Former president Donald Trump told his longtime ally Roger Stone that the Justice Department announced his indictment to distract the Americans from President Joe Biden’s bribery news.
While speaking on Stone’s new AM radio program on Sunday, Trump said his indictment was a disgrace and raised questions about its timing.
“It was done for political reasons, but it was also done, I guess, to cover up the kind of a massive crime that’s now being revealed by the Republicans in the House,” Trump said of his indictment on Sunday. “It’s a distraction. The indictment is a disgrace… And it was put out at a time when they found horrible things about the Biden family.”
The politically motivated prosecution of President Trump highlights just how badly the fundamental American principle of “equal scales of justice” has been totally bleach bit.
— Lee Zeldin (@LeeMZeldin) June 11, 2023
Trump’s indictment came on the same day House Republicans received evidence linking President Joe Biden and his son Hunter to a $5 million bribery scheme. Despite mounting evidence against the Biden family, Trump believes they will avoid serious legal woes.
“They’ll probably come up with a jaywalking charge on Hunter in the not too distant future, you know, a very small charge, so they can say well, ‘It’s fair,’” Trump told Stone. “But there’s a very unfair situation. We’re living in a very, very corrupt country.”
Many Republicans, including Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have echoed Trump’s sentiments on the issue. Grassley accused the FBI of covering up for President Biden.
Grassley: ‘I Believe the FBI Is Covering for President Biden’ https://t.co/vkmStPBEbA
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“We have an unclassified document. We have what the FBI calls a credible source because they paid this person over the years, six figures. And I’ve got a reputation for protecting whistleblowers, and we’re going to keep going until we get this document,” Grassley said during an appearance on FNC’s “Jesse Watters Tonight. “But, yes, I believe the FBI is covering for President Biden.”
Trump has, however, vowed to remain in the 2024 race if he is convicted of the federal charges against him. The former president has seen his poll numbers go up since news of the federal indictment broke on Friday.
Trump delivers powerful message in NC: 'I WILL NEVER YIELD'https://t.co/J1ZT4HfRsM
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Trump extended his lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, posting his biggest lead over the governor in the race to become the GOP’s flag bearer in 2024.