(UnitedVoice.com) – Former President Donald Trump was charged with four new federal crimes on August 1. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court in Washington, DC, and believes prosecutors are targeting him. Now, he has issued a warning.
On Thursday, August 3, Trump appeared in DC for his arraignment. Before heading to the federal courthouse to enter his not-guilty plea, he issued a warning on Truth Social. The former president accused POTUS Joe Biden of siccing his attorney general, Merrick Garland, on him. He alleged the charges against him were “concocted” to force Trump to spend time and money to defend himself.
Trump went on to say that Democrats don’t want to run against him, so they are weaponizing the Department of Justice, “BUT SOON, IN 2024, IT WILL BE OUR TURN. MAGA!”
The former president spent the weekend after his latest arraignment lashing out at prosecutors, witnesses, and Democrats. In one post, in all caps, Trump called Special Counsel Jack Smith “deranged” and said the Department of Justice is “very corrupt” and “highly partisan.” In another post, also in all caps, the former president said he was going to ask the judge assigned to the case, Tanya S. Chutkan, to recuse herself. He also wants the venue changed.
The day after the arraignment, on August 4, federal prosecutors accused Trump of posting threatening messages on social media. He wrote, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” Prosecutors asked a judge to impose a protective order limiting what the former president could post on the internet.
Trump’s legal team responded to the request, arguing his social media post had nothing to do with Smith. Instead, they claimed it was about Republicans in name only (RINO). The attorneys said his speech was completely protected political speech.
Despite the multiple federal against him, Trump has no plans to drop out of the race.
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