Former President Trump on trial. “But I haven’t done anything wrong” –

From our New York correspondent – Trump’s indictment in a federal investigation by Special Attorney Jack Smith into classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago may be imminent. Smith, who is appointed by the Department of Justice, and his other colleagues met with attorneys for former President Ai on MondayInform them that Trump is the target of a criminal investigationaccording to the American media.

This kind of notice is discretionary; The person under investigation is allowed to present evidence or testify if he so wishes. Many see it as a sign of the imminent decision — some write in hours or days, others next week — on the choice Smith will have to make over indictment of Trump on charges of violating the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice. When interviewed by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, Trump denied having been told he would be charged.

The former president also reiterated this on Truth Social: “Nobody told me he was going to court and I shouldn’t be because I did nothing wrong.” He then accused the Department of Justice and the FBI of targeting him for years for political reasons. His lawyers tried unsuccessfully to slow down a potential indictment by submitting a request to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco to investigate whether a key witness’ attorney had a White House nomination as judge. Prosecutors working with Smith interviewed dozens of witnesses In past months (and even yesterday in Miami: the indictment, the Washington Post hypothesized, could happen in Florida or simultaneously in Florida and Washington).

Meanwhile, Steve Bannon, a former mentor of Trump, has been ordered to testify A Washington jury in Smith’s other investigation, about the former president’s attempt to undermine the outcome of the 2020 election. Bannon has already been sentenced to four months in prison (sentence suspended pending appeal) for refusing to testify on these same matters to the House Committee investigating the attack. January 6 on Congress last year.

Harold Manning

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