Fox News contributor compares indictment of Donald Trump to “the Stalin era”

Mollie Hemingway: “You see this all the time in Third World countries”

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Citation From the March 30, 2023, edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier

MOLLIE HEMINGWAY (FOX CONTRIBUTOR): Well, it's a very dark day. One of the things that we cared about in this country for a very long time was to be a nation ruled by law and not by men. This ushers in what will probably be a very dark era of political persecution and prosecution, the type that we normally associate with the Soviet Union or with banana republics.

You know, during the Stalin era, it was common to say, "Show me the man and I'll find you the crime." It didn't matter, you know, whether someone had broken any law. They would figure out a way to charge and convict them of that, for political opponents. And you see this all the time in Third World countries where political opponents who are deemed a threat to the current regime are charged with crimes.

This is not good for this country. It is very sad. You know, in Washington in D.C., these are towns consumed, really obsessed, with hatred for President Trump and the movement that he ushered in. Many Americans of all sorts of different political persuasions love this country. We want to be ruled by law. We don't want to see this type of political prosecution.

And it is, you know, it is election interference, and it is something that is, you know -- people who care about the country need to stand up and make sure that they let it be known that they do not support this type of political prosecution.