Mitt Romney: Last 24 hours confirms ‘my faith in our justice system’

Mitt Romney: Last 24 hours confirms ‘my faith in our justice system’

Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOvernight Defense: Lawmakers demand answers on reported Russian bounties for US troops deaths in Afghanistan | Defense bill amendments target Germany withdrawal, Pentagon program giving weapons to police Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November MORE (R) said the "last 24 hours" have confirmed his "faith" in the U.S. justice system after President TrumpDonald John TrumpUtah Lieutenant Gov. Cox leads Huntsman in close governor's race Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary MORE's former campaign chairman was convicted on eight felony counts while his former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to various counts including campaign finance law violations.  

"The events of the last 24 hours confirm that conduct by highly-placed individuals was both dishonorable and illegal," Romney, who is running for the Senate in Utah, wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.

"Also confirmed is my faith in our justice system and my conviction that we are a nation committed to the rule of law." 

Romney, who ran for president in 2012 as the Republican nominee, did not mention President Trump, whom he has occasionally come out against. 

On Tuesday, a jury found former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump turns to immigration; primary day delays expected GOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Will the 'law and order' president pardon Roger Stone? MORE guilty on eight charges of bank and tax fraud. Minutes later, Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Cohen implicated Trump in the campaign finance violations, claiming the then-candidate had directed him to pay "hush money" to silence two women alleging affairs with Trump. 

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Republican lawmakers have, for the most part, stayed out of the fray surrounding Cohen's stunning accusation.

House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBush, Romney won't support Trump reelection: NYT Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why Lobbying world MORE (R-Wis.) said he needs "more information" before coming to conclusions and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Manchin draws line against repealing legislative filibuster Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats MORE (R-Ky.) did not respond to requests for comment, according to CNN