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Trump Reacts To ‘Abuse’ By DOJ: Claims High Poll Numbers Are Behind Latest Charges

Former President Donald Trump reacted strongly to the latest charges brought against him by Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation. In response to the new “superseding” indictment, Trump accused the Justice Department (DOJ) of “abuse” and asserted that the charges were a result of his strong standing in the polls for the 2024 GOP presidential primary.

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Charges Filed Against Trump

The charges, which include an additional count of willful retention of national defense information and two new obstruction counts, were added to the existing 37 counts from the initial indictment in June. Trump, who pleaded not guilty to the previous charges, including willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and false statements, expressed that the charges are “ridiculous.”

Trump’s Allegations of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Trump stated, “This is prosecutorial misconduct used at a level never seen before.” He further suggested that if he were not leading President Biden by a substantial margin in various polls and if he were not positioned as the Republican nominee, these charges would not have been brought against him.

Concerns About DOJ Abuse

Trump expressed his concerns about the alleged “DOJ abuse” and hoped that the Republican Party would take action in response to it. The new indictment also adds Carlos de Oliveira, a defendant from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and includes additional obstruction counts related to surveillance video footage at The Mar-a-Lago Club during the summer of 2022.

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Trump Campaign’s Response

A spokesperson from the Trump campaign dismissed the charges as a desperate attempt by the Biden administration to harass the former President and others associated with him. The spokesperson claimed that the indictment was part of an effort to salvage an “illegal witch hunt” and to find an alternative candidate to run against President Biden.

Similar Findings in President Biden’s Office

The situation also sheds light on similar findings of classified records at President Biden’s office at the Penn Biden Center. Although the DOJ appointed U.S. Attorney John Lausch to review these records initially, more classified documents were later found at Biden’s home in Delaware. A special counsel, Robert Hur, was subsequently assigned to investigate Biden’s alleged improper retention of classified records, but the current status of the investigation remains unclear.

Investigation into Interference with Peaceful Transfer of Power

In the midst of these legal challenges, Special Counsel Jack Smith is investigating whether Trump or other officials and entities interfered with the peaceful transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election, specifically the certification of the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021.

Legal Battle Continues

As Trump’s legal team met with Smith and his team at the special counsel offices, there was no specific indication of when an indictment might be handed down. Trump expressed his belief that he had done nothing wrong, had been advised by numerous lawyers, and anticipated an “arrest and indictment.”

Despite the uncertainties, Trump remains firm in his position, claiming that an indictment would only “further destroy our Country” and warning not to trust the news reports on the matter. The former President’s legal battle continues amid a charged political climate.

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