More legal trouble for Donald Trump. A third indictment could be on the way.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been told that he’s a target of the criminal probe into the January 6th riot in 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, and efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The target letter from Special Counsel Jack Smith comes as federal prosecutors and Trump’s lawyers met in a Florida courtroom for a pre-trial hearing in the classified documents case.
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- Adolfo Franco is an Attorney and Republican Strategist.
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- Rina Shah is a Political Analyst and Commentator.
- Jeffrey Swartz is a former Prosecutor and Criminal Defense Attorney. He’s currently a Professor at Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School.
Special counsel Jack Smith's letter to former President Trump informing him that he is a target of a federal investigation mentions three federal statutes related to: the deprivation of rights, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., and tampering with a witness. https://t.co/RyOvdKGJzr
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 19, 2023
Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers and advisers are trying to figure out if there is evidence and witnesses they are unaware of that are bolstering special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election, sources say. https://t.co/Sz6r6mF1xg
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 19, 2023
A federal judge rejected Donald Trump's request for a new trial in a civil case brought by E. Jean Carroll, where a jury found the former US president liable for sexually abusing and defaming the writer and awarded her $5 million in damages https://t.co/iD77PXvvPx
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 19, 2023