Rep. Fry slams ‘reckless’ DA for targeting Trump while ‘choosing not to prosecute’ others

Rep. Russell Fry (R-SC) took aim at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on SiriusXM Breitbart News Saturday after former President Donald Trump announced on Saturday morning that he expected to be arrested next week in connection with Bragg’s office’s investigation into a silent money scheme involving Stormy Daniels.

“I think it’s unprecedented, and I think it’s tragic,” Fry said. “You have an embattled district attorney who is being attacked by his own side and really everyone else for his conduct in the office.”


Fry continued, “I think they’re cutting back on crime, they’re choosing not to prosecute certain crimes and, you know, like you mentioned earlier, it’s funded by Soros and here we are, resurrecting an old case. of eight years which several law enforcement agencies and prosecutors have refused to prosecute. I think it’s unprecedented, and I really think it’s reckless.

Fry is a freshman congressman who was backed by Trump in a race he easily won last year against former Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), who was one of ten Republicans in the House who voted to impeach Trump on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. riot.

Fry, a lawyer, now sits on two of the House’s main investigative committees, the Judiciary Committee and the Oversight Committee.

Asked by host Matthew Boyle if congressional Republicans on the committees could take action with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in light of Trump’s announcement, Fry said they could look into any federal coordination that could have occurred in the case.

“I think you could, especially if there was an effort on the federal side to coordinate with the district attorney’s office. I think it certainly would be – but I think it comes down to the sort of fear that many have that there are two different types of judges,” Fry said.

He noted other controversies, including the Justice Department’s handling of classified marked documents discovered at the residences of Trump and President Joe Biden.

“I think people are rightly concerned when they see this type of activity taking place from a law enforcement perspective. If justice is really blind, you know, why do we have two sets of facts, or in this case, a very similar pattern of facts, but two different outcomes? asked Fried.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a statement this afternoon saying House Republicans would indeed launch investigations into Bragg’s office, calling Bragg a “radical prosecutor who leaves violent criminals walk as he pursues his political revenge against President Trump”.

McCarthy said the investigations would relate to whether federal funds were being used to “subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”

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