GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy reacted to an apparent mistake made by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office on Monday as it published and quickly deleted the charges against former President Donald Trump on its website before the grand jury had finished convening.
Here we go again: another disastrous Trump indictment. It’s downright pathetic that Fulton County publicly posted the indictment on its website even before the grand jury had finished convening. Since the four prosecutions against Trump are using novel & untested legal theories,… pic.twitter.com/LOYkGcCgm5
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) August 14, 2023
The document that described the charges against Trump was dated August 14.
The charges detailed in the document include: Violation Of The Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations) Act; Solicitation Of Violation Of Oath By Public Officer; Conspiracy To Commit False Statements and Writings; Conspiracy To Commit Forgery in the First Degree; as well as nine addition felony charges.
In a statement posted to social media, Ramaswamy called the apparent mistake “downright pathetic.”
“Here we go again: another disastrous Trump indictment. It’s downright pathetic that Fulton County publicly posted the indictment on its website even before the grand jury had finished convening,” Ramaswamy stated.
The GOP candidate went on to suggest that the former President should use “novel and untested legal theories,” in his defense against his four prosecutions.
“Since the four prosecutions against Trump are using novel and untested legal theories, it’s fair game for him to do the same in defense: immediately file a motion to dismiss for a constitutional due process violation for publicly issuing an indictment before the grand jury had actually signed one,” Ramaswamy suggested. “He should make a strong argument on these grounds and it would send a powerful message to the ever-expansive prosecutorial police state.”
“As someone who’s running for President against Trump, I’d volunteer to write the amicus brief to the court myself: prosecutors should not be deciding U.S. presidential elections, and if they’re so overzealous that they commit constitutional violations, then the cases should be thrown out and they should be held accountable,” the presidential hopeful concluded.
A Fulton County grand jury began hearing from witnesses at about noon Monday, which included testimony from Atlanta journalist George Chidi.
Change of plans. I’m going to court today. They’re moving faster than they thought.
— George Chidi (find me on Threads and Substack) (@neonflag) August 14, 2023
Chidi, who was originally scheduled to testify a day later on Tuesday, was asked to testify in order to describe his experience when he allegedly walked into a “secret” meeting of Republican “fake electors” at Georgia’s state Capitol on December 14, 2020.
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