In his first public appearance after being charged with dozens of felonies, former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden and the US Department of Justice. “The brutal persecution is a mockery of justice,” he told the Republican state convention in Georgia.
On Friday, it was announced that Trump was charged with 37 counts, including withholding documents and obstructing a criminal investigation. It revolves around documents that he took with him from the White House to Mar-a-Lago, his residence in Florida, after his resignation.
Trump hinted during his speech to the Republican audience that Biden had orchestrated the indictment to eliminate him as an opposition candidate in next year’s elections. Biden has stated categorically that he is not involved in the case and that the judge who will hear it, Elaine Cannon, was appointed by Trump himself.
However, the former president told the audience that his “ridiculous and baseless indictment will be remembered as one of the most outrageous abuses of power in the country’s history” and that “the only good thing about it is that it helps him get balloted.”
This is the first time in US history that a former president has been criminally charged at the federal level. Trump is scheduled to appear in court in Miami for the first time on Tuesday in connection with the case.
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