Former President Donald Trump was hit with another federal grand jury indictment on Tuesday following Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigations into Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Special Counsel Jack Smith said that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will seek a “speedy trial” in the latest case against former President Donald Trump on charges stemming from January 6. https://t.co/O7alH8x2a8
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 2, 2023
The indictment —which comes one day after President Joe Biden was implicated in his son’s corrupt foreign businesses— charged Trump with Obstruction of and Attempt to Obstruct an Official Proceeding, Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding, Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Conspiracy Against Rights.
“Despite having lost, the Defendant was determined to stay in power,” the indictment reads. “So for more than two months following Election Day on November 3, 2020, the Defendant spread lies that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the election that he actually won. These claims were false, and the Defendant knew they were false.”
The former president’s campaign reacted to news of the latest indictment, describing it as another DOJ’s attempt to interfere with the 2024 elections.
“This is nothing more than the latest corrupt chapter in the continued pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election, in which President Trump is the undisputed frontrunner, and leading by substantial margins,” Trump’s campaign wrote in a statement.
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) August 1, 2023
The campaign also noted the suspicious timing of the indictment as it came just one day after a close business associate of Hunter Biden implicated President Biden in his son’s shady deals. Trump’s campaign noted that the DOJ waited over two years to bring the charges against the former president.
House Speaker Rep. Kelvin McCarthy echoed Trump’s campaign sentiments when he described the former president’s latest indictment as an attempt to distract from President Biden’s latest scandal.
We’ve recently learned:
• Hunter received money from China (contradicting President Biden’s claim)
• President Biden spoke with Hunter’s business associates over 20 times (contradicting what Biden previously claimed)
• Biden’s DOJ tried to secretly give Hunter broad immunity…
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) August 1, 2023
“Biden’s DOJ tried to secretly give Hunter broad immunity and admitted the sweetheart deal was unprecedented And just yesterday a new poll showed President Trump is without a doubt Biden’s leading political opponent,” said McCarthy. “Everyone in America could see what was going to come next: DOJ’s attempt to distract from the news and attack the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, President Trump.”
McCarthy, however, vowed that House Republicans will continue to investigate and uncover the truth about the Biden family’s illegal business practices and influence peddling. The House speaker also promised that Republicans will shed light on the two-tiered system of justice under President Joe Biden.