Former President Donald Trump appeared to imply in a social media post that he will be charged with federal offenses by the Department of Justice.
The leading candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination also used the Truth social post to query how federal prosecutors could charge him with allegedly mishandling documents while disregarding the allegedly similar mishandling of documents by President Joe Biden.
Trump claimed that the federal prosecutors investigating him in connection with the documents were conducting “THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME!”
Monday, CBS News cameras observed the former president’s attorneys entering the Justice Department offices in Washington, which coincided with Trump’s statement.
CBS reported that Trump’s counsel raised concerns of prosecutorial malfeasance regarding the government’s investigation into Trump’s documents.
New: Trump lawyers Jim Trusty, John Rowley and Lindsey Halligan met with the senior career official in the Deputy AG’s office earlier today; Trump lawyers raised instances of what they viewed as prosecutorial misconduct in the Mar-a-Lago docs case, per ppl familiar.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) June 5, 2023
According to CBS, the Trump attorneys conferred with Jack Smith, the federal prosecutor designated by Attorney General Merrick Garland as special counsel in the investigation into Trump’s documents.
The FBI raided the former president’s Mar-a-Lago Club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of a federal investigation into Trump’s management of once-classified documents.
Trump is already facing criminal charges in New York for allegedly falsifying business documents, brought by Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney funded by George Soros.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to Bragg’s allegations, promising a vigorous criminal defense and claiming Bragg’s accusations are politically motivated.
Trump’s presidential campaign could be adversely affected by legal proceedings if he is prosecuted by the federal government.
The New York Times reports that a New York judge has already scheduled a trial date for Trump’s business records case for March, just weeks after the Republican Party’s planned Super Tuesday primaries.
If Trump were to be convicted of a crime in state or federal court, it would be a watershed moment in American history.
No former president has been convicted of a crime in the past.