Kentucky Republican Sen. and Trump supporter Rand Paul has been at the forefront of making statements about the former president.
Paul made headlines last week following news that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose campaign was financed, in part, by a George Soros-funded organization, was close to indicting former President Donald Trump in regard to payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels prior to 2016.
Paul was clearly angered by the potential indictment as are other Republicans rallying around Trump.
Paul strongly suggested that it is political in nature. “A Trump indictment would be a disgusting abuse of power. The DA should be put in jail,” the Kentucky Republican noted on Twitter.
The move against Trump is widely seen by Republicans as grasping at straws since other attempts to attack the former president have not worked.
Trump himself has addressed the allegations on social media repeatedly saying in one post, “EVERYBODY KNOWS I’M 100% INNOCENT, INCLUDING BRAGG, BUT HE DOESN’T CARE. HE IS JUST CARRYING OUT THE PLANS OF THE RADICAL LEFT LUNATICS. OUR COUNTRY IS BEING DESTROYED, AS THEY TELL US TO BE PEACEFUL!”
Now Paul has revealed that a member of his staff was brutally stabbed over the weekend in Washington, D.C. and he applauded the quick identification of the suspect.
“This past weekend a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C.,” Paul said in a statement.
“I ask you to join Kelley and me in praying for a speedy and complete recovery and thanking the first responders, hospital staff, and police for their diligent actions. We are relieved to hear the suspect has been arrested. At this time we would ask for privacy so everyone can focus on healing and recovery.”
The suspect was arrested and has been charged with Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife) for the incident that occurred on March 25, 2023. The staffer is alive and recovering.
According to Fox News, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department released a statement Monday afternoon announcing it had arrested a suspect, 42-year-old Glynn Neal, “in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife) offense,” and that the incident occurred on the 1300 block of H Street, NE, less than 1.5 miles from the U.S. Capitol.
The injuries Sen. Paul’s staff member sustained are “life-threatening,” according to the police statement.
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Federal Bureau of Prisons records show Neal was released from prison on Friday – the day before the stabbing, Fox5DC reported. He had spent nearly 12 years behind bars for compelling two North Carolina women to engage in prostitution through the use of threats.
The attack on Paul’s staffer comes during the ongoing attempt to smear Trump.
Trump has acknowledged reimbursing his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 payment to Daniels but insisted that it was not associated with his campaign funds.
The Trump Organization classified the payment reimbursing Cohen as a legitimate expenditure. Others have noted as well that Trump self-funded his first campaign, Conservative Brief reported.
Trump last week declined an invitation to appear before the grand jury, which some say was another sign of an impending indictment. In response to the news, a spokesperson for Trump, Steven Cheung, issued a statement to Fox News Digital criticizing Bragg, calling his investigation a “witch hunt” and alleging that Bragg was under the influence of President Biden and “radical Democrats.”
“President Donald J. Trump is completely innocent, he did nothing wrong, and even the biggest, most Radical Left Democrats are making that clear,” Cheung said. “From Russia, Russia, Russia, to the Mueller Hoax, to Impeachment Hoaxes 1 and 2, and even the Unlawful Mar-a-Lago Raid, Democrats have investigated and attacked President Trump since before he was elected – and they’ve failed every time.
“Now Democrats are at it again, pushing the ‘Nuclear Button’ and attacking a President because of a disgraced extortionist,” he added. “This is happening because President Trump is leading in the polls by a large margin against both Democrats and Republicans, and there’s never been anything so blatant in American political history.”
Cheung continued: “Everyone knows it’s a sham. In fact, the Department of Justice stocked the DA’s office with top people from DC to help ‘Get Trump’ at a local level. Americans will not tolerate Radical Left Democrats turning our justice system into an injustice system to influence a presidential election, which is all they want to do. Our Country is not going to let this happen. This will backfire massively for the Democrat Party, and end in disgrace for our Nation.”
The Daily Mail reports that according to an insider, the indictment will proceed and plans are being made to follow through.
Trump will reportedly be charged officially and following that, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office plans to contact Trump and his Secret Service detail to make arrangements for his surrender, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.