President Joe Biden’s administration refused to comment on the sensational news that Donald Trump was indicted over hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, while senior Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi called for peace and quiet.
The White House has consistently declined to comment on any of Trump’s cases, pursuing a strategy of remaining silent and out of the way as legal action moves forward.
That continued Thursday after the official indictment was filed by a grand jury in Mahantan with the White House officially notifying DailyMail.com that the administration declined to comment on the matter.
Pelosi and Schumer, who have been bugging Trump on Capitol Hill during his turbulent presidency, both issued statements saying no one is above the law and calling for peace.
The grand jury acted on the facts and the law. No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove his innocence. We hope that the former president will peacefully respect the system that gives him this right.
Schumer noted that “a jury, not politics,” will decide Trump’s fate. The charges against the former president have not yet been disclosed.
‘Mr. Trump is subject to the same laws as every American. He will be able to make use of the legal system and jury, not politics, to decide his fate according to facts and law. There should be no external political influence, intimidation or interference in the case. I encourage Mr. Trump’s critics and supporters to allow the process to proceed peacefully and in accordance with the law,” Schumer said in a statement.
The White House under President Joe Biden declined to comment on Trump’s indictment
Trump has previously called for protests amid reports of an indictment. He has warned of “death and destruction” if indicted.
He has repeatedly attacked the judicial system and claimed to be a victim of its weaponization – a line of attack echoed by many of his Republican supporters.
He continued this argument after news of his conviction was dropped, arguing that it would backfire on Biden.
“I believe this witch hunt will backfire on Joe Biden,” he said in a statement. The American people know exactly what the ultra-left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it.
The former president leads opinion polls to be the Republican nominee in the presidential race next year. A new poll on Thursday shows he has the support as GOP voters sympathize with him.
However, many Democrats believe Americans will not want to vote for him after he became the first former president to face criminal charges.
The Democratic National Committee, Biden’s political wing, said Democrats would hold Republicans accountable for their support of Trump and his agenda.
No matter what happens in Trump’s upcoming legal action, it is clear that the Republican Party remains firmly in the grip of Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. “We will continue to hold Trump and all Republican candidates accountable for MAGA’s extremist agenda that includes banning abortion, cutting Social Security and Medicare, and undermining free and fair elections,” DNC National Press Secretary Ammar Musa said in a statement.
Most Democratic lawmakers simply reacted with a “no one is above the law” version after the indictment was announced.
Chuck Schumer (L) said the jury will decide Trump’s fate “not politics”; Nancy Pelosi (R) called on Trump to respect the law “peacefully”
A grand jury has heard evidence about allegations that Donald Trump paid adult movie star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to buy her silence about their relationship.
Donald Trump claimed the indictment would backfire on Joe Biden
Everyone should be held accountable, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, who is running for the Senate, said.
Accusing a former president is unprecedented. But the same is also true of the illegal behavior that Trump has been involved in. The nation of law must hold the rich and powerful accountable, even when they hold high positions. Especially when they do. “To do otherwise is not democracy,” he wrote on Twitter.
Schiff led the Democrats’ case during Trump’s first impeachment trial. The then president was acquitted by the Senate.
Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman, who worked with Schiff and helped prosecute Trump during his first impeachment trial, called for calm.
As the process begins, every elected official across the ideological spectrum must make it clear that there is no room for political violence or interference. Donald Trump must be defended in a court of law, not in the halls of Congress or in the political realm.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, who has tangled with Trump during his presidency, was happier.
Trump has finally been charged! I figured he would and I figured Stormy Daniels would lose him! Sometimes justice works!
California Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted, “The indictment of a former president is a sad day for America. It’s also time to believe in our justice system. Donald Trump deserves all the protections of the Constitution. When it unfolds, let’s not celebrate and not destroy. Justice benefits us all.” .