Former President Donald Trump announced on Thursday evening, according to Breitbart, that he had been indicted as part of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into his handling of White House documents. In a statement issued on Truth Social, Trump said that U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors had notified his attorneys of the indictment.
The exact charges Trump faces are not yet clear, but he claimed that it was related to the “Boxes Hoax”. He added that President Joe Biden had 1,850 boxes at the University of Delaware, as well as more documents in Chinatown and at the University of Pennsylvania. Trump also suggested that there were documents scattered around Biden’s garage.
In his statement, Trump also claimed that he had been ordered to appear at the federal courthouse in Miami on Tuesday for the start of federal criminal proceedings against him. This marks the first time that a former president, or leading opposition candidate for the presidency, has been indicted.
Trump’s words implied that he was being targeted for political reasons, rather than because of any genuine wrongdoing. He emphasized that he is an “innocent man” and that he never thought it was possible that such a thing could happen to a former president.
Throughout his statement, Trump struck a defiant tone, saying that his indictment marked a “DARK DAY” for the country. He stated that America was in serious and rapid decline but pledged to “Make America Great Again” together.
As of 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, the DOJ had not made any official comment or confirmation of Trump’s indictment. However, reports had previously suggested that an indictment by DOJ prosecutors would come imminently.
While it remains to be seen how the case against Trump will develop, his indictment is a significant moment in U.S. political history. It suggests that even the most powerful politicians are not above the law and will face the consequences of their actions if they have betrayed public trust.