Trump was indicted at the federal level: Republicans "pointed the nose" at Mr. Biden.

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Republican lawmakers criticized US President Joe Biden because the federal government led by Mr. Biden is "weaponizing the judiciary" to prosecute former President Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump is the first former US president to be criminally prosecuted at the federal level.

Hours after Mr. Trump announced his indictment by the Justice Department's special counsel, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy described it as a "dark day for the country."

"It's unacceptable for the sitting president to prosecute a top rival candidate," McCarthy said, according to the New York Post. 

"Biden has kept classified documents for decades but has not been prosecuted like Mr. Trump. I, and all Americans, believe in the rule of law and stand with Mr. Trump to fight this injustice. The Senate will hold the blame for the blatant weaponization of power," the speaker of the US House of Representatives emphasized.

On the evening of June 8 (local time), Mr. Trump suddenly announced on social media that he was being prosecuted at the federal level for allegedly mishandling classified documents.

On CNN, Mr. Trump's attorney, Jim Trusty, confirmed that the former president is facing seven charges.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidate for the election, also emphasized that Trump is the first former US president to be criminally prosecuted at the federal level.

"Weaponization of federal law enforcement is a dangerous threat to a free society," DeSantis said. "For many years, we have seen the application of the law unfairly, depending on political party. Why are you so zealously pursuing charges against Mr. Trump that you ignore cases involving Hillary or Biden's son?"

US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy has vowed to side with Mr.Trump.

The White House insists it has no knowledge of Mr. Trump being prosecuted at the federal level but only learned through the media, according to The Hill.

"If those in power can imprison political opponents at will, we no longer have a republic," Republican Senator Josh Hawley said.

Sen. Marco Rubio also criticized: "Democrats are acting without limits to preserve power, eliminating those who can threaten it, even if it erodes trust. general public".

Representative Jim Jordan, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, said: "This is a sad day for America. God bless Mr. Trump."

The information about Mr. Trump indictment was revealed on the same day that the FBI handed over documents to the House Oversight Committee related to allegations that Biden took bribes when he was vice president of the United States.

The US Justice Department pushed forward the charges against Mr. Trump after it emerged that federal prosecutors were keeping an audio recording in which Mr. Trump admitted to supporting classified documents about plans to attack Iran, according to CNN.

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