‘I have no comment on Trump’: Biden REFUSES to answer multiple questions on former president’s indictment
President Joe Biden declined Friday to comment on Donald Trump’s indictment. “I have no comment on Trump,” he told reporters at the White House as he and Jill Biden headed to Mississippi to tour the damage caused by a deadly tornado. The president declined to speak about his predecessor despite being questioned several times. He also did not respond to questions about whether he was concerned about the protesters or the violence following the indictment. Read the full story:
The White House has consistently declined to comment on any of Trump’s cases, adopting the strategy of simply remaining silent and on the sidelines as the legal process progresses. Biden was asked four times about Trump’s landmark indictment but repeatedly refused to answer. Will the indictment divide the country, a reporter asked. “I have no comment to make on that,” the president said. Read the full story:
Another reporter asked if he was worried about the protesters following the indictment. ‘No. I won’t talk about Trump’s indictment,’ Biden said. And when asked what the indictment said about the rule of law, the president replied, “I have no comment at all.” Another reporter tried to ask if the charges were politically motivated. “I have no comment on Trump,” Biden said. He then walked to Marine One, which was waiting on the South Lawn with the First Lady already on board. Read the full story:
A Manhattan grand jury on Thursday indicted the former president on charges related to a silent payment to [adult entertainment] star Stormy Daniels. The exact charges have yet to be revealed, but reports say there are more than 30 counts. Trump, 76, will be arraigned in Manhattan at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. He denied any wrongdoing. He previously called for protests amid reports that an indictment was pending. He warned of “death and destruction” if charged. Read the full story:
The former president has also repeatedly attacked the justice system and claimed to be a victim of its militarization – a line of attack that many of his Republican supporters have echoed. He continued that argument after news of his indictment broke, arguing it would backfire on Biden. “I think this witch hunt will massively backfire on Joe Biden,” he said in a statement late Thursday. “The American people realize exactly what the radical left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it. Trump is leading the polls to be the Republican nominee for next year’s presidential race. A new poll released Thursday showed he was gaining support as GOP voters showed him sympathy. Read the full story:
Trump attorney Joe Tacopina said the former president will not be handcuffed when he is arraigned in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. He faces a photo ID, fingerprints and a court appearance. Biden, meanwhile, will examine the damage caused by the toronado during his trip to Mississippi. He and Jill Biden will meet with owners and first responders. And they will also receive a briefing from federal and state officials. The death toll was 21 people. The storm also destroyed about 300 homes and businesses. The Bidens will then spend the weekend at their home in Wilmington, Delaware. The president will travel to Minnesota on Monday. Read the full story:
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