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Trump Disputes Report Saying DOJ Told Him of Imminent Indictment

Former President Donald Trump denied reports that the Department of Justice informed him that he would likely be indicted next week in the classified documents investigation.
The former president denied the report on Truth Social, slamming the “witch hunt” and claiming he is innocent. 

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters before speaking at the Westside Conservative Breakfast on June 1, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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“No one has told me I’m being indicted, and I shouldn’t be because I’ve done NOTHING wrong, but I have assumed for years that I am a Target of the WEAPONIZED DOJ & FBI, starting with the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAK (sic), the ‘No Collusion’ Mueller Report, Impeachment HOAX #1, Impeachment HOAX #2, the PERFECT Ukraine phone call, and various other SCAMS & WITCH HUNTS. A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE & ELECTION INTERFERENCE AT A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE. REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS MUST MAKE THIS THEIR # 1 ISSUE!!!” Trump wrote.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump told New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman that a report from Trump ally John Solomon in Just the News, claiming that prosecutors informed him of a likely indictment, was “not true.”
“Trump tells me minutes ago he has NOT been told he’s getting indicted, when contacted. ‘It’s not true,’ he said, adding again he hasn’t done anything wrong,” Haberman tweeted.
“When I asked if he had been told he’s a target, he demurred, saying he doesn’t talk directly to prosecutors,” she added. 

When I asked if he had been told he’s a target, he demurred, saying he doesn’t talk directly to prosecutors.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 7, 2023

Before he responded to the reports directly, Trump quoted one line from Solomon’s report suggesting experts were siding with his contention that he had broad authority to declassify documents.
“ ‘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,’ ” he wrote.
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Solomon cited an unnamed source familiar with special counsel Jack Smith’s classified documents investigation and said an indictment could be delivered as soon as this week.
Recent reports have said Smith’s investigation is nearing its end and that a decision will be delivered soon, though no timetable was given.

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