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‘Leave President Trump alone;’ Tuberville condemns indictment ahead of Trump’s visit to Montgomery

MILLBROOK, Ala. — Sen. Tommy Tuberville called for the Department of Justice to “leave President (Donald) Trump alone” Wednesday ahead of the former president’s scheduled visit to Montgomery Friday for a state GOP dinner.

Tuberville’s comments, which he made to reporters Wednesday after a discussion on agriculture, come just one day after Trump was indicted on felony charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump was also indicted in June on felony charges related to improperly storing sensitive documents, as well as in March on felony charges stemming from hush payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign.

On the most recent indictment, Tubberville said “everybody knew this was coming,” and said the targeting of Trump by the DOJ was “too political.”

“They need to leave President Trump alone,” he said. 

“Let him run; if he loses, he loses, if he wins, he wins, but right now there’s so much pressure from what looks like the Department of Justice to put more pressure on President Trump, which shouldn’t happen.”

Furthermore, Tuberville alleged that the DOJ has been selective in pursuing charges against Trump, particularly on the sensitive documents case. Tuberville noted that past presidents have also been found to have retained sensitive and even classified documents after their tenure.

“There are presidents in the past that have done exactly what President Trump supposedly had done with papers that they take home with them,” Tuberville said. “I think the American people are really getting tired of it.”

Tuberville is scheduled to introduce Trump Friday when he takes the stage at the Alabama Republican Party Summer Dinner, and called the Yellowhammer state “Trump Country.” Gov. Kay Ivey, along with the entire Republican Congressional Delegation are also expected to be in attendance.

On the most recent indictment, Trump is due in court on Thursday, where the former president will be read the charges levied against him.

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