Former President Trump claimed that a letter from Special Counsel Jack Smith was received stating he was the target of a grand jury investigation regarding his activities on Jan. 6 during a speech in Washington, D.C. Trump noted that he initially received this letter on Sunday and anticipated facing arrest and indictment.
Trump criticized Jack Smith on his social media page Truth Social, and called Smith “deranged,” and highlighted Smith’s affiliation with Joe Biden’s Department of Justice. Trump expressed his belief that the four-day short notice to report to the Grand Jury typically signifies an imminent arrest and indictment.
Trump also used the opportunity to criticize Merrick Garland, the Attorney General, and Joe Biden’s Department of Justice, claiming that they have effectively brought at least three possible indictments and arrests of Trump. He portrayed himself as Joe Biden’s principal political opponent and emphasized his perceived dominance in the presidential race over Biden. Furthermore, Trump mentioned his prior decision to turn down Garland for the United States Supreme Court, adding that he believes it was a wise choice given Garland’s alleged corrupt and unethical actions.
About the Trump-Russia investigation, which commenced in 2016, Trump asserted that his campaign had been subjected to illegal surveillance. He pointed out that the investigation relied on a fabricated “Dossier” funded by Hillary Clinton’s Campaign and the DNC. After four years of probing the investigation’s origins, Special Counsel John Durham released a highly anticipated report in May, concluding that it should never have been initiated.
Trump further reflected on his impeachment experiences, emphasizing that he was impeached twice but ultimately acquitted both times by the Senate. He contended that various attempts to undermine his presidency had failed, including the Mueller Witch Hunt, the Russia Hoax, and alleged fraudulent activities involving intelligence agents, the FBI, Twitter, DOJ, and Facebook.
Trump drew attention to a recent indictment from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office. Additionally, he mentioned the possibility of facing another charge from Atlanta related to allegations that he pressured election officials to alter the outcome of the 2020 election.
Regarding Jan. 6, 2021, Trump claimed his right to protest an election that he believed was rigged and stolen. He asserted that Democrats had previously opposed election outcomes but accused them of taking it to unprecedented levels by allegedly engaging in election fraud. Trump criticized the DOJ and FBI, alleging that instead of investigating the alleged cheaters, they targeted and harassed those who voiced concerns about electoral fraud.