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Trump Warns US Justice System 'Coming After You' as He Vows to Appeal Indictment

© AP Photo / Jacquelyn MartinThen-President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a rally in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.
Then-President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a rally in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 31.03.2023
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will be appealing an indictment against him by a grand jury in Manhattan, claiming that the officials involved in the case are biased and that he is standing in the way of the US justice system coming after the American people.
“The Judge ‘assigned’ to my Witch Hunt Case… HATES ME,” Trump said in a statement via social media. “He strong armed Allen [Weisselberg], which a judge is not allowed to do, and treated my companies, which didn’t ‘plead,’ VICIOUSLY. APPEALING!”
The judge to whom Trump is referring is Juan Manuel Marchan. Marchan was hand picked by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Trump said. Marchan “railroaded” Weisselberg, the former Trump Organization CFO, into taking a plea deal on tax fraud and business record falsification charges, Trump said.
Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg is escorted as he attends his arraignment hearing in the New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.01.2023
Ex-Trump Organization CFO Weisselberg Sentenced to 5 Months for Tax Fraud

Trump also changed the biography on his Truth Social account on Friday to read: “They’re not coming after me, they’re coming after you – I’m just standing in the way!”

On Thursday, a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Trump on charges related to his alleged role in a hush money payment and cover-up involving a purported affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Trump denies the accusations, as well as the alleged affair with Daniels.
Earlier in the day, Trump lawyer Joe Tacopina made it clear that there was "zero" chance the former president would take a plea deal in the case against him. Trump’s legal team expects the indictment against him to be unsealed early next week, Tacopina added.
FILE - Former President Donald Trump points to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a rally July 22, 2022, in Prescott, Ariz. - Sputnik International, 1920, 31.03.2023
Trump Lawyer: 'Zero' Chance Ex-POTUS Will Take a Plea Deal After Indictment
Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday for arraignment, US media reported. Trump said in a post on Thursday that he does not believe he can get a fair trial in New York.
Meanwhile, Trump's successor, US President Joe Biden, said on Friday that would not comment on the indictment.
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