Trump won’t be indicted over Jan 6 today despite lawyers meeting with special counsel, report says

A federal court in Washington DC stated on Thursday that no indictments have been issued against Donald Trump thus far, and it is not expected that any will be announced for the remainder of the day. This news comes despite widespread speculation that charges from special counsel Jack Smith’s office could be imminent. The deputy clerk of the US District Court for the District of Columbia confirmed that an indictment was unlikely on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Trump revealed that his lawyers had met with Smith’s office to discuss the ongoing investigations into his attempts to overturn the 2020 election and his alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

Trump took to his Truth Social platform to express his perspective on the situation. He wrote, “My attorneys had a productive meeting with the DOJ this morning, explaining in detail that I did nothing wrong, was advised by many lawyers, and that an Indictment of me would only further destroy our Country. No indication of notice was given during the meeting — Do not trust the Fake News on anything!”

Despite the lack of immediate indictments, members of the grand jury appointed for the special counsel investigation were observed continuing their work throughout the day. Last week, Trump was notified by the special counsel’s office about the potential charges he may face, including conspiracy, deprivation of rights under the color of law, and tampering with a witness, victim, or informant.

Smith has been conducting this investigation into the former president since November 2022. If an indictment is eventually issued, it would mark the third set of serious charges against Trump this year. In June, he was charged in federal court in Florida with 37 counts related to mishandling classified documents after leaving office. Additionally, in April, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office charged him with 34 counts related to hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign. Trump has pleaded not guilty to both sets of charges.

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