In a recent interview, Donald Trump revealed that he does not like discussing with Melania Trump the news about his multiple criminal indictments, The Hill reported.
While appearing on “The John Fredericks Show” last Friday, Trump said it is “always unpleasant” to have to tell Melania that he is “going to be indicted.”
When asked how his family was holding up given his multiple indictments, Trump said he tries to shield them from it.
Trump appeared on “The John Fredericks Show” just one day after a Florida grand jury returned a superseding indictment in the classified documents case alleging that Trump, co-defendant Walt Nauta, and Mar-a-Lago manager Carlos De Oliveira attempted to delete Mar-a-Lago surveillance footage after it was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury last year.
ABC News reported that Trump also told Fredericks that he plans to continue his quest for the White House even if he is convicted in federal court.
Trump argued that there is nothing in the Constitution that would prevent him from seeking the presidency if he is convicted.
The former president also addressed the superseding indictment, defending the attempts to delete the surveillance footage which prosecutors allege showed Mar-a-Lago employees moving the boxes containing classified documents.
Trump told Fredericks that he didn’t believe that he was obligated to turn over the footage that was subpoenaed.
On Tuesday, special counsel Jack Smith announced that the grand jury in Washington DC had indicted Trump on four counts related to his attempts to obstruct the certification of the 2020 election.
In the latest indictment, Trump is charged with conspiracy to defraud the US and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. Trump is also charged with obstruction and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding, as well as “conspiracy against rights.”
The indictment outlines in detail Trump’s multiple attempts to get states to reject the electoral college votes, including his conspiracy to replace electors with a fraudulent slate of electors who would vote for him. It also details the former president’s attempts to coerce then-Vice President Pence into rejecting electors when Congress met to certify the election on January 6, 2021.