Mitt Romney (R-UT), a former presidential candidate for the Republican Party, blasted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of ex-President Trump, calling the allegations a terrible precedent for jailing political opponents.
According to reports, Romney released a statement after a judge unsealed the indictment against Trump, which included 34 charges of felonies connected to the alleged falsification of company documents to hide hush money payments. Donald Trump entered a not-guilty plea on all charges.
The New York district attorney, in Romney’s opinion, had overreached in filing felony charges in an attempt to further a political objective. Romney said that everyone is owed equal treatment in accordance with the law and that nobody is above the law.
Romney believes prosecutor overreach undermines public trust in the judicial system and creates a perilous precedent for the criminalization of political opponents.
A jury, bound to its duty with the greatest care and impartiality, will carefully evaluate the allegations and evidence and reach a verdict. Voters in the United States will eventually decide the former president’s political fate. The responsibility to prevent violence and fury in reaction to this crisis rests squarely on the shoulders of all political authorities, Romney explained.
Professor of Law at George Washington University Jonathan Turley is pessimistic about Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s indictment against Donald Trump.
During an interview on Fox News, Turley said the case might collapse before trial.
According to Turley, it raises crucial preliminary legal problems. Nevertheless, the matter may be dismissed before trial. And this judge isn’t the only one who’ll have to take a look.
Turley imagines it has to be a source of stress for Bragg since it is a case that doesn’t exist. He said we would soon find out whether he’s able to fill in those blanks. But if he is going to accuse a President, you’d think he would rise to the occasion and be clear about the charges he was bringing against him.