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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File Photo

Trump Says Fresh Indictment ‘Rigged,’ Maliciously Filed During Campaign

In a post on Truth Social, the former U.S. president called the indictment a “witch hunt” and said the district attorney was “out of control and very corrupt.”

On Tuesday, former U.S. President Donald Trump said that a charge handed down by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, was “rigged.”

Mr. Trump also said that it was done on purpose during his campaign and that the whole thing was a “witch hunt.”

A court document says that on Monday night, a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, charged Mr. Trump with 13 crimes linked to an investigation into an alleged plot to change the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Later, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told reporters that the 19 people named in the indictment had arrest warrants issued by the grand jury. However, they all have until August 25 to turn themselves in willingly.

“And what about those Indictment Documents that were released today, long before the Grand Jury even decided, and then quickly pulled back? It sounds like a scam to me!

“Why didn’t they charge me two and a half years ago? Because they wanted to do it right when I was running for office. “Serial Killer!” This is what Mr. Trump said in a post on Truth Social.

He also said that the “witch hunt” was still going on and that the district attorney was “out of control and very corrupt.”

Among the many charges against Mr. Trump are breaking the Georgia RICO Act, trying to get a public official to lie under oath, making false statements and writings, and forgery.

In the accusation, Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, are among 18 other people he knows who have also been charged.

Mr. Trump has said that the criminal proceedings against him are an attempt to use the U.S. legal system as a weapon to stop him from running for president in 2024, and he has denied doing anything wrong.

(NAN, Putnik)