Former President Donald Trump and his aides are reportedly preparing for potential legal action in an investigation into classified documents. Prosecutors have been seen at a Miami courthouse where a grand jury is hearing from witnesses. Trump’s lawyers have been informed that he is a target of the investigation, indicating possible criminal charges. Trump’s team has been reaching out to allies in Congress for support on television.
The grand jury in Miami heard from a former top aide to Trump, suggesting a case related to classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Trump’s lawyers met with Justice Department officials to argue against an indictment. Trump has expressed his expectation of being charged and criticized special counsel Jack Smith. The existence of a separate grand jury in Florida adds complexity, potentially leading to charges in Florida instead of Washington.
The investigation focuses on the retention of classified documents and possible obstruction. Witnesses, including Trump’s lawyers and aides, have appeared before the grand jury. Trump’s super PAC has circulated talking points critical of Smith. Smith’s background in public corruption and war crimes investigations may shield him from attacks as a partisan prosecutor.
The investigation involves classified documents at Mar-a-Lago and alleged obstruction. Trump’s lawyers raised concerns about prosecutorial misconduct in their meeting with Justice Department officials. Trump denies wrongdoing and believes he is targeted by a biased Department of Justice and FBI.