‘Political Persecution’: Ted Cruz Slams Potential Trump Arrest By Left-Wing Prosecutor

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James Lynch Investigative Reporter
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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed the potential arrest of former President Donald Trump for charges related to his alleged affair with former porn star Stormy Daniels.

“Let me say several things. Number one, obviously this is a big damn deal. If the former president of the United States is arrested tomorrow, that is historic,” Cruz said a minute into the Monday episode of his podcast, “Verdict With Ted Cruz.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz Presses Biden Regulators To Preserve All Records On Potential Gas Stove Ban)

“It is flimsy. It is weak. It has been rejected by prosecutor after prosecutor after prosecutor. And it is obviously political retribution and a political persecution. Number three, if this case is brought to the jury, and the prosecutor loses the richest irony of everything as it may be left wing Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg more than anyone else who will have reelected Donald Trump as president of the United States.”

“He is doing this because he’s a partisan Democrat, and he hates Donald Trump. Now he has a right to hate Donald Trump. But he doesn’t have a right to abuse and corrupt the justice system to persecute his political opponents. And that, sadly, is exactly what he’s doing here,” Cruz continued.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is prepared to arrest Trump for an alleged $130,000 hush-money payment ahead of the 2016 election. Trump allegedly instructed attorney Michael Cohen to send Daniels the money to stay quiet about an extramarital affair.

Bragg is a progressive prosecutor who received $1 million from George Soros through Color of Change, a progressive criminal justice reform organization. The group pulled $500,000 back from his campaign after a woman made a “disturbing allegation” against him, the Daily Mail reported.

“We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” Bragg wrote in an internal email obtained by Politico. “Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment.”