Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, considered that the Manhattan Attorney General is abusing power and seeking political revenge against the former president. Donald Trump.
“Here we go again – an outrageous abuse of power by the (Manhattan) Attorney General who allows violent criminals to roam while seeking political revenge against President Trump,” McCarthy wrote on his Twitter account Saturday.
Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political revenge against President Trump.
I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by… https://t.co/elpbh7LeWn
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 18, 2023
He also added, “I am directing the relevant committees to immediately investigate whether federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering with elections through politically motivated prosecutions.”
Alleged payments to a porn star
This comes after Trump announced that he expects to be “arrested” on Tuesday over allegations of paying money toporn star Before the 2016 elections, he called on Americans to demonstrate.
And he wrote on his account on his social platform, Truth Social, on Saturday morning: “The main Republican candidate and former president of the United States of America will be arrested on Tuesday.
He also spoke in the message, which he posted on his platform, in large letters, about “illegal leaks from a highly corrupt and politicized prosecutor’s office in Manhattan.”
It is noteworthy that the investigation focuses on paying $130,000 a few weeks before the 2016 elections to prevent Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, from revealing an emotional relationship she says she had with Trump years ago, according to AFP. While the former president denied having a relationship with Daniels.
Prosecutors are considering whether to bring charges against Trump in this case. And if the Manhattan Attorney General charges Trump, he will become the first former president to be charged with a crime.