Special counsel Jack Smith has reportedly informed Donald Trump via ‘target letter’ that he is a focus in the investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election and thereby hold on to power after losing the election.
A source confirms Trump received a Jack Smith target letter that the source said is in connection with J6. Unclear which aspect of the sprawling investigation it relates to. https://t.co/ToF0L32MCk
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 18, 2023
From the New York Times:
The investigation has examined an array of schemes that Mr. Trump and his allies had used to try to stave off defeat, including the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, riot by his supporters at the Capitol.
The letter was the second Mr. Trump received from the special counsel, Jack Smith, notifying Mr. Trump that he is a target in a federal investigation. The first, in June, was in connection to the inquiry into Mr. Trump’s handling of national defense material after he left office and his alleged obstruction of efforts to retrieve it.
Days after that letter became public, Mr. Trump was charged with 37 criminal counts covering seven different violations of federal law.
Trump announced receipt of the letter on his Truth Social platform wherein he called Mr. Smith “deranged.” He added that he had received the letter on Sunday and has been given 4 days to report to a grand jury. I highly doubt he will show up for that.
Read more at the New York Times.
This could be Trump’s 3rd indictment following the 34 charges filed by the Manhattan District Attorney regarding hush payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and the 37 charges filed by Smith in connection to Trump’s alleged refusal to turn over classified documents he’d been storing at his Florida home.
Trump’s cultists are, of course, having a meltdown – including Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, who days after the deadly January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol building said on the floor of the House that Trump “bears responsibility.”
Today Kevin McCarthy claims DOJ prosecution of Trump for his attempted coup+ inciting the Jan 6 attack is simply "Weaponization" of justice Dept go after Republicans. BUT here's McCarthy a week after Jan 6 attack on House floor saying Trump "bears responsibility" for Jan 6 attack pic.twitter.com/MjQsYtK0ca
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) July 18, 2023
🚨🚨 It is no coincidence — on the same week that IRS whistleblowers are testifying about illegal corruption protecting the Biden crime family, Biden’s DOJ targets President Trump with yet another corrupt Witch Hunt.
Stand with the Republic.
Stand with Trump.
Save America! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/d1BaUeRc90
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) July 18, 2023
Jack Smith is a lousy attorney.
His career is filled with mistrials, overturned cases, and judicial rebukes.
He only targets Republicans because he’s a weak little bitch for the Democrats.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 18, 2023