(TheRedWire.com) – Republicans have warned following former President Donald Trump’s indictment that this situation set a dangerous precedent that could potentially lead to a lower bar for future political prosecutions. Trump is the first President, current or former, to have faced criminal charges.
Many are comparing the indictment Trump is currently facing, in relation to the hush money payment of $130,000 made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, to the House Republican impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton in 1998 following the revelation of his affair with a White House intern. They also warn the indictment of Trump could potentially mean future presidents and political figures are going to be more likely to find themselves at the center of politically motivated cases.
Democrats however have countered this perspective stating no one is above the law, regardless of their opposition. Still, some Democrats were not pleased to hear that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) was moving forward with Trump’s indictment, especially as the case has been passed on for the past five years by multiple prosecutors including Bragg’s predecessor.
Vin Weber, a Republican strategist and former member of the House GOP leadership also criticized the decision stating it sets a bad precedent and there would be no way to reverse the path the country was currently going down on. Weber added the fact that Trump was running in the 2024 presidential election adds another layer to this case.
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