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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) expressed support on Friday for the Justice Department’s decision to indict former President Donald Trump in the classified documents matter.
The 45th president announced on his Truth Social platform Thursday evening that he had been indicted in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate. He faces seven federal counts, though specifics on the charges are not confirmed. Swaths of GOP lawmakers immediately condemned the indictment, with many of Trump’s closest allies going as far as backing calls to defund the DOJ and FBI. Romney, a staunch Trump critic, took a different approach.
The Utah senator began the statement by acknowledging that Trump is “entitled to the presumption of innocence” and that prosecutors face “the burden of proving its charges beyond a reasonable doubt.”
“By all appearances, the Justice Department and special counsel have exercised due care, affording Mr. Trump the time and opportunity to avoid charges that would not generally have been afforded to others,” Romney said.
“Mr. Trump brought these charges upon himself by not only taking classified documents, but by refusing to simply return them when given numerous opportunities to do so.”
“These allegations are serious and if proven, would be consistent with his other actions offensive to the national interest, such as withholding defensive weapons from Ukraine for political reasons and failing to defend the Capitol from violent attack and insurrection.”
Romney: “Mr. Trump brought these charges upon himself by not only taking classified documents, but by refusing to simply return them when given numerous opportunities…
“These allegations are serious and… consistent with his other actions offensive to the national interest” pic.twitter.com/BDklRUQIu9
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 9, 2023
LATEST: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, says in a statement that former Pres. Trump "brought these charges upon himself by not only taking classified documents, but by refusing to simply return them when given numerous opportunities to do so." https://t.co/9vu47wRk91 pic.twitter.com/7eMAB2wVoO
— ABC News (@ABC) June 9, 2023
Read Senator Romney’s full statement here: https://t.co/JgjCi3X1IE
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) June 9, 2023
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