Former President Trump said Thursday he “can’t imagine being indicted” for his handling of classified documents or a plan to come up with alternate voters after the 2020 election, but if he was, it would would not deter him from a possible White House run in 2024.
“I can’t imagine being charged. I did nothing wrong,” Trump told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.
“I don’t think the American people would support it,” Trump added. “And as you know, if something like that happened, I wouldn’t be banned from running. You know.”
Trump in the interview claimed he had no involvement in a plot to come up with alternate voters in Georgia that would have swung the state for him despite President Biden winning by thousands of votes, although he insisted the concept was “very mainstream”.
Georgia prosecutors investigated the scheme and questioned Trump associates like Rudy Giuliani about it.
The former president has also repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in his handling of classified documents after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago estate last month. The agency conducted the search months after finding dozens of classified documents at the residence and unsuccessfully attempted to retrieve the documents from Trump.
Trump reiterated that he had declassified all documents he kept at home more than a year after leaving the White House, although experts disputed that he could do so without going through a more formal process and l Trump’s legal team did not argue in court that he declassified the documents.
“There’s no reason they can [indict]unless they’re just sick and upset, which is always possible, because I did absolutely nothing wrong,” Trump said Thursday.
The former president has repeatedly said he doesn’t believe the American public would accept his indictment, warning there would be “problems” if he was.
Hewitt, noting that some would interpret his comments as incitement to violence, asked what kind of issues he was referring to, though Trump did not elaborate.
“It’s not inciting, I’m just saying what I think,” Trump said. “I don’t think the people of this country would put up with it.”
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