Elon Musk says DOJ has a 'far higher interest in pursuing Trump' over others

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Elon Musk has said that the United States Department of Justice has a "far higher interest in pursuing Trump" after the former POTUS was indicted this week on multiple charges.

On Friday, the 37-count indictment papers were unsealed, revealing that the 76-year-old has been charged with allegedly mishandling hundreds of classified documents.

Trump has vehemently denied the allegations, stating that he is "an innocent man".

Now, Elon Musk has shared his thoughts regarding the ongoing case against the former president. In response to a pro-Trump Twitter user, the SpaceX CEO replied: "There does seem to be a far higher interest in pursuing Trump compared to other people in politics."

"Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust," the tech billionaire added.

And, in another tweet, Musk wrote: "Almost everyone would agree that no one is above the law, but it must be applied equally. Differential pursuit of justice undermines public faith in the system."

It comes as Trump hit out at the indictment on his own social media app, Truth Social, where he said: "I AM AN INNOCENT MAN. THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS TOTALLY CORRUPT. THIS IS ELECTION INTERFERENCE & A CONTINUATION OF THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!"

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Trump is facing s charge under the Espionage Act, as well as charges of obstruction of justice, destruction or falsification of records, conspiracy, and false statements, per CNN. This development now marks the first time a former President has faced federal charges.

Though, despite this, legal experts have said that it will not limit Trump's ability to run for the presidency again, per BBC News, as the 76-year-old is campaigning to make a return to the White House in 2024.

As for Musk, he appears to believe that the focus on Trump's handling of classified documents is simply due to political biases.

The Tesla founder is well-known to have supported the Republican party in the past, having courted prominent right-wing figures in both politics and the media. In fact, he recently oversaw the launch of Florida governor Ron DeSantis' official 2024 campaign announcement to seek the Republican presidential nomination.

After taking over Twitter for $44 billion last year, the South African-born businessman, 51, also reinstated numerous accounts of controversial figures who were previously suspended. This included Trump.

Netizens responded to Musk's recent comments about the 45th President, with one user saying: "High interest as it involves treason and criminal activity on multiple levels. I'd hope the DOJ would pursue any politician that violates the espionage act."

"The Smartest Man on the Planet has thoughts," another added.

Still, plenty of people have argued against Trump's indictment, including Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

He responded to the shock news by accusing President Joe Biden of "weaponizing" the Department of Justice in a scathing Twitter post.

"Today is indeed a dark day for the United States of America. It is unconscionable for a President to indict the leading candidate opposing him. Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades," McCarthy said.

"I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice. House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable," he added.

The charges against Trump date back to an FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago home in August 2022, which was executed in relation to an investigation into Trump's handling of presidential documents, as previously reported.

Officials had reason to believe Trump was in violation of several federal laws, including laws that govern the "concealment, removal or mutilation" and "destruction, alteration or falsification" of records in federal investigations. According to the New York Post, Federal agents conducting the search seized 11 sets of classified documents and over 20 boxes of items.

Featured image credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Elon Musk says DOJ has a 'far higher interest in pursuing Trump' over others

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Elon Musk has said that the United States Department of Justice has a "far higher interest in pursuing Trump" after the former POTUS was indicted this week on multiple charges.

On Friday, the 37-count indictment papers were unsealed, revealing that the 76-year-old has been charged with allegedly mishandling hundreds of classified documents.

Trump has vehemently denied the allegations, stating that he is "an innocent man".

Now, Elon Musk has shared his thoughts regarding the ongoing case against the former president. In response to a pro-Trump Twitter user, the SpaceX CEO replied: "There does seem to be a far higher interest in pursuing Trump compared to other people in politics."

"Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust," the tech billionaire added.

And, in another tweet, Musk wrote: "Almost everyone would agree that no one is above the law, but it must be applied equally. Differential pursuit of justice undermines public faith in the system."

It comes as Trump hit out at the indictment on his own social media app, Truth Social, where he said: "I AM AN INNOCENT MAN. THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS TOTALLY CORRUPT. THIS IS ELECTION INTERFERENCE & A CONTINUATION OF THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!"

wp-image-1263215371 size-full
Credit: TruthSocial.com

Trump is facing s charge under the Espionage Act, as well as charges of obstruction of justice, destruction or falsification of records, conspiracy, and false statements, per CNN. This development now marks the first time a former President has faced federal charges.

Though, despite this, legal experts have said that it will not limit Trump's ability to run for the presidency again, per BBC News, as the 76-year-old is campaigning to make a return to the White House in 2024.

As for Musk, he appears to believe that the focus on Trump's handling of classified documents is simply due to political biases.

The Tesla founder is well-known to have supported the Republican party in the past, having courted prominent right-wing figures in both politics and the media. In fact, he recently oversaw the launch of Florida governor Ron DeSantis' official 2024 campaign announcement to seek the Republican presidential nomination.

After taking over Twitter for $44 billion last year, the South African-born businessman, 51, also reinstated numerous accounts of controversial figures who were previously suspended. This included Trump.

Netizens responded to Musk's recent comments about the 45th President, with one user saying: "High interest as it involves treason and criminal activity on multiple levels. I'd hope the DOJ would pursue any politician that violates the espionage act."

"The Smartest Man on the Planet has thoughts," another added.

Still, plenty of people have argued against Trump's indictment, including Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

He responded to the shock news by accusing President Joe Biden of "weaponizing" the Department of Justice in a scathing Twitter post.

"Today is indeed a dark day for the United States of America. It is unconscionable for a President to indict the leading candidate opposing him. Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades," McCarthy said.

"I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice. House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable," he added.

The charges against Trump date back to an FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago home in August 2022, which was executed in relation to an investigation into Trump's handling of presidential documents, as previously reported.

Officials had reason to believe Trump was in violation of several federal laws, including laws that govern the "concealment, removal or mutilation" and "destruction, alteration or falsification" of records in federal investigations. According to the New York Post, Federal agents conducting the search seized 11 sets of classified documents and over 20 boxes of items.

Featured image credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty