Republican Attempts To Frame Trump

Mark Taylor, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Friday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) argued that former President Donald Trump is responsible for bringing the federal “charges upon himself.” This statement was made after it was revealed that Trump would be indicted in connection to the possible mishandling of classified documents that were found in his possession after he left the White House in 2021.

In a statement, Romney did not take Trump’s side but rather argued that Trump had brought forth these charges, which did not only include taking classified records but also a number of other counts, including refusing to close and return it.
Romney, who had previously run in the Republican presidential primary, proceeded to acknowledge that Trump is “entitled to the presumption of innocence” and that it would be up to the government to show the burden of proof in this case.

He further noted that so far, the Justice Department and special counsel Jack Smith had taken all the necessary care in handling this case, and had given Trump both the opportunities and time in order for him to avoid charges. He added that this is something that many others would not have been afforded.

Romney proceeded to argue that the allegations against Trump were very serious and that should they be proven to be true then it would be consistent with Trump’s other behavior that went against the nation’s best interest.

Trump is currently facing 37 counts, 31 of which are in connection to violations of the Espionage Act, while the other six deal with an array of other issues.

Copyright 2023,