During an interview with Fox News Digital on Thursday, former President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on the recent charges filed by special counsel Jack Smith, claiming they amount to “election interference at the highest level” and “prosecutorial misconduct.”
Trump accused investigators of relentlessly targeting him, his family, and his business. Denouncing the ongoing legal drama as a “politically motivated witch-hunt.”
“They’re harassing my company, they’re harassing my family, and, by far, least importantly of all, they’re harassing me,” Trump said before asserting that the Justice Department is using the charges to undermine his political standing.
“If I weren’t leading Biden by a lot in numerous polls, and wasn’t going to be the Republican nominee, it wouldn’t be happening. It wouldn’t be happening,” Trump declared. “But I am way up as a Republican and way up in the general election and this is what you get.”
Accusing the Department of Justice of abuse of power, Trump urged the Republican Party to take action to address what he perceives as biased treatment.
“our country is suffering from DOJ abuse. Hopefully, the Republican Party will do something about it,” he said.
The interview came amidst a storm of legal troubles for the former president, who has already faced two indictments this year and is grappling with various legal challenges on multiple fronts. Trump has consistently dismissed these cases as politically motivated attacks.