'Nobody has told me': Trump erupts amid report of imminent espionage and obstruction indictments

'Nobody has told me': Trump erupts amid report of imminent espionage and obstruction indictments
GRIMES, IOWA - JUNE 01: Former President Donald Trump greets supporters at a Team Trump volunteer leadership training event held at the Grimes Community Complex on June 01, 2023 in Grimes, Iowa. Trump delivered an unscripted speech to the crowd at the event before taking several questions from his supporters. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images).

Former President Donald Trump could be indicted by the United States Department of Justice as soon as Thursday on charges of obstruction of justice and espionage, The Independentreported on Wednesday.

"The Independent has learned that prosecutors are ready to ask grand jurors to approve an indictment against Mr. Trump for violating a portion of the US criminal code known as Section 793, which prohibits 'gathering, transmitting or losing” any “information respecting the national defense,'" the outlet explained.

"The use of Section 793, which does not make reference to classified information, is understood to be a strategic decision by prosecutors that has been made to short-circuit Mr. Trump's ability to claim that he used his authority as president to declassify documents he removed from the White House and kept at his Palm Beach, Florida property long after his term expired on 20 January 2021," the report continued.

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According to The Independent, "Another source familiar with the matter has said Mr. Trump was recently informed that he is a 'target' of the Justice Department probe, which began in early 2022 after National Archives and Records Administration officials discovered more than 100 documents bearing classification markings in a set of 15 boxes of Trump administration records retrieved from Mar-a-Lago, the century-old mansion turned private beach club where Mr. Trump maintains his primary residence and post-presidential office."

Meanwhile, Trump lashed out on his Truth Social app on Wednesday afternoon, adding credence to The Independent's exposé.

Trump wrote at 3:26 p.m.:

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 HOAX, 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!!!

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The Independent's full report is available here.

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