According to The Independent, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is gearing up to issue a “superseding indictment” against Donald Trump, carrying up to a staggering 45 additional charges. These charges may include grave allegations of more severe crimes committed by Trump, as disclosed by insider sources cited by the news outlet.
Journalist Andrew Feinberg explains that the prosecutors are considering “stacking” an additional 30 to 45 charges on top of the existing 37-count indictment, which was filed on June 8. These new charges would utilize previously undisclosed evidence, including recordings that allegedly contain incriminating statements made by Trump.
The decision to pursue these additional charges through a grand jury will likely depend on the perception of the presiding judge’s ability to remain impartial. This is particularly relevant considering the uncertainty surrounding the impartiality of Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by Trump and had her rulings in the case overturned by the conservative 11th Circuit.
Feinberg also reveals that special counsel Jack Smith’s team is prepared to bring charges against several attorneys who worked for Trump, specifically those who assisted him in his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and in order to stay in the White House. Notably, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former attorney and the former mayor of New York City, is among the prominent figures who could potentially face indictment. Giuliani recently met with prosecutors, leading to speculation about the possibility of him cooperating and striking a deal.
Furthermore, both Trump and Giuliani are reportedly under scrutiny in a Georgia investigation centered on their attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is leading the probe, which is anticipated to result in multiple indictments that may be unveiled in the coming month.
Willis is said to be considering charges against Trump, Giuliani, key Republican figures in the state, and Mark Meadows, Trump’s final White House chief of staff and former North Carolina congressman.
With the DOJ’s potential superseding indictment and the intensifying scrutiny in Georgia, it seems that Trump and his inner circle may be confronting a legal storm of unprecedented magnitude in the months ahead.