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Elon Musk says DOJ has ‘much higher interest in prosecuting Trump’ than others

Twitter owner and billionaire Elon Musk has argued that the Justice Department’s indictment of former President Donald Trump risks losing the trust of the American public.

Trump is the current front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

“There seems to be a much higher interest in prosecuting Trump compared to other people in politics,” Musk tweeted late Thursday. He added: ‘It is very important that the justice system rebuts what appears to be differential enforcement or it will lose public confidence.’

The former president announced his indictment Thursday night on his social media platform, Truth Social, taking the opportunity to accuse the Justice Department of hypocrisy.

“The corrupt Biden administration informed my lawyers that I have been charged, apparently for the box hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 boxes at the University of Delaware, additional boxes in Chinatown, DC, with even more boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn across the floor of his garage where he parks his Corvette, and which is “secured” only by a paper-thin garage door that is open most of the time “, said Trump on Truth Social.

It was a reference to revelations earlier this year that Biden also had multiple batches of confidential documents in his possession, the same potential crime Trump is charged with.

Trump also wrote that it was a “DARK DAY for the United States in America” ​​and that the country is “in serious and rapid decline.”

Here’s what to know about former President Donald Trump’s federal indictment

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the mishandling of classified White House documents that were recovered from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Trump illegally kept hundreds of documents after leaving office – including documents detailing US conventional and nuclear weapons programs, potential weak spots in US defenses and plans to respond to a foreign attack, have said. charged federal prosecutors on Friday.

The 45th president stored boxes containing the documents throughout his estate, including “a ballroom, bathroom and shower, office space, his bedroom and a storage room”, according to an indictment from 49 pages filed Thursday in federal court in Miami.


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The indictment against Trump was unsealed hours after the 76-year-old announced he had been indicted by Jack Smith, the special counsel brought in in November to review Trump’s retention of official documents at Mar-a-Lago.

The indictment is the former commander-in-chief’s second since leaving office and marks the first time in US history that a former president has faced federal charges.

In April, Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 counts brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg related to silent money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

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Trump, who is the first president in US history to be indicted, told Fox News Digital he was the target of the “most corrupt” administration in history.

The former president said the case was ‘election interference’ and ‘the biggest witch hunt of all time’. He explained that he would “of course” plead not guilty to the charges in federal court on Tuesday, and said he was “totally innocent.”

The news sent shockwaves through the media world, with prominent liberal journalists like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow even asking if Trump could seek a “political solution” to his indictment, telling the Justice Department that he would drop out of the 2024 presidential race.

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