Individuals close to the situation told ABC News that former President Donald Trump recently got a letter from special counsel Jack Smith’s office alerting him that he’s currently the subject of a continuing inquiry into his management of classified data once away from the office.
Putting the person on warning that they could be charged is the goal of a target letter.
According to Department of Justice regulations, “a prosecutor, in appropriate circumstances, is urged to inform the defendant for within an appropriate period before pursuing an accusation to enable to provide him or her a chance to appear before the grand jury.”
Trump has consistently denied misconduct and claims his opponents are picking on him. “I’ve done nothing incorrect yet I have believed for years that I am a Victim of the WEAPONIZED DOJ & FBI,” he said this week on the internet.
According to prior reports, attorneys for Trump visited with DOJ representatives on Monday.