The former president has been hit with new criminal accusations in the classified materials case, and Donald Trump has predicted he would be indicted twice more in the coming weeks.
To reverse the results of the 2020 election, Trump has stated that he anticipates indictment from prosecutors in Washington D.C. and Georgia.
Trump was charged with multiple felonies in June for allegedly refusing to hand over confidential information found at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
According to the superseding indictment announced on Thursday, Trump directed an employee to remove footage from cameras at his Florida estate in an attempt to obstruct the Justice Department’s investigation. Trump is currently leading the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, according to opinion polls.
A spokeswoman for President Trump stated that the new allegations were “nothing more than a continued desperate and flailing attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their Department of Justice to harass President Trump and those around him” in an effort to sway the 2024 presidential election.
Trump is facing criminal charges in New York for allegedly paying hush money to silence women who accused him of sexual encounters during his 2016 presidential campaign, in addition to federal counts in the secret papers case. In March, he entered a not guilty plea and disputed the allegations against him. In early July, a judge denied Trump’s request to transfer the lawsuit to federal court.It appears that Trump will soon be indicted on additional federal charges after he stated last week that he had gotten a letter from Washington, D.C. alerting him that he is a target of the Justice Department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. On Thursday, he and Smith’s team met with attorneys John Lauro and Todd Blanche.
A grand jury was recently sworn in in Georgia and will likely decide whether to indict Trump and his Republican allies for their efforts to overturn his election loss in the state.
After President Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in early 2021 and asked for aid to “find 11,780 votes,” the exact number he needed to defeat Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis began an investigation.
According to The Associated Press, the probe lasted for 18 months and included looking into allegations of widespread election fraud to state lawmakers as well as phone calls from Trump and others to Georgia officials in the weeks following the 2020 election.