In a startling revelation, former President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he is bracing himself for another potential criminal indictment. This time, the charges are expected to stem from the special counsel probe into the infamous Capitol attack that took place on January 6, 2021.
Taking to his new social media platform, Truth Social, Trump shared that he had received a letter from Deranged Jack Smith, the special prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland. According to the letter, Trump is “a TARGET” of the investigation and has a mere four days to report to the Grand Jury. Trump added that such a directive typically foretells an imminent arrest and indictment.
While Smith is already prosecuting Trump on numerous counts related to allegations of hiding classified government documents after leaving the White House, this criminal investigation into Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election has yet to yield any charges. However, Trump’s recent statement suggests that this situation may be on the verge of changing.
Trump’s legal team delivered this “HORRIFYING NEWS,” as the former president described it, on Sunday evening, leaving Trump and his supporters concerned about the potential ramifications. The special counsel probe into the January 6 attack has seen dozens of witnesses testify, including individuals who were once close to Trump, such as former Vice President Mike Pence, former Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani, and former aide Stephen Miller.
At present, it remains uncertain what specific charges Smith may pursue against Trump in relation to the Capitol attack. One potential focus of the investigation could involve Trump’s alleged efforts to establish illegitimate slates of electors in pivotal swing states in an attempt to sway the 2020 election results in his favor. NBC News has reported that at least two “fake electors” have provided testimony in Smith’s Jan. 6 probe, shedding light on these alleged activities.
It is also important to note that Trump currently faces other legal challenges. In late March, he was indicted on 34 state-level charges in New York related to hush-money payments made to porn actor Stormy Daniels in 2016. Two months later, Trump faced 37 federal-level charges regarding the mishandling of classified documents, many of which were believed to contain highly sensitive national security information, from the White House during his presidency.
Additionally, in Georgia, the Fulton County district attorney is conducting an investigation into Trump’s attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results through the discovery of alleged additional Trump votes. This investigation is still ongoing, further adding to the legal pressure surrounding the former president.
As Donald Trump braces himself for a potential criminal indictment related to the Capitol attack, the nation waits in anticipation to witness the unfolding developments in the special counsel probe led by Deranged Jack Smith. The outcome of these investigations will undoubtedly have significant implications for Trump’s future legal battles and political standing. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this compelling legal saga.