Trump says special counsel told him he’s a target in Jan. 6 probe

Former US President and 2024 Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump gestures about weight lifting as he speaks at a Republican volunteer recruitment event at Fervent, a Calvary Chapel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 8, 2023. Patrick T. Fallon | Afp | Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has been told he is a target in the Jan. 6 criminal investigation by special counsel Jack Smith.Smith already has criminally charged Trump with about two dozen crimes related to retaining classified documents when he left the White House.Trump also suggested he may soon face indictment for the Jan. 6 probe, which is focused on Trump’s efforts to overturn his loss in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden. Trump posted his statement on his Truth Social account.”Deranged Jack Smith, the prosecutor with Joe Biden’s DOJ, sent a letter (again, it was Sunday night!) stating that I am a TARGET of the January 6th Grand Jury investigation, and giving me a very short 4 days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an Arrest and Indictment,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social site.A spokesman for Smith did not immediately respond to a request for a comment.Trump is the leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.A hearing in his classified documents criminal case is set for Tuesday in Florida federal court.Trump’s lawyers have asked this any trial in that case take place after the 2024 election. Smith’s prosecutors oppose that bid.Trump is separately under criminal investigation by a Georgia state prosecutor for his attempt to get election officials there to reverse his loss to Biden in Georgia.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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