President Donald Trump announced before his arraignment in Washington, DC, that he needed “one more indictment” to ensure his election victory.
Earlier this week, Special Counsel Jack Smith announced a grand jury had indicted Trump on charges relating to the Jan 6 riot
Trump faces four charges, including:
- Conspiracy to defraud the U.S
- Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding
- Obstruction and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding
- Conspiracy against rights
Trump thanked Americans for their support following the news of his indictment, concluding the latest indictment has “AWOKEN THE WORLD” to the “CORRUPTION, SCANDAL, & FAILURE THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.”
Trump also joked he needs just “one more indictment” to “ensure” his election.
Trump also took to Truth Social, writing:
“Look, it’s not my fault that my political opponent in the Democrat Party, Crooked Joe Biden, has told his Attorney General to charge the leading (by far!) Republican Nominee & former President of the United States, me, with as many crimes as can be concocted so that he is forced to spend large amounts of time & money to defend himself.
“The Dems don’t want to run against me or they would not be doing this unprecedented weaponization of ‘Justice.’ BUT SOON, IN 2024, IT WILL BE OUR TURN. MAGA!” he exclaimed.
According to a New York Times article, Joe Biden hoped Attorney General Merrick Garland would be more aggressive and target Trump for January 6.
“And while the president has never communicated his frustrations directly to Mr. Garland, he has said privately that he wanted Mr. Garland to act less like a ponderous judge and more like a prosecutor who is willing to take decisive action over the events of Jan. 6,” the article writes.