Valley congressmen comment on federal charges against Trump – KESQ

Local Congressmen Raúl Ruiz and Ken Calvert react today after the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment accusing Donald J. Trump of Serious violations of national security laws, as well as participating in a conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Democratic Congressman Raúl Ruiz said in a statement to News Channel 3: “Today is a sad day for the country and a stark reminder that in America no one is above the law, regardless of title, wealth or power. Our judicial system must be able to carry out its work in a fair and impartial manner”.

Republican Congressman Ken Calvert saying in a statement on twitter“This is a troubling moment in our American experiment when one side uses the criminal justice system as a weapon to attack their political opponents. The charges against former President Trump come the same week that the Administration’s Department of Justice Biden attempted to obstruct congressional oversight of FBI documents focused on an alleged bribery scheme involving President Biden and his son, Hunter.”

Calvert’s statement continued: “When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discovered to have classified documents on her personal email server, FBI Director James Comey explained his recommendation that she not be charged with any crime because “our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” President Biden was also found to be in possession of classified information from his tenure as vice president at his home and personal office, but in his case, the Justice Department has yet to interview Biden”.

Calvert ended his statement by saying, “Americans expect law enforcement to be blind, but under President Biden it seems there are different sets of rules for Republicans and Democrats.”

Federal prosecutors released the indictment against the former president on Friday and his aide Walt Nauta, alleging that Trump knowingly withheld documents containing the nation’s most sensitive secrets and attempted to obstruct the investigation into the whereabouts of the documents.

Trump is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in federal court in Florida.

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