Donald Trump’s marketing campaign launched an announcement on Aug. 1 on Twitter, railing in opposition to the indictment. It learn, “That is nothing greater than the newest corrupt chapter within the continued pathetic try by the Biden Crime Household and their weaponized Division of Justice to intervene with the 2024 Presidential Election, wherein President Trump is the undisputed frontrunner, and main by substantial margins.” The assertion went on to assert the persecution of Trump and his supporters “is paying homage to Nazi Germany within the Thirties, the previous Soviet Union, and different authoritarian, dictatorial regimes.”
Trump posted an announcement to Fact Social a few days after receiving the goal letter from the Division of Justice that preceded the indictment. He wrote, “WOW! On Sunday evening, whereas I used to be with my household … HORRIFYING NEWS for our Nation was given to me by my attorneys. Deranged Jack Smith . . . despatched a letter (once more, it was Sunday evening!) stating that I’m a TARGET of the January sixth Grand Jury investigation, and giving me a really quick 4 days to report back to the Grand Jury, which just about at all times means an Arrest and Indictment.” Trump once more referred to the investigations in opposition to him as a “WITCH HUNT” and an instance of election interference — Trump is making his third run for the workplace of the president in 2024. He additionally mentions the potential for a fourth indictment, which may very well be within the works. There’s an ongoing investigation into Trump’s potential election interference within the state of Georgia.
After the information of Trump receiving the goal letter from the DOJ went public, Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy backed the concept that this was an instance of the federal government going after a political opponent. McCarthy stated, “Should you discover, lately President Trump went up within the polls and was really surpassing President Biden for reelection. So what do they do now? Weaponize authorities, go after their primary opponent,” through CBS Information.