Former President Donald Trump recently reported that he is potentially facing a third legal charge in relation to the protests that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. The ex-president divulged that he had received a notification from Prosecutor Jack Smith, stating that he was under examination in the ongoing Grand Jury Inquiry related to the January 6th event. Trump interpreted this as an indication of an upcoming arrest and indictment.
The former President seized this opportunity to censure President Joe Biden and his administration, insinuating that they were using the legal system to politically undermine him. This recent charge amplifies the legal struggles that Trump has encountered since his presidency ended, all rooted in the investigations following the Capitol breach. The effects of these incidents on the political panorama and Trump’s own legal status are yet to be seen.
The Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, commented on Trump’s recent legal notices, stating:
“I guess under a Biden administration, a Biden America, you expect this…President Trump went up in the poles…so what do they do now? Weaponize government.”
.@SpeakerMcCarthy on former President Trump saying he's recieved target letter in January 6th probe: "I guess under a Biden administration, a Biden America, you expect this…President Trump went up in the poles…so what do they do now? Weaponize government." pic.twitter.com/UukBtNrQbo
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 18, 2023
Moreover, Trump quoted the received letter from Smith, highlighting that he was the “TARGET of the January 6th Grand Jury Investigation, and giving me a very short 4 days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an Arrest and Indictment.” He added, “Joe Biden’s Attorney General, Merrick Garland, who I turned down for the United States Supreme Court…together with Joe Biden’s Department of Injustice, have effectively issued a third indictment and Arrest of Joe Biden’s NUMBER ONE POLITICAL OPPONENT, who is largely dominating him in the race for the Presidency.”