Former DOJ official confirms Trump indictments violate 'Impermissible Considerations' clause

October 8, 2023

Former Department of Justice official Gene Hamilton, who is now the vice president of America First Legal, confirmed that the DOJ is violating the “Impermissible Considerations” clause of its own “Justice Manual" with the timing of its indictments against former President Donald Trump.

The DOJ brought its indictments of Trump forward at certain times specifically to interfere with the Republican primary season because of the conflicting trial dates that were certain to emerge.

Hamilton explained the unprecedented nature of Trump's indictments during a panel discussion with former Acting Assistant Attorney General Steven Bradbury, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah Brett Tolman, and John Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government.

The former DOJ official cited one clause of the agency's “Justice Manual" which stated, "In addition, federal prosecutors and agents may never, never make a decision regarding an investigation or prosecution or select the timing of investigative steps or criminal charges for the purpose of affecting any election or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party."

Hamilton further explained, "Now, I’m sorry, but if you look at the timing of these indictments and you look at the timing of what they’re trying to do with the trial, and how they’re scheduling things in these cases, the Department of Justice is violating its very own policies flagrantly."

Republicans have already blasted the DOJ for the obvious interference in the 2024 presidential election that they are causing. Now former officials are coming out and confirming that this conduct is not right and must be stopped.

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