Donald Trump on Wednesday, September 20, put pressure on Republican lawmakers to “defund” any federal prosecution into the former president.
Trump, who is currently facing dozens of felony counts in various jurisdictions, has consistently tried to get those in power to do his bidding. In this case, he sent out an alert to the congressional Republicans.
The RawStory reported on Wednesday, September 20, that Trump took to Truth Social, his own social media platform created when he was booted off of most other social sites, to make his pointed request..
He wrote, “The Radical Left Democrats have failed again! They have no case against me, but they keep trying. It’s time for the Republicans to stand up and defend me, and the great people who support me.”
Trump went on to say that the prosecutors were “out to get him,” and that they were “using their power to try and take down a duly elected President.”
He claimed that the prosecutions were “politically motivated” and that the Democrats were “trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election.”
Trump’s call for Republicans to “defund” any federal prosecution into him comes as he faces multiple investigations into his actions both before and during his presidency.
These investigations include probes into whether he obstructed justice, violated campaign finance laws, and engaged in other forms of criminal activity.
Despite Trump’s claims of innocence, many legal experts believe that he is in serious trouble. They point to the numerous indictments and convictions of his associates, as well as the evidence that has been uncovered in the various investigations.
For example, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, has already been sentenced to prison for lying to Congress about the timing of a Trump Tower deal in Moscow. And Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has also been convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice.
In addition, there is evidence that Trump may have used his position as president to influence the 2020 election.
For instance, he has been accused of pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.
Despite these allegations, Trump has maintained his innocence and has accused the Democrats of waging a “witch hunt” against him.
However, his calls for Republicans to “defund” any federal prosecution into him suggest that he may be growing increasingly desperate as the investigations continue to move forward.