Trump Blasts Officials And Says They Are Weaponizing Justice Systems

Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump has returned to his Florida home and continued speaking out against prosecutor Alvin Bragg, post NOT-GUILTY plea in the state of New York.

In his address to family and supporters at Mar-a-lago resort on Tuesday night, he said Bragg is a “criminal” that needs to step down or face prosecution. Trump went on to claim that Bragg leaked grand jury information before Trump’s arraignment, also mentioning acting New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan as being biased against Trump.

Earlier in the day, Trump pleaded NOT GUILTY to 34 counts of falsifying business records as part of what Bragg called a “catch-and-kill scheme” intended to sway the 2016 U.S. elections for his benefit.

The judge presiding over the case, while warning against further incitement, said that Trump will not return to court until December. Despite a heated battle for Trump, many are skeptical that Bragg’s case holds weight, including Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, a Republican party member, who believes Bragg has employed political agendas in bringing this case to trial.

Trump is facing potential sentencing, with some reports already estimating the figure to be over 100 years if convicted. During his address, Trump expressed frustrations with others, including special counsel Jack Smith, Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and the FBI, for investigating him.

Trump also bore concerns that the justice system is being weaponized to influence election outcomes. “Our justice system has become lawless. They are using it now, in addition to everything else, to win elections,” Trump said.