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Conservative civil rights attorney Leo Terrell has revealed details about a conversation he had with Donald Trump after the former president announced Thursday evening the Justice Department had indicted him.
“I just got off the phone with President Trump,” Terrell began in a short video posted to Twitter. “President Donald J. Trump is innocent. These charges are frivolous. They’re designed to distract you from the real issue – corruption in Washington D.C. Corruption in the White House. Joe Biden is incompetent. Joe Biden’s criminal activities with his son.”
“President Trump is going to win the Republican nomination. Every candidate running for president should support Donald J. Trump. President Trump is gonna become our next president. And he’s gonna clean up this deep state. I’m going with this man because he’s gonna make America great,” Terrell added.
“Because if you care about this country, you vote for Donald J. Trump and you fight against these criminals’ frivolous charges,” he concluded.
Just spoke with our next President pic.twitter.com/3FmcLWK35C
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) June 9, 2023
Trump announced on Thursday night that he has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges connected to his handling of classified materials that were found at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last August.
In a series of posts on his Truth Social, Trump said he has been summoned to federal court on Tuesday in Miami.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is “secured” by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time,” he wrote.
“Page 2: I have been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM. I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting President in the History of our Country, and is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election. I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!” he added.
“Page 3: This is indeed a DARK DAY for the United States of America. We are a Country in serious and rapid Decline, but together we will Make America Great Again!”
Following his announcement, an attorney for the former president provided an update on what she anticipates the next steps will be in the indictment and arraignment.
Alina Habba told Fox News: “Donald Trump is owned by no one, so it makes him the biggest threat to the corrupt system we have now. When your name is Donald Trump… you are going to get indicted until you can’t take it anymore.”
“I am petrified for the country at the moment,” she added.
Earlier this week, Trump spoke out publicly after a team of his lawyers met with Justice Department officials on Monday in connection to a federal investigation into his handling of classified materials.
“How can DOJ possibly charge me, who did nothing wrong, when no other presidents were charged,” Trump noted on his Truth Social platform in all caps.
He posted his response just moments after his legal team was seen leaving a meeting at the DOJ, an indication that the probe is nearing an end.
As NBC News reported, Trump went on to point out that his 2016 Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton was investigated by the FBI for possessing classified information on her private email server but “wasn’t even close to being charged! Only Trump — the greatest witch hunt of all time!”