In a raging social media post, former President Donald Trump said he has received a summons to appear in federal court in Miami, and that his legal team informed him that he’s been indicted in the special counsel investigation into his handling of classified documents.
“I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting President in the History of our Country, and is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election, Trump wrote Thursday. “I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!” he added.
Later that day, Trump released a video reiterating his innocence and echoing his previous claims. He asserted that the Justice Department is being weaponized and accused the investigations into his alleged misconduct of being “election interference.” Trump concluded the video by stating, “I am innocent, and we will prove that very, very soundly and hopefully very quickly.”
Trump ends the video by saying: “I am innocent and we will prove that very, very soundly and hopefully very quickly.”
It’s not clear from Trump’s post what charges he has been indicted on. But multiple new outlets reported that the charges include at least seven counts, extending beyond those initially listed on the warrant, potentially including making false statements.
he details of the specific charges Trump faces remain unclear, as he did not provide them in his post. However, multiple news outlets have reported that the charges include at least seven counts, extending beyond those initially listed on the warrant, potentially including making false statements.
The timing of the notice to appear in Miami aligns with recent developments in the investigation, as witnesses have been summoned before a grand jury there. This could indicate a broader case being pursued against Trump, encompassing allegations related to the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice, as much of the suspected activity took place in Florida.
Special counsel Jack Smith, who was appointed to oversee the investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents in November, is leading the inquiry. Both the special counsel’s office and the larger Justice Department have refrained from commenting on the matter.
Trump’s legal representatives in the case have also remained silent in response to inquiries.