Trump Lawyers Met With Special Counsel & Here's What Happened
The legal woes of former President Donald Trump have come to a head today as his lawyers were warned to "expect an indictment" from the January 6 grand jury probe led by Special Counsel Jack Smith. According to multiple news sources, prosecutors in Smith's office spoke with Trump's attorneys Todd Blanche and John Lauro, and suggested that a formal indictment against Trump could be unveiled as soon as Thursday.
The explosive news triggered a wave of speculation and outrage among Trump's supporters, many of whom felt it was a distraction from the collapsing case against President Joe Biden's son, Hunter. On Wednesday, the younger Biden was dealt a setback when a federal judge in Delaware rejected his controversial plea deal.
Donald Trump’s lawyers have finished their meeting with the Special Counsel’s office.
They were told to expect an indictment against Trump.
— José Díaz-Balart Reports (@JDBalartMSNBC) July 27, 2023
Unable to contain his anger at what he perceives as an abuse of power, Trump himself took to Truth Social to express his frustration. In a statement, Trump said that "they have now effectively indicted me three times" and accused the Justice Department of using "political weaponization of law enforcement" to undermine his popularity in the race for the 2024 election.
This latest move only adds to the legal troubles that Trump has faced since leaving office in January. As recently as June, he was arraigned on charges from the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg related to the Trump Organization's alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. In addition, the president is facing federal charges in Florida for his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The list also includes an investigation in Georgia concerning his actions following the chaotic 2020 election.
Unsurprisingly, the news of a possible indictment of Trump sent shockwaves throughout the political community. Conservative pundits and lawmakers alike spoke out in an attempt to detract attention from the situation, accusing the Trump-hating left of using the former president as a punching bag to deflect attention from Biden's alleged wrongdoing.
No big deal, just an update on Biden DOJ’s long-running war on Biden’s biggest political opponent. Third-world countries are more careful and prudent than our corrupt controllers. https://t.co/cYdp8F1RLd
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 27, 2023
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, however, told reporters at her Thursday press conference that the Justice Department is an independent branch of government and is not influenced by the Biden administration. She urged everyone to remain patient and await the outcome of the Trump investigation, emphasizing that there is still a great deal we don't know about the case at this time.
In the meantime, we will have to wait and see whether a formal indictment against Trump is indeed issued. The fate of the former president's political and legal career hangs in the balance, and experts are warning that whatever the outcome may be, it is unlikely to come without a fight. Given Trump's talent for controversy and the current partisan climate, it's certain that the arguments surrounding his future will continue to escalate with time.
RIGHT ON CUE: One day after Hunter's sweetheart deal blows up, Special Counsel Jack Smith marches grand jury back into courtroom for possible indictment of Trump reportedly inclg "obstruction of congressional proceeding," which means Smith doing bidding of J6 Committee Democrats
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 27, 2023