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McCarthy Orders Probe Into Whether Federal Funds Were Used in Potential Trump Indictment

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on March 18 ordered Republicans to investigate whether federal funds were used in the reported looming indictment against former President Donald Trump.

“Here we go again—an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy said in a statement after Trump said it looks like he will be arrested soon for an alleged misclassification of a payment.

“I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions,” McCarthy added.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, shared McCarthy’s statement on social media, as did the GOP House Judiciary Committee account.

“Don’t worry, Liberal DA’s are working just as hard to indict actual criminals in Democrat-run cities. Just kidding. It’s all politics,” the latter posted.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) cited one of the Federalist Papers, which says: “This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people.”

“How much federal funding does the Manhattan DA’s office get?” Roy wondered.

Possible Indictment

The indictment against Trump, a Republican, is said to be coming from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat.

Bragg’s office on Saturday acknowledged receipt of questions about the possible indictment but did not answer them.

According to media reports, the indictment would come over a payment made to Stormy Daniels, who has claimed Trump had an affair with her. The payment was apparently not classified properly.

Trump said the allegations are “fully debunked” and a spokesperson told Fox News that Trump is “completely innocent.”

As speaker, McCarthy leads the Republicans in the House. The GOP flipped control of the lower chamber in the 2022 midterms after earning more votes than Democrats in key districts in multiple states, including New York.

New York City, though, remains under tight Democrat control.

Rep. Daniel Goldman (D-N.Y.), who served as the top lawyer in the second effort to impeach Trump, in 2022—Trump was acquitted by the Senate—criticized McCarthy’s remarks.

“Speaker of the House of Representatives who has no idea what evidence the state DA has in support of grand jury indictment seeks to ‘weaponize’ the federal government to undermine the rule of law for political purposes,” Goldman said in a statement.

“No one is above the law,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) added.

Republicans, though, appeared to be unified behind the announcement.

“Speaker McCarthy proves again that through his leadership House GOP will not tolerate the Democrat’s weaponization of government and political persecution in the taxpayer’s dime,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said. “The government serves the people NOT the Democrat Party.”

READ 55 COMMENTS
  • Texas Rose says:

    Yeah let’s use Trump to keep diverting attention from the fact that we have an 80 year old demented puppet that thinks he’s in control while the rest of the world laughs their asses off at how weak we have become under piss poor Democrap management. Pelosi and her gang are making sure they get their monies on the way out. Hey, McCarthy, get some balls and Just. Say. No!

  • tony says:

    I LOVE HOW DEM DS’S SAY NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.. really how many dems have been arrested and thrown in jail for there crimes? has hunter been arrested and thrown in jail for lieing on a fire arm lic? then throwing the weapon away? no has joe been arrested for all the lies he has told? no has pelosi been arrested for insider trading? no has cuomo been arrested for his killing the old in nursing homes scandal? no so it seems dems are above the law every one else isnt

  • Fair and Equal Justice says:

    Im hoping to God Mr. MCARTHY is not another wasted soul born out of the STATE of California. So far good work, and it is showing the brighter light at the end of the tunnel. Sure are a lot of Americans counting on Mr. MCARTHY to come through. Tax dollars are surely paying off in a big way these days. Keep the Pressure on Conservatives. We can all rest in peace one day, once we get this evil tarnish that is staining our Constitutional RULES OF LAW defeated.

  • Bluewren says:

    Why do I see fear in McCarthy’s eyes?

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