Trump claims that an investigation is set to begin on January 6

On Tuesday, the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, revealed that he had received a letter informing him that he was being investigated for attempts to rig the 2020 presidential election. Trump stated on the Truth Social website that the letter was sent on Sunday by special counsel Jack Smith. “That I am a TARGET of the January 6th Grand Jury investigation,” the letter purportedly added, according to him. The former president went on to say that he had “four days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an arrest and an indictment,” as per the special counsel’s order.

 

Trump claimed to have received the letter late on Sunday while spending time with his family. Targets of US federal investigations typically have the opportunity to testify before a grand jury prior to the government’s attorneys requesting an indictment. The letter is frequently used to inform people that they have proof that connects them to an offense. Before being charged last month in a different investigation into the improper handling of sensitive data, Trump was sent a letter along these lines. Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office remained silent. The probe is being headed by Smith’s office. Any inquiries on the matter should be sent to the Department of Justice, according to President Joe Biden’s administration.

 

As part of the 2020 election investigation, multiple former Trump administration officials have testified before a grand jury in Washington, D.C. Among the officials are White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and former Vice President Mike Pence. The focus of the investigation has been on the activities of Trump and his supporters in the days preceding the disturbance at the US Capitol on January 6. The Capitol was assaulted and taken over by Trump’s followers. Members of Congress were momentarily prevented by the commotion from tallying the electoral votes that verified Joe Biden’s victory in the November 3 presidential contest. Over a thousand people have been charged for involvement in the violence.

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