Former President Donald Trump stated on Tuesday that Special Counsel Jack Smith sent him a “target” letter, indicating that he will soon be arrested and charged with offenses related to the January 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Trump disclosed to Sean Hannity of Fox News that he received the letter on Sunday during his Tuesday town hall appearance.
“It bothers me,” Trump began. “I got the letter on Sunday night. Think of it, I don’t think they’ve ever sent a letter on Sunday night. And they’re in a rush because they want to interfere, it’s election interference, never been done like this in the history of our country and it’s a disgrace what’s happening to our country.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a Republican, responded candidly after Trump stated on Tuesday that he believed his chief political adversary’s Justice Department was preparing to arrest him again.
Fox News reported that, according to Trump, the Sunday letter granted him “4 days to report to the grand jury.”
A reporter approached Greene for comment on the impending indictment.
“It’s absolute bullsh*t, that’s my reaction. This is the only way that the Democrats have to beat President Trump, is to arrest him, smear him, charge him with ridiculous charges all on a coverup of Joe Biden’s crimes, Hunter Biden’s crimes. It’s unbelievable. It’s hard to even recognize that this is our country,” Greene blasted.
“It’s absolute bullshit.”
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reacts to Trump claiming he is a target in the DoJ’s January 6th investigation. pic.twitter.com/lPv6XIKKAx
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“The American people are going to be furious. And what Jack Smith is doing is the weaponized government. And he’s weaponizing the Department of Justice against President Trump in a complete lie about President Trump and January 6th. And it’s outrageous, I can’t believe our country has to endure this, and I’ll be standing with President Trump the entire way,” she declared.
She responded that she believed the federal charges brought against Trump for allegedly handling classified documents would be more severe than those brought against him for the January 6 Capitol disturbance.
“The charges they’re looking at bringing against him, they arrested people from January 6th, they held them pre-trial, they never let them out on bail, and the question that I want to ask Jack Smith is, is this the plan? Are they going to arrest President Trump? Charge him with phony fake charges and hold him in prison while he is winning the Republican primary?” she questioned.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has introduced legislation to defund the current investigation being conducted by Smith in anticipation of a possible new indictment because he is fed up with the Biden Justice Department’s bizarre persecution of Trump.
Robert Hur, the special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate Joe Biden’s improper management of sensitive records, has been relatively quiet since he was granted authorization in January. It also coincides with Trump’s Tuesday prediction that Smith would soon indict him in connection with the January 6, 2021 Capitol disturbance.
Only a few hours following Trump’s revelation on Truth Social, Gaetz posted on Twitter, “I will be introducing legislation to DEFUND Jack Smith’s witch hunt against President Trump.”
“They are attacking our democracy and engaging in election interference right now. The United States Congress has the capability to stop this election interference, and we must act immediately!” Gaetz declared forcefully.