The ex-president’s social media post correctly described the magnitude of indictment over the alleged mishandling of classified documents – though completely ignored any personal culpability in the case.
But of a former president by a federal grand jury thrust the country into an unprecedented and perilous moment in its history at a time when it is already internally estranged over politics
After months of anticipation and drips of information from grand jury probes about whether Donald Trump would become the first former president to be federally indicted, members of Congress, rival presidential candidates and other political players reacted quickly to reports late Thursday that the drama could soon move to a criminal courtroom.
Trump posted on his social media site that he’s been summoned to a Miami courthouse on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment Thursday evening
Some Republican lawmakers lashed out at the Biden administration, rushing to frame the prosecution as a political attack on a leading 2024 candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.