DOJ Tells Trump He Will Be Indicted ‘Imminently’

Federal prosecutors have notified President Donald Trump that he is a criminal target and will be indicted “imminently” as part of a probe into alleged classified documents handling.

Special Counsel Jack Smith’s prosecutorial team informed Trump’s legal team in recent days that the charges against the 45th president include a violation of 18 U.S. Code Chapter 37 Section 793 that outlaws the “gathering, transmitting or losing” of national defense information.

Other charges being considered involve alleged false statements and obstruction of justice.

No prior or sitting American president has ever been indicted in federal court.

The Grand Jury will decide whether to bring charges and if they accept the prosecutor’s case the legal battle will surely end up in the Supreme Court.

Trump was indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg earlier this year.

Bragg’s politically motivates charges stem from the Stormy Daniels case.

According to Just The News:

Trump’s lawyers have prepared a robust defense based on months of legal research, anticipating Smith might pursue charges. 

Trump’s lawyers are prepared to argue that a president had broad powers under the Constitution to keep documents or declassify without any fanfare documents from his presidency and take them with him upon leaving office.

They will rely heavily on a U.S. District Court case in Washington more than a decade ago involving former President Bill Clinton that concluded a president had broad and mostly unchallengeable power to determine which documents from his presidency can be kept personally and that any documents moved to Trump’s homes in Mar-a-Lago, Fla., and Bedminster, N.J., fall under that category.

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An American Bar Association report in 2022 seemed to agree with Trump’s assertion that “guidelines support his contention that presidents have broad authority to formally declassify most documents that are not statutorily protected, while they are in office.”

READ MORE: Trump Predicts Hunter Biden Will Be Charged with ‘Something Small to Make Their Strike on Me Look Fair’

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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