Trump Sympathizer Ramaswamy, Sues DoJ
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – On August 1, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy made an announcement regarding his decision to sue the Department of Justice (DOJ) and file a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) records request seeking more details about the recent indictments of former President Trump. He stated that his aim in bringing this lawsuit is to ensure accountability and transparency. He wants to know what President Biden and his associates conveyed to Attorney General Merrick Garland and what Garland and the individuals within the DOJ shared with special counsel Jack Smith.
Former President Trump was indicted by a Washington grand jury on August 1, facing charges that include conspiracy to defraud the U.S., relating to his attempts to retain power after losing the 2020 presidential election to President Biden. The indictment alleges that Trump propagated false claims of election fraud and his victory for more than two months after the November 3, 2020, election.
Ramaswamy, who is running against Trump for the GOP nomination, argues that the indictments against Trump omit relevant facts and laws and accuses the federal authorities of a mission to eliminate Trump. His campaign had previously submitted a FOIA request in June seeking documents related to the decision to indict Trump based on charges related to his handling of classified materials, following a separate DOJ investigation.
In addition to pursuing information about the previous indictment, Ramaswamy’s team is filing a new FOIA request for communications related to the recent Jan. 6 indictment. He contends that Trump is not the true cause of the events on January 6 but blames “systematic and pervasive censorship of citizens” leading up to the riot.
Ramaswamy also restated his promise to pardon the former president if he wins the Oval Office. While he has stated that it might be easier if Trump were not in the 2024 GOP running, he asserts that he is defending the former president on principle.
This latest indictment is the third time this year that criminal charges have been brought against Trump while he continues to campaign for another term in the White House.