NRA: Dems are 'trying to Al Capone' Trump

National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Friday accused the FBI of trying to entrap President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE similarly to how the agency captured the Chicago gangster Al Capone.

"They’re trying to Al Capone the president. I mean, you remember. Capone didn’t go down for murder," Loesch said on NRATV. "Elliot Ness didn’t put him in for murder. He went in for tax fraud. Prosecutors didn’t care how he went down as long as he went down."

“The moral argument over the president’s infidelities would never result in legal trouble. So they believe they have to take a lesson from the Clinton years and find a way to make it a legal problem. And that’s exactly what they’re using campaign finance for, an already unconstitutional set of laws to pull it off,” she continued, referencing the impeachment of former President Clinton. 


Loesch's comments come days after Trump's former longtime lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Cohen implicated the president in a felony by pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, saying he arranged payments involving two women who say they had affairs with Trump at the direction of the then-Republican candidate. Cohen said the payments were made ahead of the election in order to help Trump's 2016 campaign by keeping the allegations under wraps.

Talk of impeaching the president moved to the center of the midterm debate following Cohen's guilty plea. Some House Democrats see Cohen's plea as a boost to their argument for moving forward with impeachment proceedings, while House Democratic leaders seek to tamp down such talk.