A federal grand jury formally indicted former President Donald Trump Thursday following an extensive investigation spanning several months.
The indictment, filed in Federal District Court in Miami, is the first time in American history a former president has faced federal charges.
According to two sources, the seven counts against the former president include conspiracy to obstruct and willful retention of documents.
This is the second time Trump has been indicted this year. Trump pleaded not guilty in April after being charged by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.
On Thursday, Trump’s campaign lashed out, calling this indictment “open legal warfare” by the Department of Injustice.”
The full statement by the Trump camp:
“President Donald J. Trump has long been the biggest threat and the top political target for Joe Biden and the corrupt Democrat Party. As President Trump’s dominance grows, the nastier the Deep State attacks become.
Today’s act of open legal ‘warfare’ by the highly politicized and partisan Department of Injustice, has taken things to a new level, and set a dangerous precedent. By politically weaponizing the DOJ, the Biden administration and their henchmen in the Swamp are now conducting an all-out prosecution of the leader of the current administration’s political opposition.
This is un-American and wrong.
President Trump violated no laws and is being held to a different legal standard than other former Presidents and Vice Presidents. We are confident that no matter how crooked the Executive branch has become, the American justice system is resilient and will throw this case out in its entirety. If not, our cherished Constitution is in serious trouble.
“President Trump will fight this unconstitutional abuse of power until he is ultimately vindicated. He will never stop fighting for the American people, and he will continue to work to restore the greatness of the United States of America.”
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