Former DOJ Official Reveals Department Rule Being Broken To Prosecute Trump

Former Department of Justice (DOJ) official Gene Hamilton said Friday that the Department of Justice is violating its own Justice Manual to prosecute former President Donald Trump. 

Hamilton, who is also the vice president and general counsel of America First Legal, revealed that the DOJ is violating its ‘Impermissible Considerations” clause with the timing of Trump’s federal indictment and the subsequent trial dates. Hamilton maintained that the indictment and trial timing breach the clause that pertains to “initiating and declining charges.”

Hamilton, who served as counselor to the attorney general under the Trump DOJ, made the revelation while sitting on a panel alongside former Acting Assistant Attorney General Steven Bradbury, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah Brett Tolman, and John Malcolm, Vice President of the Institute for Constitutional Government. 

“In determining whether to commence or recommend prosecution or take other action against a person, the attorney for the government may not be influenced by the person’s race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or political association, activities or beliefs,” Hamilton said, explaining the Impermissible Considerations. “In addition, federal prosecutors and agents may never, never make a decision regarding an investigation or prosecution or select the timing of investigative steps or criminal charges for the purpose of affecting any election or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.”

Hamilton argued that the timing of Trump’s indictment and the subsequent trial dates are in clear violation of the Impermissible Considerations clause. 

“Now, I’m sorry, but if you look at the timing of these indictments and you look at the timing of what they’re trying to do with the trial, and how they’re scheduling things in these cases, the Department of Justice is violating its very own policies flagrantly,” Hamilton added.

Hamilton added that the American people —on a bipartisan basis— see through the indictments, adding that the general public knows that the indictments are political and not legitimate prosecutions. 

“Everyone wants to talk about, ‘Oh, did you see this allegation in the indictment? Did you see, oh, nuclear secrets, nuclear secrets,’” Hamilton said.“But everybody knows that this is being done for political purposes, each of the indictments, especially the federal ones.”