Yet during a recent appearance, Trump dismissed such suggestions. What’s more, the former president insisted that even if he were to be indicted, it wouldn’t stop him from running again in 2024.
Trump: “I can’t imagine being indicted”
According to The Hill, Trump made the comments on Thursday while being interviewed by conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.
“I can’t imagine being indicted. I’ve done nothing wrong,” Trump told Hewitt, adding, “I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”
“That’s not inciting, I’m just saying what my opinion is,” Trump said. “I don’t think the people of this country would stand for it.”
“And as you know, if a thing like that happened, I would have no prohibition against running. You know that,” the former president stressed.
“There is no reason that they can [indict], other than if they’re just sick and deranged, which is always possible, because I did absolutely … nothing wrong,” Trump declared.
In August, former Assistant U.S. Andrew McCarthy wrote an article for National Review in which he laid out his case for why the Department of Justice (DOJ) could be preparing to indict Trump as part of its investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
— Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) August 31, 2022
“Former president Donald Trump is facing the very serious prospect of being indicted for obstruction of justice and causing false statements to be made to the government,” McCarthy wrote.
DOJ appeals grant of a special master
Fox News reported on September 5 that U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon granted Trump’s request for a special master to be tasked with looking at material taken during the raid on his home.
Specifically, the special master will “review the seized property, manage assertions of privilege and make recommendations thereon, and evaluate claims for return of property.”
The network also reported that the DOJ moved to appeal Cannon’s ruling, arguing that “the government and the public would suffer irreparable harm” unless her decision is stayed.