Donald Trump announced Tuesday, July 18, that he had received a letter from prosecutors informing him of being personally targeted by the federal investigation into the assault on the Washington Capitol on January 6, 2021, a new judicial thorn in the candidate’s side. for the year 2024.
“Joe Biden’s insane attorney general at the Justice Department, Jack Smith, sent a letter (…) that I was the target of the grand jury investigation on January 6.”, the former US president wrote on his Truth Social network. Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for the special prosecutor, Jack Smith, declined to comment.
sequel after announcement
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The windy politician and billionaire, the main opponent of the Democratic president, has already been indicted by the courts in the case of classified documents of the White House and the payment of suspicious sums to a former actress of X-movies.
The top candidate in the 2024 Republican primary says on Tuesday he has been awarded “four little days” To answer the grand jury, a group of citizens drawn by lot was given broad investigative powers. Donald Trump confirms that this action leads “almost always” to the indictment.
In his transcript, the 77-year-old former president describes this investigation as “witch hunt”once again “interference in elections” And the’“political use” Justice. “Nothing like this has ever happened in our country.”Saucepan.
“failed to do his duty”
On January 6, 2021, thousands of supporters of Donald Trump sowed chaos and violence at the Washington Capitol, the temple of American democracy, when elected officials endorsed the victory of his rival, Joe Biden, in the presidential election.
sequel after announcement
Donald Trump wrote this Tuesday on Truth Social “The right to run in elections that I am convinced are rigged and stolen”, and guarantees that he is a target because of the upcoming presidential elections that he is running for. A parliamentary commission, dissolved at the beginning of the year by the new Republican majority, had investigated the role of the Republican on that day.
‘Trumpism will outlive Trump’: Seeing the attack on the Capitol from the inside
During the highly publicized hearings, the Democratic Majority Committee alleged that the former president had heated up his supporters before the coup and “Failed to perform his duty as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces” during the assault.
In its final report released in December 2022, the committee said that Donald Trump should not be able to assume new public office after inciting his supporters to revolt.
Its members also recommended that the federal judiciary open criminal proceedings against him, particularly for advocating insurrection.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump did not specify the possible charges against him in this investigation. According to the “Washington Post”, a letter informing an individual that he is under investigation does not necessarily mean that the recipient will be charged.