In front of his supporters, Trump criticizes a “baseless indictment”

Donald Trump was combative on Saturday. During his first public speeches since his indictment the day before by the federal justice, he castigated the American judicial system, according to him “corrupt”.

The former president is the subject of 37 charges for having, when he left the White House, taken away thousands of documents, some of which were confidential when he should have entrusted them to the National Archives, and for having then refused to return most of it despite reminders from the FBI. This indictment, the second in two months after a first by the justice of the State of New York in April for accounting fraud, paves the way for a presidential 2024 like no other, where the Department of Justice of the outgoing Democratic president prosecutes the favorite of the Republican primary.

Trump attacks “the instrumentalized ministry of injustice”

The former tenant of the White House, who repeats that he is the victim of a political cabal, participated on Saturday in two Republican conventions in the south-east of the United States, first in Georgia then in North Carolina , lashing out at what he called an unfair legal attack on him. “You’re dealing with berserk,” the former president said in Greensboro, North Carolina. “The baseless indictment against me by the Biden government’s instrumentalized ministry of injustice will rank among the most horrific abuses of power in our country’s history,” he said.

Earlier, in Columbus, Georgia, Donald Trump told the crowd that he was the target of lawsuits because of his bid for a second term. “That’s why they do it, if I was not (candidate for a new presidential mandate), there would be no witch hunt, there would be no indictment”, he said in front of his supporters.

An appearance expected in three days

Both rallies took place just three days before his appearance in federal court in Miami. The indictment, released on Friday, includes charges such as “illegal withholding of national security information”, “obstructing justice” and “false testimony”.

Donald Trump has already reacted to the announcement of his indictment via a series of posts on his Truth Social network as well as in a video statement posted on Twitter, calling the special prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Jack Smith, “disturbed”. and denouncing election interference supposedly orchestrated by his rival Joe Biden. The latter, on the other hand, indicated that he had “not spoken” to his Minister of Justice on this subject.

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