‘Every time I fly over a blue state, I get a subpoena:’ Trump speaks for first time since federal indictment – and launches blistering attack on justice system’s ‘double standards’ at campaign rally in Georgia
Donald Trump has made his first public appearance since his indictment documents were unsealed.
The ex-president appeared at a rally in Georgia alongside sidekick Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
In his remarks, Trump attacked the DOJ as having a double standard for failing to investigate President Joe Biden.
Trump slammed the “corrupt” and “armed” Justice Department, telling a rally in Georgia, “Every time I fly over a blue state, I get a subpoena.”
“The ridiculous and baseless indictment of me by Biden’s administration with the corrupt and armed DoJ,” he said on stage in Columbus, “will go down as one of the worst abuses of power on record,” did he declare.
The former president told the cheering crowds: ‘Together we will stand up to the globalists, the Marxists’ as well as the ‘communists, environmental extremists, open border fanatics, the radical left, prosecutors and fake media”.
Adding with empathy: “At the end of the day, they don’t come after me, they come after you – and I just stand in their way and always will.”
Trump takes aim at ‘corrupt’ and ‘armed’ Justice Department
The ex-president appeared at a rally in Georgia alongside sidekick Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
“We now have two standards of justice in our country,” he continued.
“Democratic communists who imprison their opponents as they protect the murderers who roam our cities day and night, and other brazen criminals.”
Adding that “no criminal is more protected than the twisted Joe Biden”.
“It’s no coincidence that they charged me the same day it was revealed that the FBI hid explosive evidence that Joe Biden had received an illegal $5 million bribe from the ‘Ukraine,” Trump alleged.
Trump took the stage to the familiar patriotic tune of Lee Greenwood’s God Bless The USA, and spent several minutes enjoying cheers and salutes from the crowd before beginning his speech.
Donald Trump left classified documents strewn in his bathroom and on the stage at the Mar-a-Lago ballroom and bragged to his aides that he took military secrets, according to the incredible act of indictment unsealed by the Justice Department on Friday.
Extraordinary new photos revealed in the damning dossier claim that Trump’s valet, Walt Nauta, entered a storage room and found ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence files on allies including the UK and the US. ‘Australia, spilled on the ground.
Donald Trump made his first public appearance since his indictment documents were unsealed
Donald Trump left classified documents strewn across his Mar-a-Lago estate according to the stunning indictment unsealed by the Justice Department on Friday
Marjorie Taylor Greene arrives for Trump’s rally in Columbus, Georgia
There are also numerous instances where Trump has suggested it would be “better” if the classified documents weren’t at Mar-a-Lago and even hinted to attorneys that they should delete them.
It also includes the full conversation he had with former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ book writer and editor, where he admitted he had not declassified the documents on a “plan of military attack.
Trump showed a classified card to someone who had no security clearance – and admitted he shouldn’t share it – and had files related to the US nuclear program, the CIA and the Pentagon.
There are also many details about Trump’s personal involvement in moving documents between different parts of his sprawling Florida club, where he has hosted hundreds of parties since leaving office.
The former president has been charged with a total of 37 counts for his handling of classified documents, including 31 counts of willfully withholding national defense information under the Espionage Act. He will appear in Miami court on Tuesday afternoon and has already said he will plead not guilty.
The details exposed are far more damning than first thought and could put Trump in serious legal jeopardy with the potential of decades in prison if convicted.