A defense attorney representing one of the nine individuals indicted in federal court for looking up President Obama’s student loan records characterized the Department of Justice’s actions as a political prosecution.

“The only reason my client was prosecuted by the federal government was that happened to look up the student loan records of Barack Obama,” attorney David R. Treimer of Davenport, Iowa, told WND.

Trimmer represents John Phommivon a 29-year-old who is the son of parents who fled Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

Phommivong has pleaded guilty in the case and is awaiting a pre-sentencing conference in court with the prosecutors Aug. 31 and a sentencing hearing scheduled for Sept. 24.

Read More: By Jerome R. Corsi, WND

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