(RepublicanJournal.org) – Former President Donald Trump announced he’s facing a criminal indictment, stating his attorneys had just received word of the decision. He informed his followers on Truth Social, calling the case “the Boxes Hoax” and insisting this latest development marked “a DARK DAY for the United States of America.”
Trump received a letter from the DOJ ahead of the indictment, a formality Newsweek cited as among the “last steps” to occur before prosecutors press criminal charges. The MAGA leader expressed his dismay both on social media and in a roughly four-minute video, the highlights of which Fox’s LiveNow shared on YouTube.
The Associated Press reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) hadn’t yet made a formal announcement, but a representative unofficially confirmed that prosecutors contacted Trump’s attorneys immediately before the former president began making the Truth Social posts. Off the record, the source and one other DOJ representative confirmed that the grand jury had agreed to move the case forward on at least seven counts. James Trust, one of Trump’s attorneys, said charges include counts of conspiracy, obstruction, false statements, and willful retention of national defense information.
Trump insists he’s done nothing wrong, continuing with his belief that the DOJ has become a political weapon the White House is abusing to cheat its way into another four years with President Joe Biden. He reiterated in his video statement his belief that he received a record number of votes in 2020, but asserted that Democrats targeted him in the election. “This is what they do,” he stated.
According to a separate indictment previously filed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Trump also faces 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree in New York state. Fox News reported that the former president stands accused of altering the records to conceal information that likely would have swayed voters against him ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Trump pleaded not guilty to those charges in April.
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