Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the indictment of former President Donald Trump by the New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
“The reported indictment of President Trump over charges that he paid an extortionist who at various times claimed that she did or did not have sex with him almost 20 years ago is a stain on our judicial system.
“It is said that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and the NYC DA has done just that. A case that was rejected by the prior DA, the son of former Secretary of State under Jimmy Carter, Cyrus Vance. A case that was rejected by the US Attorneys office in the southern District of New York. Both of these prosecutors were renowned Trump opponents.
“Yet, it has been revived by a George Soros sponsored district attorney in a bid for celebrity amongst the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd.
“At a time when our nation is frayed almost to a breaking point, few things could have happened worse for a restoration of our nation’s sense of common pride and purpose.
“Of course, this should not be surprising. Soros’ money has been used as a wrecking ball against our nation’s rule of law and election system over the past decade with the clear goal of destroying America as we know it.
“Donald Trump will survive this specious prosecution of what at worst was a minor misdemeanor prior to its escalation in the warped Get Trump mentality of the NYC DA.
“Trump did nothing wrong.
“I pray that the damage to our nation intended by those pushing this political prosecution does not rip the last sense that there is equal justice under the law to shreds.”