In response to a number of inquiries that have been widely condemned for being purely political, Republican presidential contender Ron DeSantis stated during an interview this week that if elected, he will reorganize the FBI and the Dept. of Justice.
DeSantis made the comments after Jake Tapper, the presenter of a CNN program, questioned him about the former president’s earlier claim that he had gotten a letter alerting him that he is the subject of an investigation into his attempts to overturn the presidential election in 2020.
“Should Donald Trump be held liable if Jack Smith has proof of criminal activity?” Tapper enquired.
“So, here is the issue.” DeSantis answered, “This nation is moving toward criminalizing political disagreements. I believe that is wrong. In an attempt to target Donald Trump, Alvin Bragg widened the Manhattan legislation. If it weren’t Trump, most people — even those on the Left — agree that the prosecution of a regular citizen would not have likely occurred.”
And so, he said, “you had the situation in which the Dept. of Justice and FBI are being weaponized against individuals they dislike with the most prominent example being against Donald Trump using the Russia collusion. That probe was not genuine; it was conducted in an effort to remove Trump from office. Therefore, as president, it is my responsibility to stop these agencies from becoming weapons of mass destruction by restoring a single standard of justice.”
“We are going to be welcoming an entirely new FBI director on day one; there will be big changes within the Dept. of Justice,” he continued. “Every American, regardless of political affiliation, needs to feel confident that current events are grounded in the rule of law.”
DeSantis stated that while he hopes Trump is not indicted, everyone must begin “to focus on going forward.”