Former President Donald Trump returned to his residence in Florida after entering a not-guilty plea to criminal charges in New York and immediately began criticizing the prosecutor who had brought the case against him.
Tuesday night, while addressing family and friends at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump branded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg a “criminal” who ought to be put on trial or at the very least fired over allegations that he “illegally released” grand jury information ahead of Trump’s arraignment.
The Manhattan case’s judge, interim New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, has been referred to by Trump as a “Trump-hating judge” on numerous occasions. He also brought up the judge’s family once more, specifically his daughter, whose business bragged of working on the campaigns of prominent Democrats like Vice President Kamala Harris, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), and President Joe Biden.
Earlier in the same day, Trump entered not guilty to 34 charges of falsifying company documents as part of a “catch-and-kill” plan to affect the 2016 election, according to Bragg, a Democrat. Furthermore, the court cautioned against using language that could incite civic unrest. Trump is not scheduled to appear in court again until December.
According to reports, if Trump is guilty, he could face a sentence of more than 100 years in jail. There is also disagreement about the weight of Bragg’s argument, and it is not just Trump’s supporters who are concerned.
“I feel President Trump’s character and behavior make him unsuitable for office,” said Republican Senator Mitt Romney. “However, I think the New York prosecutor stretched to fit a political agenda by extending to felony criminal charges.”
The former president, who is mounting a third presidential bid, did not end with the Manhattan case. He attacked the people that were probing him.
Special counsel Jack Smith, Georgia’s Fulton County DA Fani Willis, New York AG Letitia James, and the FBI were among his targets.
“Our justice system has devolved into lawlessness. They’re using it to win campaigns now, in addition to everything else,” Trump said.