Former President Donald Trump is raising concerns about a potential third indictment, as he claims that Special Counsel Jack Smith, whom he refers to as “deranged,” may re-indict him. Trump made this revelation on the social media platform Truth Social, where he also boasted about winning a straw poll against other Republican contenders with an impressive 85.7% support.
According to Trump, he was informed of the alarming news after returning from a Turning Point event in Florida. He received a letter from Jack Smith, who is part of President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice, notifying him that he is now a target of the January 6th Grand Jury investigation. The letter gave him only four days to report to the Grand Jury, leaving Trump worried that an arrest and indictment could be imminent.
This wouldn’t be the first time Trump faced an indictment by Jack Smith. He was previously indicted for suspected misuse of confidential documents. The indictment lists a total of 37 counts against him, including willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in the course of a federal investigation, and making false statements.
The classified documents in question reportedly contained sensitive information about the defense and weapons capabilities of the United States and other countries, as well as US nuclear programs and potential vulnerabilities to military attacks. The unauthorized disclosure of such documents could pose serious risks to national security, foreign relations, and the safety of military and human sources.
Despite the grave allegations, Trump continues to maintain his innocence and has publicly referred to himself as an “innocent man.” He also made puzzling remarks, blaming “mutants” for the indictment, although the context of this statement remains unclear.
Jack Smith was appointed to investigate Trump’s handling of classified documents and his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how this high-stakes legal battle will play out for the former president and the country at large.