Trump says he is under investigation for the assault on the Capitol

Trump says he is under investigation for the assault on the Capitol

July 18, 2023, 11:15 PM

July 18, 2023, 11:15 PM

The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, said this Tuesday (07.18.2023) that he received a letter from special counsel Jack Smith informing him that he is “under investigation” for the assault on the capitol on January 6, 2021. Through his Truth Social network, the Republican said he has four days to testify before the Grand Jury in charge of deciding whether there is an indictment.

“Distraught Jack Smith, Justice Department Attorney for (US President) Joe Biden, sent a letter… stating that I am a TARGET of the Grand Jury investigation into January 6,” Trump wrote. “And that almost always implies arrest and indictment,” he added, adding another thorn in the side of his aspirations to run for president.

Trump accused the special counsel of acting on the orders of the state attorney general, Merrick Gardland, and the latter of doing so on the orders of President Joe Biden, his “number one political rival.” The former president, who denounced having received Smith’s communication last Sunday night when he was with his family, considered that this is part of the “witch hunt” that he is being subjected to by the Democratic administration. .

“I’m going to be the Republican candidate”

In Trump’s view, this is because he is the favorite to win the Republican primary. “I am going to be the Republican candidate and I am ahead of Biden, that is why I received this horrible news,” the former president said in his statement, who says that he has already been charged three times, because he already takes the charge for granted in the case of the assault on the Capitol, which would add to the Stormy Daniels case and the investigation into classified documents that he took from the White House.

Of all these accusations, and of the one that he already predicts he will have for the Georgia investigation into the attempt to reverse the electoral results of the 2020 presidential elections in that state, Trump, 77, accuses the Department of Justice of the Biden government to act for political reasons.

A little later, the governor of Florida, also a Republican Ron DeSantis, said that Trump should have reacted “with more force” against the takeover of the Capitol by his followers, but stressed that this does not warrant that he should be criminally prosecuted. thus. For his part, Asa Hutchinson, former governor of Arkansas and, like DeSantis and Trump, also a candidate for the Republican nomination, opined that the former president should suspend his campaign given the legal scenario he faces.

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