New York (Dagbladet): Wide range of media outlets, such as The Washington Post, New York Times, Reuters, ABC News, CNN And Watchman It was reported Wednesday night local time that Trump received a letter indicating he was a step closer to issuing a serious new indictment in the case of classified documents seized from his Florida home last year.
This could be dramatic for Trump, who is currently trying to become the Republican presidential nominee again in the 2024 election.
Trump reportedly took the classified documents with him when he left the White House in January 2021. This in and of itself could be illegal.
In addition, it is suspected that he attempted to prevent the documents from being returned, which in itself would be a serious offense as many of the documents were said to have been highly sensitive to national security.
proposes an indictment
It was the federal prosecutor’s office that should have told Trump’s lawyer last week that it was the target of the investigation, the Guardian wrote.
This spike, plus the fact that grand juries in both Washington, D.C. and Florida have heard evidence in the case, testifies that an indictment against Trump may be imminent.
Trump’s lawyers also met this week with Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the investigation into the classified documents. Then they tried to convince Smith not to prosecute the former president.
– Department of Justice guidance allows prosecutors to inform people of investigations where they are the target. Such a notice is often a clear sign that an indictment is on the way, but it’s also possible that people who receive such a notice may not end up being charged, according to CNN.
By giving people notice that they are the target of an investigation, the person targeted in an investigation will also have an opportunity to present their own evidence or testify before a grand jury before they are actually charged.
Trump himself denied being informed that he was a target of the investigation.
– This is not true, Trump told the well-known New York Times journalist Maggie Habermann on Wednesday, according to her Twitter account.
He also adds that he did nothing wrong.
No one told me I would be tried. Nor should I be because I did nothing wrong but assumed for years that I was the target of the armed Department of Justice and the FBI, Trump wrote on his own platform Truth Social on Wednesday.
Last month, prosecutors called several of Trump’s staffers to testify before a grand jury, which decides whether there is basis for an indictment.
Trump’s former spokesperson, Taylor Bowditch, testified on Wednesday. Recently, Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, also testified.
For a long time, there have been constant leaks from the investigation, which became seriously public knowledge when the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago last summer.
newly CNN reported Smith, who is investigating Trump’s handling of the documents, must possess an audio recording that undermines Trump’s interpretation of the matter.
In the recording, the former president can be heard admitting that he took care of a classified document from the Pentagon after leaving the White House.
The document in question is said to contain information about a possible attack against Iran.
The investigation into the dossier, which could lead to a very serious indictment of Trump, is not his only legal problem.
He has already been charged in New York in connection with the payment of hush money to pornographic actor Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election. He is scheduled to appear in court in March next year – in the midst of the battle for the Republican nomination.
Additionally, he is being investigated in Georgia for possibly trying to pressure local election officials to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
At the federal level, he is also being investigated for his role in the deadly attack on Congress on January 6, 2021.
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