The Daily Beast has published a column titled "The Indictment of Donald Trump’s alleged war crimes is still a matter of the ‘Rule of Law’" which discusses the possibility of criminalizing politics and second-guessing elected officials' judgment calls. It also explores the risks that could come with deciding that presidents are above the law, as well as modern conservatives' need to focus on their values rather than dwelling on the past.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have both criticized former President Donald Trump's indictment as politically motivated, distracting attention from other issues.
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) accused Democrat Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of weaponizing government institutions against Americans by indicting Mr. Trump, claiming it was an abuse of power that will be looked back upon as one of America's darkest days in justice systems history.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Bragg’s indictment an “abomination” and expressed his belief that it would backfire on Democrat Joe Biden.
Trump's legal team announced they would make a major decision Sunday against Bragg's "politically motivated" indictment before sealing it until Tuesday when he appears at an arraignment hearing.
Cy Vance, former DA for Manhattan, shed some light on why Mr. Trump is being charged now over allegedly criminal activity which occurred in 2016: The Department of Justice had asked his office to stand down its investigation into numerous aspects related to Mr. Trump, including hush payments to Stormy Daniels; Vance expressed surprise at federal prosecutors not pursuing charges against him then.
Mr.Trump faces 32 counts reportedly stemming from actions taken to prevent Joe Biden's lawful victory in 2020 and now faces several legal battles while campaigning once again for presidency.