Former President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that ongoing criminal investigations into his 2024 campaign amounted to ‘election interference’, as speculation mounts over a possible indictment in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigations into the actions post-2020 election records and classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago.
Mr Trump sounded off on social media a day after his lawyers – John Rowley, James Trusty and Lindsey Halligan – met Mr Smith at the Justice Department, leading some to believe the investigations were coming to an end.
Mr Trump said he was singled out. He pointed to a recent DOJ decision not to indict former Vice President Mike Pence over classified documents mixed with documents at his home in Indiana. He also pointed to investigations into President Biden regarding the mishandling of classified documents and separate investigations into the president’s son, Hunter Biden.
“They’ll hit Hunter with something small to make their hit on me feel ‘right,'” Mr. Trump wrote on Truth Social early Tuesday. “Nothing about these fascists is fair or honest. FIGHT!”
“ELECTORAL INTERFERENCE!!! Don’t let this happen,” he wrote minutes later.
Mr. Smith’s investigation is divided into two parts. He is investigating efforts to overturn official 2020 election results, including a pressure campaign to return electoral vote totals to states instead of certifying them on January 6, 2021.
The second track examines the classified documents that were stored at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and whether the ex-president or his staff obstructed efforts to retrieve them for the National Archives.
A grand jury to consider the documents issue is expected to meet again this week, according to NBC News.
Mr. Trump, who is campaigning in the 2024 GOP primary, is already facing a trial in New York for commercial fraud in March. He says the charges are part of a “witch hunt” to thwart his political ambitions.
“It is a question of ELECTORAL INTERFERENCE. They don’t want to run against me,” Trump wrote on Tuesday.