Trump says the special counsel told him he was a target in the Jan. 6 hearing

  • Former President Donald Trump said he was told he was a target in a January 6 criminal investigation by special counsel Jack Smith.
  • Smith has already been charged with nearly three dozen counts related to Trump’s possession of classified documents when he left the White House.
  • Trump also suggested he could face indictment as soon as possible, with a January 6 hearing.
  • That investigation focuses on Trump’s efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden.

Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was told on January 6 that he was a target in special counsel Jack Smith’s criminal investigation.

Trump is the leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Smith has already indicted Trump on nearly three dozen counts related to his possession of classified documents while he was out of the White House.

Trump also suggested he could soon face charges in a January 6 hearing that will focus on Trump’s efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden. Trump posted his statement on his Truth social account.

“Jack Smith, an attorney with Joe Biden’s DOJ, sent me a letter saying I was targeted for a grand jury hearing on January 6th (again, it was a Sunday night!) grand jury, which always means an arrest and indictment,” Trump wrote on his Truth Community site.

A spokesman for Smith did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A trial in the classified documents criminal case is set for Tuesday in Florida federal court.

Trump’s lawyers have asked that any investigation in the case be held until after the 2024 election. Smith’s lawyers opposed the move.

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Trump is the subject of a separate criminal investigation by the Georgia state attorney general for bringing election officials there to reverse his loss to Biden in Georgia.

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