Indian-origin US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy slammed Biden administration for action against former President Donald Trump on Saturday. He said that Trump's arrest would be a dark moment in American history. He said the Manhattan District Attorney's office had asked for a meeting with law enforcement ahead of a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump next week.
Reports said that Trump, who served as President from 2017 to 2021, could be indicted by a Manhattan grand jury as soon as the coming week and appear in a courtroom in relation to a probe into the money paid to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president.
Ramaswamy said a Trump indictment would be a national disaster, despite the fact that it was opposed to this move. He said it was un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political rivals. Ramaswamy said if a Republican prosecutor in 2004 had used a campaign finance technicality to arrest then-candidate John Kerry while George W Bush and Dick Cheney were in power, liberals would have cried foul and rightly so Principles go beyond partisanship. He said that this will be a dark moment in American history and will undermine public trust in our electoral system. I call on the Manhattan District Attorney to reconsider this action and put aside partisan politics in order to preserve our Constitutional republic. Ramaswamy, an Indian-American techie who entered the race last month for the presidential post, said prosecutors should apply the same standards as they would to anyone else: this wouldn't have been a criminal prosecution in any other case, no doubt about it. He said that our entire country is skating on thin ice right now, we cannot afford to politicize the justice system or else we will reach our breaking point.
On Friday, four law enforcement officials said there had been no public announcement about the grand jury's secret work. There isn't a chance of a vote on whether to indict Trump or not, according to the Associated Press. The officials said the authorities were just preparing for an indictment.
They described the conversations as preliminary and were considering security, planning and the practicalities of a potential court appearance by a former president.
The grand jury has been hearing from witnesses including former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who said he orchestrated payments to two women in 2016 to silence them about sexual encounters they said they had with Trump a decade ago. Trump has denied the encounters.
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