WASHINGTON D.C. — Ohio lawmakers responded to news of Former President Donald Trump saying he has been indicted in the classified documents probe.
Trump said his lawyers have been told he has been indicted.
The U.S. Justice Department has not yet confirmed the indictment.
U.S. Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District called it a, “Sad day for America,” on social media.
U.S. Representative Greg Landsman of Ohio’s First Congressional District praised the news.
“The chaos of Trump continues. What he’s doing to this country, the extremism and danger he and his allies present has to end,” he wrote on social media. “Only when those who support and enable him decide to be done with this toxic behavior will this all be behind us.”
U.S. Representative Max Miller from Ohio’s Seventh Congressional District says, “It’s a sad day for America.”
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance criticized the Department of Justice in a statement.
“We live in a third-world country with a two-tiered justice system. The actions of the corrupt Department of Justice should stand as a warning to all Americans: if the leader of our great nation could fall victim to such an injustice the same can happen for anybody. President Trump’s indictment this evening further perpetuates the fact that we have succumbed as a nation to a banana republic, whose elite class decides the winners and the losers. It is a blatant, disgusting interference in the 2024 election and demonstrates extreme hypocrisy and attempted distraction from the allegations of Joe Biden’s illegal activity revealed today. “President Trump has before and will again deliver real lasting policies for Americans, while the woke Left continues its charade of sham indictments. The American People know what they’re up to and they’re sick of the same tired political corruption that dominates Washington. I look forward to President Trump taking the White House once again and putting an end to this nonsense.”
Trump is currently in Bedminster, New Jersey, The Associated Press reported. Prosecutors contacted Trump’s lawyers just before Trump announced on his Truth Social platform that he has been indicted.
The indictment includes seven counts, according to two people briefed on the charges, The New York Times reported.
The Times reported that the charges include conspiracy to construct, willful retention, and false statements, according to sources familiar with the indictment.
Trump on his Truth Social platform said that his arraignment is on Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST, according to the Times.
The White House said that they were not given advanced notice of the indictments, the newspaper reported.
This indictment is the first time in U.S. history that a former president has faced federal charges, according to the Times. The indictment was filed in Federal District Court in Maimi.
Trump said he is expected in court in Miami on Tuesday, according to the AP.
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