Former President Donald Trump has come out swinging against what he perceives as a politically motivated attack by the Biden administration. In a video released on his Truth Social platform, Trump expressed his innocence and vowed to fight the charges brought against him.
The indictment against Trump includes seven counts, with one under the Espionage Act of 1917, which deals with the handling of military secrets. Other charges include obstruction of justice, destruction or falsification of records, conspiracy, and making false statements.
Trump charged over classified documents in 1st federal indictment of an ex-presidenthttps://t.co/ju4E8kbpGu
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) June 9, 2023
The charges arose from Trump’s connection to classified government documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. However, Trump believes that the timing of the indictment is a deliberate attempt to undermine him politically.
In his video, he pointed out that he is currently leading in the polls against both President Biden and other Republican contenders for the 2024 presidential race.
“They’re trying to destroy a reputation so they can win an election,” the former president said.
“And they come after me, because now we’re leading in the polls again, by a lot, against Biden and against the Republicans by a lot. But we’re leading against Biden by a lot, a tremendous amount. And we went up to a level that they figured, the way they’re going to stop us is by using what’s called warfare,” he added.
He further expressed his frustration with the Justice Department and the FBI, accusing them of weaponizing their power against him. He believes that the continued targeting of his presidency is tearing the country apart and preventing progress.
“This has been going on for seven years. They can’t stop because it’s election interference at the highest level,” he said.
Trump touted achievements his administration boasts of, such as energy independence and a strong military that was not influenced by woke ideology. “We were doing so well. We were respected all over the world,” he stated.
In a written post, he criticized the Biden administration, calling it corrupt and pointing out the president’s hypocrisy as classified documents were also found in his Delaware home. Former Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton also stand accused of similar
While he faces up to 400 years in prison as well as a $9.25 million fine if he is convicted, the GOP frontrunner remains optimistic as he continues to maintain his innocence. He concluded his posts by reiterating his mission to “Make America Great Again” as he declares it a “DARK DAY” for the country.