The embattled former Republican president, who has already been indicted twice by the Department of Justice of the administration of President Joe Biden, recently received a target letter from the department's special counsel Jack Smith listing the categories of charges Trump could potentially face, including conspiracy to defraud the United States.
A target letter is an official correspondence that prosecutors send to people informing them that they and their alleged crimes are currently under investigation. Trump himself has confirmed that he received the target letter from Smith. (Related: Glenn Beck: America to turn into BANANA REPUBLIC if Trump is indicted.)
The conspiracy to defraud the U.S. charge could be an umbrella of charges piled into one, with these allegations covering various parts of Trump's strategy to overturn the results of the 2020 election leading up to and including the incident on Jan. 6, 2021.
Norm Eisen, a lawyer who previously worked with Democrats when they controlled the House of Representatives, claimed that the possible third indictment stems from claims that Trump "led an alleged conspiracy from the Oval Office … to procure fake electoral certificates across the nation as well as to push other schemes to overturn the election."
Furthermore, the charge also stems from the charge recommended by the House's January 6 commission, which alleged that Trump tried to obstruct the congressional count of Electoral College votes by attempting to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence into rejecting electors for Biden and appointing alternate pro-Trump electors.
Conservative activist and president of the organization Judicial Watch Tom Fitton noted that this third indictment marks the latest in "a coordinated Democratic Party operation to destroy the Republican Party" using the powers of government.
Political commentator, radio host and conservative activist Glenn Beck made a similar comment, noting how the Democrats might be desperate to smear Trump's name and prevent him from running a successful campaign "because this is the last election that they will have a chance of winning ever again if they don't start moving mountains here and actually cutting off the purse strings to the things that they can do and use every tool at its disposal."
Even some of Trump's rivals for the Republican Party's nomination have noted how a potential third indictment against him sets a dangerous precedent.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted what plenty of other Republicans have argued: That federal judicial institution under Biden, including the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have been politicized.
"I can tell you one of my jobs as president will be to end the weaponization of these agencies," he said. "I will get that job done."
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott similarly pointed out that this weaponization of federal executive institutions has affected not just Trump but many other innocent people.
Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy argued that the new charges against Trump are "different from any of the other indictments" because it could potentially disqualify Trump either from running or, if he is elected, potentially forcing his removal.
"Either sets a dangerous precedent here," warned Ramaswamy. "I do not want to see my opponents eliminated because of the actions of a corrupt federal administrative police state."
But several of Trump's rivals have used this possible third indictment to heap criticism on him. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson claimed that Trump's actions on January 6 "should disqualify him from ever being president again." Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie similarly claimed that "[Trump's] conduct on January 6th proves he doesn't care about our country and our Constitution."
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Watch this clip with Glenn Beck interviewing Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch regarding Trump's possible third indictment and Congress' complicity in this whole debacle.