Democrats will hold a rally in Boston, Massachusetts, to celebrate the indictment of former President Donald Trump.
The event is called “Not above the law,” and will be at the Massachusetts State House at Beacon Hill, NBC Boston reported. Attendees will wave signs saying, “Not above the Law,” along with other slogans.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Trump over “hush money” payments the former president allegedly made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. A spokesperson for Bragg contacted Trump’s lawyer to “coordinate his surrender,” which got delayed due to arrangements the Secret Service must make.
Trump’s indictment remains under seal. He will reportedly face more than 30 alleged business-fraud violation charges.
Democrats celebrated and expressed enthusiasm following the indictment.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested Trump is guilty, saying he’s “not above the law” while arguing that he must prove his innocence.
The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law.
No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence.
Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 31, 2023
Under U.S. law, people charged with crimes are innocent until proven guilty. Pelosi’s claim that Trump must “prove his innocence” before being charged is false.
Trump said his indictment was “political persecution” and “election interference” since he announced his 2016 presidential run at Trump Tower in New York.
“The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘Get Trump,’ but now they’ve done the unthinkable – indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant Election Interference,” he added.
Trump said the Democrats have “cheated countless times” by spying on his 2016 presidential campaign and “weaponizing” the justice system against their political opponents.
“Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who was hand-picked and funded by George Soros, is a disgrace. Rather than stopping the unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work, ignoring the murders and burglaries and assaults he should be focused on. This is how Bragg spends his time!” he continued.
Bragg’s office received $1 million in funding from liberal billionaire George Soros. Throughout his campaign for district attorney, Bragg boasted about suing Trump “more than a hundred times.”
While serving as New York’s chief deputy attorney general from 2017-2018, Bragg sued the Donald J. Trump Foundation, leading to its shutdown and payment of $2 million in court-ordered damages.
“I certainly have more experience with [Trump] than most people in the world,” then-candidate Bragg told The Wall Street Journal in April 2021.
During a December 2020 Democratic candidates forum, Bragg cited his case against Trump’s organization as the reason for him to inherit an investigation of Trump, started by former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr, the New York Times reported
“I have investigated Trump and his children and held them accountable for their misconduct with the Trump Foundation,” Bragg said. “I know how to follow the facts and hold people in power accountable.”
Bragg also boasted, “It is a fact that I have sued Trump more than a hundred times. I can’t change that fact, nor would I. That was important work. That’s separate from anything that the DA’s office may be looking at now.”
Bragg should not have been able to prosecute Trump for the following reasons: running on a platform to “get” Trump, being a Democrat, and receiving campaign funding from Soros.