Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), who was indicted by Justice Department on Tuesday for allegedly improperly using his campaign funds, told local news outlet KGTV that the “Democrats’ arm of law enforcement” brought the accusations against him. “It’s happening with [President] Trump, it’s happening with me. We’re going to fight through it and win, and the people get to vote in November,” he said. “I think they’ve used every dirty trick in the book, so it’ll go to court when they want it to.” He elaborated on the “new Department of Justice” further, calling the agency’s officials “a politically motivated group of folks.” “We’re excited about going to trial with this, frankly,” Hunter said. “I’m not worried… We’re not leaving, we’re not backing away. We would like for the government to present its facts. It’s wrong. This is politics, unfortunately.” Hunter is accused of spending about $250,000 in campaign funds on family vacations, food, groceries, and school tuition—among other personal expenses. He previously admitted that “there was wrong campaign spending” but said that “it was not done by” him.
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