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Trump defended the 60-year-old Republican representative for 'possibly telling some lies to investigators.'

10/20/2021 3:22:00 PM

Trump defended Republican representative Jeff Fortenberry for 'possibly telling some lies to investigators.'

Trump defended the 60-year-old Republican representative for 'possibly telling some lies to investigators.'

, in my opinion a criminal, is allowed to spend $500 million and therefore able to change the course of a Presidential Election, and nothing happens to them."Trump continued,"Comey lied, Schiff lied, Crooked Hillary lied, McCabe lied, the two lovers, Peter and Lisa, lied. They all lied having to do with Russia, Russia, Russia, because they knew it was a SCAM, and they all lied having to do with Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, because they knew it was a SCAM."

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"They made up fairy tales about me knowing how badly it would hurt the U.S.A.—and nothing happens to them. Is there no justice in our Country?" the statement concluded.Trump's comments refer to a number of politicians and former government employees who he believes tried to undermine his presidency by speaking out against him.

The former president's statement comes only hours after Fortenberry was indicted by a federal grand jury after being accused of lying to investigators multiple times during a federal investigation surrounding a donation to the congressman's 2016 re-election campaign by a foreign billionaire.

According to court documents, Lebanese-Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury arranged for $30,000 to be contributed towards Fortenberry's re-election through other individuals during a Los Angeles fundraiser.Former President Donald Trump defended U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry following the Republican's indictment for lying to federal authorities about a $30,000 campaign contribution. Pictured: Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on October 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Isaac Brekken/Getty ImagesUnder federal law, foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to elections in the United States, and it is illegal for the source of campaign contributions to be hidden by using third-party conduits to funnel the money. It's also unlawful for a federal candidate to knowingly receive foreign donations or contributions through conduits.

Chagoury entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2019 and admitted to providing illegal contributions to four American candidates.The co-host of Fortenberry's 2016 fundraiser informed special agents about the third-party contributions and began working with federal authorities in September 2016. During the investigation, they examined whether the congressman received the funds and whether he knew about it.

In the spring of 2018, Fortenberry contacted the co-host to organize another fundraiser when the individual allegedly told him about the illegal campaign contributions provided by an associate of Chagoury.The congressman is accused of making false and misleading statements to investigators during interviews about the funds despite being warned it's a crime to lie to the federal government.

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