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GOP Sen. Paul calls for jailing Manhattan DA ahead of possible Trump arrest

"A Trump indictment would be a disgusting abuse of power. The DA should be put in jail," he wrote.

Published: March 21, 2023 3:45pm

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul called for imprisoning Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Tuesday, ahead of his possible arrest of former President Donald Trump.

The lawmaker accused Bragg of abusing his office. The District Attorney reported plans to pursue a case involving payments Trump made to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign cycle. Federal prosecutors previously rejected the case as flimsy and declined to pursue it.

"A Trump indictment would be a disgusting abuse of power. The DA should be put in jail," the senator wrote.

Trump announced over the weekend that he expected to be arrested Tuesday in connection with the case and urged his supporters to protest against his prospective indictment.

"Now illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan district attorneys office, which has allowed new records to be set in violent crime & whose leader is funded by George Soros, indicate that, with no crime being able to be proven, & based on an old & fully debunked (by numerous other prosecutors!) fairytale, the far & away leading Republican candidate & former president of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week," he wrote on Truth Social.

As of press time, Trump has not been arrested.

Legal experts such as George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley have called the case as a "prosecution by plebiscite," accusing Bragg of pursuing a dubious indictment in the face of political pressure.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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