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Tweeting on Saturday he noted out that the case against Trump had been previously refused by other prosecutors before it was revived by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office.
Bush suggested that the voters should be the jury in this case, implying that Trump should be judged based on his actions by the public rather than in a court of law.
'Bragg’s predecessor didn’t take up the case. The Justice Department didn’t take up the case. Bragg first said he would not take up the case. This is very political, not a matter of justice. In this case, let the jury be the voters,' he tweeted.
Although the specific charges of the indictment are currently under seal, Trump's lawyer has warned that he could face more than 30 counts when he is arraigned next week.
Former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has expressed dismay over the indictment of former President Donald Trump by a Manhattan grand jury
In a tweet, Bush, a former rival who ran for the 2016 GOP nomination described the decision as 'very political' and 'not a matter of justice'
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been investigating the alleged hush money scandal for years, which includes payments of $130,000 to Daniels and $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
However, federal prosecutors did not charge Trump in 2019, despite Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, implicating him as part of a plea deal.
The Federal Election Commission also threw out their investigation into the matter in 2021 but this current indictment has begun following Bragg's office reviving the case.
Meanwhile, Trump has responded to the indictment by criticizing Bragg for his 'obsession' with trying to 'get Trump,' while also warning that charging a former president of the United States will 'backfire' on President Biden.
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been investigating the alleged hush money scandal for years
The case against Donald Trump revolves around hush-money payments made to adult film actress