Thursday, August 31, 2023

Trump Says Turning Himself in a ‘sad experience’; McCarthy Questions Why Biden Targets Trump With DOJ; McCarthy Says Biden Impeachment Inquiry All But Inevitable: ‘Natural step forward’

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Trump says turning himself in a ‘sad experience’:
Former President Donald Trump said that the experience of turning himself in at the Fulton County jail Thursday night was sad.
In an interview with Newsmax hours after he was booked on charges that he illegally plotted to reverse the state’s 2020 election, the former president called it, “a very sad experience, and it’s a very sad day for our country.”
Mr. Trump arrived at the Georgia jail around 7:30 p.m. Thursday and was fingerprinted, booked and had his mug shot taken. He was released on a $200,000 bond. He is being charged on 13 counts for trying to overturn the election results in Georgia in 2020.
“I never heard the words ‘mug shot.’ They didn’t teach me that at the Wharton School of Finance,” Mr. Trump joked. He graduated from that University of Pennsylvania institution in 1968 before earning a fortune in real estate development.
To Fox News Digital Thursday night, Mr. Trump said Georgia officials “insisted” on a mug shot, and that it was his first time taking one.
“It is not a comfortable feeling — especially when you’ve done nothing wrong,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
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McCarthy questions why Biden targets Trump with DOJ
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy decried the indictments against former President Donald Trump, saying President Biden is using the government to pursue his top political rival.
Mr. McCarthy‘s comments Thursday during a tour of a 5G hardware manufacturing facility in Syracuse, New York, came before Mr. Trump’s arrest in Georgia related to charges that stemmed from his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
“Why would you go after a political opponent just because you disagree with him?” said Mr. McCarthy, California Republican. “Are you afraid of him? Is it because he is ahead in the polls? You indict him?”
Mr. Trump has been charged in four indictments and has racked up 91 criminal counts.
Two of the indictments were handed down by special counsel Jack Smith, a Biden Justice Department appointee.
One of Mr. Smith’s indictments is related to whether Mr. Trump illegally mishandled classified government documents. Mr. Trump faces 40 criminal charges in that case, including 32 counts of willful retention of national defense information.
The other stems from Mr. Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the Capitol. The former president faces four felony charges in that case.
“What I have a problem with is using political organizations, using your government, to go after him,” Mr. McCarthy said.
Mr. McCarthy also questioned why Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams were never indicted for their election claims. --->READ MORE HERE
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