• September 23, 2023

After Jack Smith Hit Him With More Ridiculous Charges, Donald Trump Fired Back And…

On Thursday, former president Donald Trump said the most recent accusations against him were “election interference at the highest level.”

According to The New York Times, three new counts were added to the federal indictment against Trump on Thursday by Department of Justice special prosecutor Jack Smith.

The former president was accused in the amended indictment of trying to “alter, destroy, mutilate, or conceal evidence” and instigating someone else to do it in connection with claims that he wanted security camera footage from his Mar-A-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, erased. Employees were purportedly seen transporting crates containing sensitive papers in the video.

The highly publicized incident in which he reportedly gave several persons a classified document at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club is the subject of a new count against him under the Espionage Act.

The former president told Fox News that “the charges are ridiculous, and they know it better than anyone.”

Trump, who is in the lead for the Republican presidential nomination, claimed the accusations were made to sway the 2024 election.

“This is prosecutorial misconduct used at a level never seen before,” he said. “If I weren’t leading Biden by a lot in numerous polls, and wasn’t going to be the Republican nominee, it wouldn’t be happening. It wouldn’t be happening.”

“But I am way up as a Republican and way up in the general election and this is what you get,” the former president added.

“They’re harassing my company, they’re harassing my family and by far, least importantly of all, they’re harassing me,” he said.

Regarding his suspected misuse of secret documents, Trump was charged with 37 felonies and placed under house arrest on June 8. He entered a not-guilty plea to every accusation.

On July 18, the former president said he anticipates being charged by Smith for the incidents on January 6, 2021, when a protest organized to denounce election fraud turned into an incursion on the Capitol.

“Our country is suffering from DOJ abuse. Hopefully the Republican Party will do something about it,” Trump said Thursday.

Some Republicans reacted angrily to the spectacle of accusations being leveled against the GOP front-runner amid claims that President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s inquiry was hampered by political pressure.

“The American people understand that Joe Biden and his administration are engulfed in one of the biggest political corruption scandals of all time,” Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York posted on social media.

“It is no coincidence that the day after a federal judge throws out Hunter Biden’s corrupt, sweetheart plea bargain, Biden’s weaponized [Department of Justice] continues its witch hunt against President Trump. Our Republic is in peril, our justice system is broken,” Stefanik said.

 

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