Former President Donald Trump spoke exclusively to Fox News about Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint former DOJ official Jack Smith to lead Trump investigations regarding Mar-a-Lago and Jan. 6.
Trump says he won’t partake in the investigation.
“I have been going through this for six years — for six years I have been going through this, and I am not going to go through it anymore,” Trump told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview Friday shortly after the announcement. “And I hope the Republicans have the courage to fight this.”
“I have been proven innocent for six years on everything — from fake impeachments to [former special counsel Robert] Mueller who found no collusion, and now I have to do it more?” Trump said. “It is not acceptable. It is so unfair. It is so political.”
“I am not going to partake in it,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “I’m not going to partake in this.”
Trump announced his 2024 White House run earlier this week —and he doesn’t think Garland’s announcement is a coincidence.
“I have never heard of such a thing. They found nothing. I announce and then they appoint a special prosecutor,” he said. “They found nothing, and now they take some guy who hates Trump. This is a disgrace and only happening because I am leading in every poll in both parties.”
He added: “It is not even believable that they’re allowed to do this. This is the worst politicization of justice in our country.”
From Fox News:
Trump, like many congressional Republicans, slammed the Justice Department for bias and politicization, pointing to the federal investigation into President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Hunter has been under federal investigation since 2018 and the investigation is being conducted by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a prosecutor appointed by Trump.
“Hunter Biden is a criminal many times over and nothing happens to him,” Trump said. “Joe Biden is a criminal many times over — and nothing happens to them.
“It is unfair to the country, to the Republican Party, and I don’t think people should accept it. I am not going to accept it,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “The Republican Party has to stand up and fight.”
More over at Fox News:
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