Former President Donald Trump revealed today that he received a target letter from Special Counsel Jack Smith about January 6 and the alternative slate of electors some states put forward.
A target letter almost always precedes an official indictment and Trump expects that to come soon. Trump said:
“Deranged Jack Smith, the prosecutor with Joe Biden’s DOJ, sent a letter (again, it was Sunday night!) stating that I am a TARGET of the January 6th Grand Jury investigation and giving me a very short four days to report to the grand jury which almost always means and arrest and indictment.”
Trump is currently fighting a case in New York City brought by Alvin Bragg that all legal experts believe should not have happened.
In Atlanta, the Fulton County DA is expected to indict him in the next few weeks.
According to ABC:
Trump similarly received a target letter from Smith before he was indicted by a grand jury in Florida for his alleged mishandling of classified documents after leaving the White House and his alleged efforts to obstruct the government’s investigation.
Smith took control of the sprawling Justice Department investigation into the failed efforts by Trump and his allies to thwart his election loss upon his appointment as special counsel in November of last year, and in recent months dozens of witnesses have appeared to testify before a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C.
According to sources, prosecutors have questioned witnesses specifically about the efforts to put forward false slates of so-called false electors that were to have cast electoral college votes during the certification for Trump in key swing states that he lost to President Joe Biden.
NEW: Trump posts that he received a target letter in federal January 6th probe pic.twitter.com/Do9y2ScHHh
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) July 18, 2023
TRUMP posts he’s been told he’s a target of Jack Smith’s Jan 6/transfer of power investigation.
“Deranged Jack Smith, the prosecutor with Joe Biden’s DOJ, sent a letter (again, it was Sunday night!) stating that I am a TARGET of the January 6th Grand Jury investigation”
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) July 18, 2023