Former President Donald Trump blasted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s potential indictment of him as “prosecutorial misconduct” by “radical left maniacs.”
Bragg will likely indict Trump for allegedly making “hush money” payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.
While addressing supporters in Waco, Texas, Trump said Bragg is investigating him “for something that is not a crime, not a misdemeanor, not an affair.”
Using Daniels’s nickname, Trump said he never liked or had an affair with her. “I never liked horse-face. I never liked [her] — it’s just not. That wouldn’t be the one. There is no one. We have a great first lady, who people really do love, and she’s done an incredible job,” he said.
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Trump suggested that Bragg’s investigation was calculated against him. In December 2022, Bragg recruited Matthew Colangelo as a Senior Counsel to his office. Colangelo was from the Department of Justice (DOJ), or the “Department of Injustice,” as Trump phrased it.
Trump said that Bragg’s recruitment of Colangelo and his attempts to prosecute him is because his poll numbers are “through the roof.”
“In order to prosecute and do everything he could to get rid of Trump because, you know, our poll numbers are through the roof,” he added.
“This is really prosecutorial misconduct. That’s what it’s called. The innocence of people makes no difference whatsoever to these radical left maniacs,” he continued.
Trump alluded to the failed attempts by the administrative state to prosecute him, saying that Bragg’s potential indictment of him is “another hoax.”
“Impeachment hoax number one, phony deal. Impeachment hoax number, two phony deals. The Mueller witch hunt, phony deal,” Trump reminded his supporters in the audience.
The Mueller Report, titled the “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” is the official report stemming from documents and conclusions reached by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation alleging that Russia coordinated with Trump’s campaign to “rig” the 2016 election.
In 2019, Mueller concluded his investigation, declaring having no evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign.
At the end of his speech, Trump reminded his audience that the people trying to get rid of him are not going after him, but instead, they are going after his supporters, insisting that he is “standing in their way.”