The former Speak of the House, Nancy Pelosi, tweeted about Trump’s indictment – soon after she got an embarrassing fact-checker’s response.
Nancy Pelosi’s Embarrassing Grand Jury Assumption
Nancy Pelosi, the ex-Speaker of the House, faced Twitter ridicule on Thursday for her response to the indictment of former President Donald Trump.
Her remarks seemed to violate an important tenet of criminal law.
“The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law,” Pelosi (D-Calif.), 83, wrote in her post.
“No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence,” she added. “Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”
Ms. Pelosi mistakenly says that Trump can prove his innocence at trial.
Laws in the US assumes the innocence of a defendant and the prosecution must prove guilt for a conviction.
Criticism was sparked on social media when she failed to acknowledge that the presumption of innocence, a fundamental aspect of a fair trial and a human right recognized by the United Nations, is granted to Trump.
“We don’t have to prove our innocence in America, Mrs. Pelosi,” Harmeet Dhillon, a former Trump campaign legal adviser, gently reminded the California Democrat in a Twitter post.
Tom Fitton, president of the right-wing watchdog group Judicial Watch, argued that the tweet “confirms” that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump is “malicious.”
Thanks to Twitters ‘Community Notes’, Nancy’s received an fact checker’s comment that says: “Ms. Pelosi mistakenly says that Trump can prove his innocence at trial. Law in the US assumes the innocence of a defendant and the prosecution must prove guilt for a conviction.”
Next week, Trump is scheduled to be arraigned on over 30 counts of business fraud in connection with a 2016 payment made to Stormy Daniels as hush money.
Allegedly, Michael Cohen, a former fixer for Trump, made a payment of $130,000 to prevent Stormy Daniels from speaking about her purported 2006 affair with Trump.
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