Jose Garcia-Zarate, the man who had been deported NUMEROUS times and eventually killed Kate Steinle then got off on that charge, is accusing both President Donald Trump and AG Jeff Sessions of “vindictive prosecution”
And he’s suing the Department of Justice.
While he was charged and found guilty of a few things during that event, he was found NOT GUILTY of the murder of Kate Steinle… Prompted Sessions to use the power of the DOJ for, at least, “being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.”
As reported by Daily Wire:
In a motion filed in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday, Garcia-Zarate’s attorneys slammed Trump for repeatedly condemning his client on social media.
The DOJ’s charges, they suggest, amount to double jeopardy. “Though broken up into two counts, these allegations address the exact same conduct as that for which he was convicted in San Francisco,” reads the motion. His attorneys demand that the federal government now provide all communications they conducted with local law enforcement in order to prove “collusion” against his client.
Below is an excerpt from the motion highlighting some of Trump and Sessions’ public statements about the case and its controversial outcome:
“This case was highly publicized, both locally and nationally. Almost immediately after the death of Ms. Steinle, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump began to use Mr. Garcia-Zarate as the symbol of the dangers of illegal immigrants and the need for a wall between the United States and Mexico. Immediately after Mr. Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of the murder and assault allegations, President Trump maligned the verdict on Twitter, stating:”
“A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.”
“The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!”