President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he had received a target letter from special counsel Jack Smith on the Justice Department’s Jan 6 investigation and faces arrest.
Writing on Truth Social, Trump said the letter told him he’s a target in a grand jury investigation and has just four days to respond.
“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 4 days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an Arrest and Indictment,” Trump wrote.
Smith is leading the Justice Department’s investigation against Trump over attempts to “overturn” the “fraudulent” 2020 presidential election results.
Smith has reportedly examined testimony and documents related to fundraising and communications between Trump associates and election officials in battleground states.
Last year, Smith subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, requesting communications with or involving Trump and his 2020 campaign aides.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this month, Jack Smith announced he was preparing to hit President Trump with 45 additional charges if Judge Aileen Cannon delays or thwarts the classified documents case, according to a leak.
The additional charges, reported as a “backup plan,” are expected to come from Jack Smith “in the coming weeks.”
Trump was recently indicted on 37 federal counts in a Florida court.
The special counsel’s prosecutors are preparing a “superseding indictment,” a separate set of charges against the 45th president in the Southern District of Florida.
Jack Smith’s prosecutors may also bring more charges against Trump in a different venue if they feel Judge Aileen Cannon is being too fair with Trump.
Trump was charged with 31 counts of willful retention of national defense information and six other process crimes stemming from conversations with his lawyer.