Former president Donald Trump issued a statement Tuesday night responding to the criminal indictment of Nebraska Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, who is accused of lying to the FBI about illegal campaign contributions.
"Isn't it terrible that a Republican Congressman from Nebraska just got indicted for possibly telling some lies to investigators about campaign contributions, when half of the United States Congress lied about made up scams, and when Mark Zuckerberg, in my opinion a criminal, is allowed to spend $500 million and therefore able to change the course of a presidential election, and nothing happens to them," Trump said in a 63-word sentence beginning the statement from his Save America PAC.
"Comey lied, Schiff lied, Crooked Hillary lied, McCabe lied, the two lovers, Peter and Lisa, lied," Trump said. "They all lied having to do with Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, because they knew it was a SCAM—and they made up fairy tales about me knowing how badly it would hurt the U.S.A.—and nothing happens to them. Is there no justice in our country?"
Fortenberry faces one charge of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts and two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, ABC News reports.
The Nebraska Democratic Party issued a statement drawing a connection between the allegations against Fortenberry and one of the former president's infamous campaign pledges.
"Fortenberry's reported lies violate the trust of Nebraskans, only confirming that the swamp Trump promised to drain is actually the Republican Party," Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb said.