Former US President Donald Trump, who aims to return to the White House in 2024 despite being indicted by federal justice, said Friday, July 28 that even a conviction would not make him stop his campaign. His remarks come the day after the announcement ofe new charges against him in the confidential documents case for which a trial is scheduled for next May.
The 77-year-old billionaire was questioned on the radio about the charges against him, in the midst of the Republican primaries. To far-right host John Fredericks, who asked him if he would end his campaign if convicted, Donald Trump replied: “No way.” “There is nothing in the Constitution that says it could” prevent me from campaigning, he added.
Targeted by several investigations
The former president was indicted in early June in the case, in which he is accused of endangering the country’s security by keeping confidential documents, including military plans and information on nuclear weapons, after his departure from the White House, instead of turning them over to the National Archives as required by law. The person concerned disputes all the facts with which he is charged and calls out to the “witch hunt” policy.
The former president is also charged in another case, in connection with suspicious payments to a former porn actress, Stormy Daniels, and could be again in the framework of the investigation, led by the special prosecutor Jack Smith, on attempts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election. A Georgia prosecutor is also due to announce by September the outcome of an investigation into the pressure he exerted to try to alter the result of the 2020 presidential election in this southern state.