(TheRedWire.com) – House Speaker McCarthy, a Republican from California, expressed his belief that the federal indictment against former President Donald Trump would disrupt the country and violate the principle of equal justice under the law. During an interview with Fox News, he pointed out that other public officials, including President Biden, had been found with classified documents, yet only Trump was facing charges. McCarthy argued that this lack of consistency in applying equal justice meant that the principle was not being upheld in cases like this, as no charges were brought against other officials.
Trump faced 37 counts related to the alleged mishandling of classified documents. Most of these counts, 31 in total, were connected to the intentional retention of national defense information. The remaining charges encompassed various issues, such as conspiracy to obstruct justice, concealing evidence, and making false statements.
Trump and his allies swiftly claimed that the case was politically motivated following the indictment. McCarthy disclosed that he had discussed potential options for ensuring “equal justice” with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan from Ohio and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer from Kentucky. Additionally, McCarthy argued that Steven D’Antuono, a former assistant director who criticized the FBI raid on the Mar-a-Lago estate, should be allowed to testify.
McCarthy emphasized that once information became available regarding the investigative process, it became evident that the Department of Justice’s judgment was flawed and that Trump was being treated differently compared to others.
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