBC News and other news outlets, his spokesperson said.

McCarthy took to Twitter to call the situation "an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump." He added that he was directing relevant committees to investigate if federal funds were being used to interfere in elections with politically motivated prosecutions. Meanwhile, other Republicans denounced the potential indictment, with Sen. Lindsey Graham downplaying the Manhattan district attorney's case, saying he thinks prosecutors are "afraid" of Trump.

However, Democrats have dismissed these claims, insisting that the case against Trump is legitimate and that no one is above the law. The investigation centers around a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels that Trump allegedly directed his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, to make to sway the 2016 election. Cohen has already pleaded guilty to the charge, and he testified before the grand jury this week.

If Trump is indicted, it would be the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges. Despite his claims of innocence, the potential charges could be detrimental to his future political aspirations. Several Republicans have already expressed support for Trump's 2024 presidential candidacy, but this latest development could cast doubt on his viability as a candidate.

In conclusion, the potential indictment of former President Donald Trump has divided Republicans and Democrats along predictable lines. While his supporters have rallied around him and called the investigation a politically motivated witch hunt, Democrats have insisted that no one is above the law and that the case against Trump is legitimate. As the investigation continues, the political fallout could be significant, particularly for Trump's future political aspirations.


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