Former President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he has received a letter indicating that he is a target of the Justice Department’s investigation into alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. This development suggests that he could potentially face indictment by federal prosecutors.
In a post on his Truth Social platform, Trump stated that he received the target letter on Sunday night, which came from special counsel Jack Smith, the lead investigator in the case. Target letters are typically sent to inform individuals that prosecutors have evidence linking them to a specific crime, often preceding an indictment. It is noteworthy that Trump had previously received a similar letter ahead of being charged in a separate investigation related to the mishandling of classified documents.
While a spokesman for Jack Smith declined to comment on the matter, prosecutors have been conducting a wide-ranging investigation into efforts made by Trump and his allies to impede the transition of power to President Joe Biden.
Notably, Trump is currently considered a dominant frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the upcoming elections. Despite the ongoing investigations, he is scheduled to travel to Iowa on Tuesday to participate in a town hall event with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Additionally, prosecutors in Georgia are independently investigating Trump’s actions aimed at overturning election results in the state. The top prosecutor in Fulton County has indicated that charging decisions related to this investigation may be announced in the coming weeks.
In his post, Trump claimed that he has now been effectively indicted three times and suggested a potential fourth indictment coming from Atlanta. He vehemently criticized the investigations, describing them as a “witch hunt” and accusing law enforcement of political bias and the weaponization of justice.
Last month, Trump was indicted on 37 felony counts related to the alleged unlawful retention of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. He has pleaded not guilty to these charges, and a pretrial conference for that case is scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Fort Pierce, Florida.