WATCH: JD Vance Turns The Tables After Question About Trump ‘Weaponizing The DOJ’


Senator JD Vance turned the tables on “Meet The Press” host Kristen Welker after she asked whether the Ohio lawmaker would support a “weaponization of the Department of Justice” if former President Donald Trump wins re-election.

“The DOJ told Congress this week it reviewed all communication since Biden took office and found no contact between federal prosecutors and those involved with that case in New York,” Welker said. She went on to reference past statements from Vance in which he criticized the politically motivated prosecutions of former President Donald Trump before again claiming that there is “no evidence” of a weaponized DOJ under President Biden.

“If it’s not okay for Joe Biden to weaponize the Justice Department, as you say, which there’s no evidence of that, why is it okay for Donald Trump to do that?” Welker asked.

Without hesitation, Vance referenced the dubious hiring of Matthew Colangelo, who resigned from a senior position in the Biden DOJ to work as a low-level prosecutor in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.

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Well, Kristen, first of all, you said that it happens all the time, that the number three person in the Department of Justice jumped ship to join a local prosecutor’s office to go after the president’s political opponent. I don’t think that’s ever happened in the history of American democracy, and I don’t think that we should legitimize it,” the conservative senator said. “Now, if Donald Trump’s attorney general had his number two or his number three jump ship to a local prosecutor’s office in Ohio or Wisconsin, and that person then went after Donald Trump’s political opposition, that’s a different conversation. All he’s suggesting is that we should investigate credible arguments of wrongdoing.”

“That’s all Donald Trump is saying. That is not a threat to democracy. That’s merely reinforcing our system of law and government,” he continued.

In December 2022, Bragg hired former Biden DOJ official Matthew Colangelo to focus on prosecuting white collar crimes in Manhattan. He was immediately assigned to the Trump case, which he has prosecuted over the last month.

Colangelo was not just any DOJ employee by the time he left to join Bragg’s office. Colangelo served as Acting Associate Attorney General in the early days of the Biden Administration, the third most senior position in the Department of Justice.

Colangelo also worked for New York Attorney Letitia James, who launched the highly questionable investigation into Trump surrounding alleged overvaluing of his properties.

In 2018, he was paid for his consulting services to the Democratic National Committee. FEC records show that the DNC Services Corp/Democratic National Committee paid Colangelo two times on January 31, 2018 for a total of $12,000.

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