Kari Lake slams ‘desperate offer’ to ‘derail’ Trump’s 2024 campaign

Former Arizona GOP Gov. hopeful Kari Lake has lashed out at claims that Donald Trump should be arrested for hush money payments, calling them a “ridiculous” attempt to jail the former president and “derailing” his 2024 campaign “.

Lake, a staunch Trump supporter, responded to the former president by suggesting that he be arrested Tuesday in connection with the investigation into the $130,000 his attorney, Michael Cohen, paid adult film star Stormy Daniels to reportedly an alleged Affair with Trump kept a secret ahead of the 2016 election.

Trump backed Lake in her gubernatorial election, which the Republican lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs by more than 17,000 votes in November. Since then, Lake has remained loyal to the former president, launching a Trump-like campaign claiming voting irregularities cost her the midterm elections, including filing a series of lawsuits attempting to overturn the results.

In a lengthy statement, Lake implied that the Manhattan DA’s investigation was politically motivated and that the prosecution of your political opponents “is something you would expect to find in Third World banana republics.”

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Former President Donald Trump (L) hugs Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake at a Save America rally in support of Arizona GOP candidates July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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“But it’s coming to America, and that should scare us to death. For nearly a decade, the far left and their willing media sycophants have led President Donald Trump through absolute hell,” Lake said.

“Charge after charge. investigation after investigation. And they got away with nothing. Now, in their desperation to wreck his re-election, we see this ridiculous attempt to jail him for the flimsiest campaign finance violations they can find.”

Lake also backed Trump’s calls for his supporters to protest if he were arrested Tuesday, amid fears the former president’s base might use force to object to his detention.

“We cannot allow this political persecution to exist in our country. The President has called for peaceful protests. And I want to remind his critics that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution gives us the right to peaceful assembly,” Lake said.

“We cannot allow ourselves to live in such fear of the infiltration of the left that we give up our God-given rights without them even asking.

“This is the time to speak up. This is the time for the silent majority to roar. You have one vote. USE YOU corrupt political machine.”

In a separate tweet, Lake said she spoke to Trump on the phone and said he sounded “amazing despite the endless political persecution.”

“His determination to fight for us has never been stronger. We must all stand by his side and give him strong support. Now more than ever we need that man back in office,” added Lake.

Trump’s spokesman confirmed that aside from the former president’s social media posts, there is no official indication that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is “taking his witch hunt to the next level” and arresting Trump on Tuesday.

“President Trump rightly emphasizes his innocence and arming our injustice system,” the spokesman said news week.

news week emailed Donald Trump’s office for further comment.

https://www.newsweek.com/kari-lake-slams-desperate-bid-derail-donald-trumps-2024-campaign-1788747 Kari Lake slams ‘desperate offer’ to ‘derail’ Trump’s 2024 campaign

Rick Schindler

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