Trump mobilizes his supporters against indictment
Trump denounces the indictment and charges to be cases of politicized justice.
Donald Trump will be addressing his supporters on Saturday in light of his indictment on multiple federal charges shortly before the commencement of the 2024 presidential race.
The 37 indictments released this week focused on Trump's alleged mishandling of classified material. These indictments pile over a set of personal, political, and commercial charges of misconduct.
The indictments, however, are severely more legally consequential than the charges, setting the stage for an unprecedented race where the Biden administration's Department of Justice is actively trying to undermine a forerunning candidate.
Trump has denounced the indictment and charges to be cases of politicized justice.
"They come after me because now we're leading in the polls again by a lot against Biden," he said on Truth Social.
Former US President Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he has been indicted over his handling of classified documents after leaving office, in another legal threat to his bid for a second White House term.
"The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax," Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform, though there was no immediate confirmation from the Justice Department regarding Trump's assertion.
A Trump attorney, Jim Trusty, told CNN that his client has been indicted on seven charges, including the deliberate retention of documents in violation of the Espionage Act, making false statements, obstruction of justice, and a count of conspiracy.
In his post, Trump said he has been summoned to a federal courthouse in Miami next Tuesday.
"I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States," he wrote.
Trump was already the first former or sitting president to be charged with a crime -- in his case over election-eve hush money payments to a porn star who said she had an affair with him.
"It's no coincidence they indicted me the very same day that it was revealed the FBI hide hidden explosive evidence that Joe Biden took a $5 million illegal bribe from Ukraine," Trump claimed in a post.
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