Trump denies he’s been told he’ll be indicted in classified document probe
Former US President Donald Trump has denied reports that federal prosecutors are preparing to indict him for mishandling classified documents. In a Truth Social post, the 76-year-old wrote, “No one has told me I’m being indicted, and I shouldn’t be because I’ve done NOTHING wrong.” An email was also sent from Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign to supporters, with a letter signed by the former president saying he is watching the situation. The reports follow claims that charges relating to mishandling classified information, making false statements and obstruction of justice may be brought against Trump in the coming days.
What are the charges that Trump could face?
The charges relate to mishandling national defense information, making false statements and obstruction of justice.
Could Trump be indicted this week?
Reports suggest that special counsel Jack Smith’s team has informed Trump’s lawyers in recent days that charges could be brought against Trump as soon as this week.
What has Trump said about the investigation?
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and maintained that he “did nothing wrong” related to his handling of sensitive papers.
Has Trump been indicted before?
Yes, Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in March related to hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 election.
Would this be Trump’s second indictment?
If he is indicted in the classified document case, it would be his second indictment since leaving office.
Has any other president been indicted before?
Trump is the first current or former US president to ever be indicted on criminal charges.
Trump refutes claims of being informed about potential indictment in classified document investigation.
Former President Donald Trump has denied reports that he is likely to face an indictment related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents. Writing on his new social media platform, Truth Social, Trump said that he had received no notification of any charges and that he had not done anything wrong. He also described the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as “weaponized”, citing several examples of what he considers as unfair treatment from these agencies. Trump’s campaign team also sent an email to his supporters with a letter from the former president outlining his monitoring of the situation.
Just the News recently reported that special counsel Jack Smith’s team has informed Trump’s lawyers that he could face charges related to making false statements, obstruction of justice and mishandling of national defense information. However, the DOJ has not confirmed the allegations. If the charges are brought against Trump, they will be the second indictment since he left office. In March this year, a Manhattan grand jury indicted him on charges related to hush payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump has previously insisted that he did not mishandle any sensitive documents, arguing that everything he took from the White House was declassified. He has also pointed to President Joe Biden’s classified documents scandal as evidence that he should not face any charges. Trump maintains that no other president has faced charges similar to what he has been accused of.