Trump Targeted for DOJ Indictment: Latest Development in Ongoing Investigations

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Trump indicted for the first time by DOJ, sources say

According to sources familiar with the matter, former President Donald Trump has been targeted for indictment by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the first time in a criminal case related to his role in the events leading up to the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation, said that Trump was informed of his status as a “target” in the case last week, which is often a prelude to an indictment.

The DOJ is reportedly focusing on Trump’s alleged attempts to subvert the results of the 2020 election by pressuring state officials to overturn their votes, spreading false conspiracy theories about voter fraud, and encouraging his supporters to contest the outcome. The DOJ is also investigating Trump’s role in the rally that preceded the assault on the Capitol, where he urged his followers to “fight like hell” and march to the Capitol to stop the certification of the electoral college vote.

The possible indictment of Trump has been the subject of intense speculation and debate among legal experts and politicians, with some arguing that it is unlikely to happen due to the difficulty of prosecuting a former president and the political ramifications of such a move. However, others have argued that the DOJ has a duty to hold Trump accountable for his alleged crimes and that a failure to do so would set a dangerous precedent for future leaders.

The news of Trump’s potential indictment has already sparked a range of reactions from his supporters and critics. Some have called it a long-overdue step towards justice, while others have accused the DOJ of engaging in a politically motivated witch hunt. Trump himself has not commented on the reports but has previously denied any wrongdoing and argued that the election was stolen from him.

The development also comes as a number of other investigations into Trump and his associates are ongoing, including probes by the New York Attorney General’s office and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office into potential financial crimes and tax fraud. Trump has repeatedly dismissed these probes as politically motivated and baseless.