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Trump suggests he could potentially target political opponents for prosecution if reelected

Former President Donald Trump again strongly suggested he would be willing to consider targeting opponents for political reasons if reelected to the presidency.
Donald Trump
Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 05, 2024

Donald Trump has suggested that he would be willing to target political opponents for prosecution if reelected to the White House.

During an interview discussing his historic New York conviction, the former president appeared to make remarks regarding some sort of retaliation after a jury returned a verdict convicting Trump on 34 felony counts for falsifying business records.

During an interview on Newsmax, Trump said, "It’s very possible that it’s going to have to happen to them."

“Does that mean the next president does it to them? That’s really the question,” Trump added.

James Biden, President Joe Biden's brother, is shown on the left, and Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's son, is shown on the right.

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As Axios reported, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan proposed cutting federal funds for prosecutors in cases in which it is determined that a "politicized" prosecution has taken place.

Jordan's proposal was said to target prosecutors including Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and New York Attorney General Letitia James.

As Axios mentioned in their reporting, Jordan called on Bragg and prosecutor Matthew Colangelo to testify on what has been called a "kangaroo court" leading to Trump's New York conviction.

Scripps News political analyst Steve Schmidt spoke to Canadian author David Moscrop about a scenario in which the U.S. could have to deal with political retaliation and the consequences for society that would bring — not only for the United States, but for its neighbors and allies.