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December 02, 2017
In a voice memo to Raw Story, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) decried the indictment of former President Donald Trump and vowed to stand by his side.
“Tonight I'm giving a Lincoln Day address in Gettysburg, here the most important battle of the Civil War was fought … And the irony could not be any stronger given that President Trump was just indicted by the Manhattan AG Alvin Bragg tonight,” Greene told Raw Story.
“I'll be reminding the audience of our great founding fathers who died, lost family members, were tortured, lost their businesses and all of their money because they stood against tyrants and stood against the most powerful King and his army," she said. "They stood for freedom and fought for freedom so that America could begin. History repeats itself and it seems to be that we're under similar circumstances. Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has made a very dangerous, and in my opinion, illegal mistake. And in the end he will be the one that looks like a fool because President Trump will be able to beat this indictment in court. It's easy to get a grand jury to give an indictment but it's a whole other matter to get a guilty verdict in court that Bragg will not get."
Greene continued: "I've always stood by President Trump and I will stand alongside him in this fight because the truth every single Republican in America needs to understand that they're not just coming after President Trump. They're coming after every single one of us. And right now President Trump is the only one standing in the way and he's the first one they want to take down.”
Greene's staff informed Raw Story she was on the move and hastily sent her thoughts as soon as she could, while the news was breaking.
Shortly after a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Donald Trump, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday said he has the former president’s back.
McCarthy in a statement he posted on Twitter alleged that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election.”
McCarthy promised to hold Bragg “and his unprecedented abuse of power to account.”
“As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump,” McCarthy’s statement said.
“The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account.”
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CNN’s Manu Raju noted that the Speaker is calling for Congress to compel Bragg’s testimony despite the charges or evidence in the case against Trump haven’t yet been revealed.
“Nobody has seen the charges or evidence yet, but House Republicans indicating they plan to press ahead to press Bragg to testify on Hill and turn over documents,” Raju tweeted.
In a bizarre statement from Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. attacked Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who he claimed is "Soros backed."
"This is, like, Communist-level sh*t," Trump Jr. said, although he didn't explain exactly how. Presumably, he meant it as a reference more to dictators that go after their political opponents. His problem, again, however, is that the grand jury made the indictment, not an individual district attorney or prosecutor.
He went on to cite Mao, Stalin, and Pol Pot, none of whom were big on using the legal system.
Chinese dictator Mao Zedong was responsible for anywhere between 45 and 60 million deaths, the Washington Post reported.
"Between the early 1930s and his death in 1953, Joseph Stalin had more than a million of his own citizens executed," explained one Princeton University book. "Millions more fell victim to forced labor, deportation, famine, bloody massacres, and detention and interrogation by Stalin's henchmen. Stalin's Genocides is the chilling story of these crimes."
Pol Pot killed 1.5 million to 3 million people as part of his forced labor camps, the University of Minnesota's Department of Holocaust and Genocide studies explained.
Thus far there hasn't been any mass genocide linked to the indictment of Trump.
Speaking to MSNBC about Don Jr.'s hyperbole, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said that this is just another example of Trump's people making claims about voting machines being linked to Venezuela.
See the clip below or at the link here.
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