“They just solidified Donald Trump as the Republican nominee,” MyPillow CEP Mike Lindell told The Epoch Times, adding that such a move “just makes more and more people get behind him.”
‘Weaponization of Federal Powers’The court document released on Friday charged Trump with 37 felony counts over his handling of records at Mar-a-Lago, including making false statements, concealing documents, and conspiring to obstruct justice.
It accused Trump of storing classified documents in unauthorized locations in his Mar-a-Lago resort, including in a bathroom, his bedroom, and a ballroom. On two separate occasions, the filing said, Trump shared some of the materials with other individuals who didn’t have security clearances.
Congressional Republicans have rushed to Trump’s defense in the light of the indictment and suggest that the action is politically motivated.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), while saying he stands with Trump “against government oppression,” said that “the current DOJ/FBI continues to represent the most egregious weaponization of federal powers.”
“We, the People no longer trust them. It’s abhorrent, what they’ve become. DOJ senior chain is a cesspool of political agenda-driven corruption, our once proud FBI has become a symbol of insidious, violent government political persecution,” he told The Epoch Times. “Their iconic FBI vests now invoke fear in the hearts of Americans who dare to stand for freedom.”
“The mere fact that Biden kept classified documents from his time as Senator and Vice President and isn’t given the same treatment is laughable,” he said. “What a joke. Joe Biden and the entire Democrat Party are terrified of President Trump because they know he will win and be our 47th President.”
The same day Trump made public the indictment he was facing, a reporter sought responses from Biden on congressional Republicans’ claims that “there’s damning evidence in the FBI file that you sold out the country.”
“Where’s the money?” Biden answered. “It’s a bunch of malarkey.”
Biden has maintained he didn’t pressure the Justice Department to bring charges against Trump.
After his remarks at Nash Community College in Rocky Mountain in North Carolina, a reporter asked whether he has spoken to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Former deputy assistant and strategist to Trump, Sebastian Gorka, like other allies for Trump, seems confident the indictment will not hurt Trump’s political standing.
Former Attorney RespondsJenna Ellis, an attorney who previously represented Trump, has a different view. While she said the indictment "may be a little bit of a witch hunt," she believes that "it's overall a serious prosecution that Trump may have brought upon himself."
Ellis, who was an attorney for Trump in the aftermath of the contested 2020 election, told The Epoch Times in a message that she believes "from a purely legal perspective, this indictment is serious."
"While the Manhattan DA’s case is a ridiculously constructed stretch and motivated by political opposition, by contrast, the issues here appear to have been raised only because of how Trump and his team responded, rather than because they were specifically targeted. Whether that behavior rises to the level of criminal activity is the key question."