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Trump aide testifies to grand jury amid indictment speculation

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters at a Group Trump volunteer management coaching occasion held on the Grimes Neighborhood Complicated on June 01, 2023 in Grimes, Iowa. 

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Donald Trump on Wednesday mentioned he hasn’t been instructed he is been indicted, whereas a spokesman for him testified earlier than a Florida federal grand jury investigating the previous president’s dealing with of categorised paperwork after leaving the White Home.

“Nobody has instructed me I am being indicted,” Trump mentioned in a publish on his Reality Social platform. “And I should not be” indicted “as a result of I’ve performed NOTHING improper.”

Earlier Wednesday, Trump known as a number of prison investigations into his actions “the best and most vicious occasion of ELECTION INTERFERENCE within the historical past of our Nation.”

And he mentioned the varied federal and state prosecutors dealing with these probes are “FASCISTS ALL.”

An FBI raid on Trump’s residence at his Mar-a-Lago membership in Palm Seaside, Florida, final August uncovered many paperwork marked categorised. The raid occurred three months earlier than Trump introduced he would search the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

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Taylor Budowich, a key Trump aide, testified for about an hour Wednesday earlier than the grand jury in U.S. District Courtroom in Miami, in response to a supply who spoke with NBC Information.

Budowich was requested questions on a previous public assertion he made on behalf of Trump claiming that Trump had not saved categorised information after his presidential time period led to January 2021, the supply mentioned.

“At this time, in what can solely be described as a bogus and deeply troubling effort to make use of the ability of presidency to ‘get’ Trump, I fulfilled a authorized obligation to testify in entrance a federal grand jury and I answered each query truthfully,” Budowich mentioned in a Twitter publish after his look earlier than the grand jury.

“America has develop into a sick and damaged nation — a decline led by Joe Biden and energy hungry Democrats. I cannot be intimidated by this weaponization of presidency,” he added.