Former President Donald Trump, in a radio show with Washington Post columnist Hugh Hewitt, said that an indictment wouldn’t stop him from running for office.
“I would have no prohibition against running,” Trump said.
“That’s what I wanted people to understand, that would not take you out of the arena,” Hewitt said.
Trump claimed that an indictment could lead to trouble throughout the country.
“It would not, but I think if it happened, I think you’d have problems in this country that likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before.”
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Trump cast doubt on the possibility of an indictment during the interview with Hewitt.
Trump is under investigation over documents taken from the White House when he felt office in January 2021, as well as the riot at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, according to The Washington Post.
“Well, there’s no reason that they can be other than if they are just sick and deranged, which is always possible, because I did absolutely – you’ve seen the legal papers – absolutely nothing wrong and there’s no reason that they can do that,” Trump said.
“I’ll tell you what, I would have said there’s no way they can raid a house either, you know, it’s Fourth Amendment stuff, and what they did is terrible, and I don’t think that people are going to stand for it,” said Trump.
“They weaponized the Department of Justice,” Trump said.
Following the search warrant executed by the FBI in August at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, leaders from across the country spoke out.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis lashed out at the Biden admin.
“The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves. Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic,” DeSantis said on Monday.
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