On Friday, Republican Utah Senator Mitt Romney responded to the FBI indictment of former President Donald Trump by saying that, regarding the charges Trump ‘brought upon himself.’ If found guilty, the charges could put Trump in prison for the rest of his life.
According to sources familiar with the allegations, Trump faces seven felony counts connected to his retention of secret data and his efforts to maintain those records in his possession despite formal government efforts to retrieve them.
Trump made the announcement on Truth Social on Thursday night, and the Department of Justice is anticipated to release formal charges in the near future.
In a statement published on Friday, Romney, the GOP’s 2021 presidential contender, said Trump is entitled to be presumed innocent, like all Americans. Romney said the government must convince a South Florida jury that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Romney said, by all indications, that the DOJ afforded Trump the opportunity and the time to return the requested documents, which is generally not afforded to others.
The Utah senator has been an outspoken opponent of Trump’s conduct in office, and he cast the lone Republican “guilty” vote in the Senate during Trump’s first impeachment hearing.
The famed RINO makes a giant leap, assuming that the DOJ would not have pursued Trump if he “gave back the documents.” The dogged pursuit of Trump has been relentless since before he won the presidency in 2016.
Romney seems to have forgotten that the DOJ accepted a ridiculously fake document, The Steele Dossier, paid for by the Clinton campaign to bounce him out of the race with a phony Russian collusion charge.
The DOJ accepted the phony document and issued FISA court warrants to pursue surveillance of Carter Page.
Romney’s pontification ignores the political corruption of the DOJ, which was fully illustrated by the FBI’s behavior during the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigations of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.