They fear the Donald this much.
It's being called 'the longest political witch hunt in US history. The latest attempt by Democrats to nobble Donald Trump doesn't even revolve around money being paid to Stormy Daniels, but whether the former US president's team declared that money under the correct column heading in his accounts. A mistormeaner not a felony.
Donald Trump has said the judge appointed to his case “hates him” ahead of his hearing in New York.
“The Judge 'assigned' to my Witch Hunt Case, a 'Case' that has NEVER BEEN CHARGED BEFORE, HATES ME,” Mr Trump posted on Social Media.
Mr Trump accused Judge Juan Merchan, who recently presided over the trial of the Trump Organization's former chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg of “railroading” his old employee. “He strong-armed Allen, which a judge is not allowed to do,” he said.
Now the same New York Judge is going after Trump directly, despite the case against him appearing to be wafer thin.
This is not the first time Trump has face legal action taken by political opponents. Since the first time he announced he was running for President Democrats have tried to nobble him in some way or another. These attempts have been ramped-up as Democrats fear another Trump presidency more than anything else.
Donald Trump said he was a victim of "political persecution" after it emerged a Manhattan grand jury had decided to indict him over incorrectly declaring the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Joe Biden claimed to have learned of Trump's indictment 'through news reports'. White House press secretary Karine Jean Pierre claimed to have no prior knowledge: “We found out, all of us, including the president, found out about the news yesterday, just like every American, through the news reports.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren trotted out the default saying: “no one is above the law” as she responded to the indictment against Donald Trump on CBS this morning. “No one is above the law, not even a former president of the United States,” she said. A statement she has said every time Trump has faced charges.
President Joe Biden declined on Friday to comment on the indictment a day earlier of his predecessor Donald Trump, who became the first former US leader to face criminal charges. Mr Biden, who was travelling to Mississippi for the day, did not answer several questions on the subject from journalists gathered to witness his departure from the White House. Asked three times for a comment on the case, the president repeated: "I have no comment on Trump." Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, also trotted out the stock phrase: “nobody is above the law” as she responded to the news of Donald Trump’s indictment. Without mentioning Mr Trump’s name directly, Representative Pelosi said: “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.” The former president lashed out on his media channel, Truth Social, late on Thursday. "These Thugs and Radical Left Monsters have just INDICATED the 45th President of the United States of America, and the leading Republican Candidate, by far, for the 2024 Nomination for President," he posted.
"THIS IS AN ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE. IT IS LIKEWISE A CONTINUING ATTACK ON OUR ONCE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS. THE USA IS NOW A THIRD WORLD NATION, A NATION IN SERIOUS DECLINE. SO SAD!"