Former Donald Trump released a video message on Thursday night, responding to news that a federal grand jury had indicted him on multiple criminal charges related to his handling of classified records after leaving office.
Referring to the case as the “boxes hoax,” the former president focused on past examples of when opponents and investigators came after him and failed to take him down.
I AM AN INNOCENT MAN. THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS TOTALLY CORRUPT. THIS IS ELECTION INTERFERENCE & A CONTINUATION OF THE GREATEST WITCH HUNT OF ALL TIME. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!pic.twitter.com/3lcIwvrPXe
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During the video message, he stated, “Very sadly we’re a nation in decline. And yet, they go after a popular president, a president that got more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country, by far, and did much better the second time in the election than the first.” He declared himself an innocent person and claimed that Democrats were using “warfare for the law” to stop his current presidential campaign.
Trump went on to accuse Democrats of weaponizing the Justice Department and FBI against him, with the intention of destroying his reputation to win an election. “That’s just as bad as doing any of the other things that have been done over the last number of years, and especially during the 2020 election,” he added.
The former president also stated that he did “nothing wrong” and planned to “fight this out just like we’ve been fighting for seven years.” He emphasized that he was an innocent man and would prove it again. “Seven years of proving it. And here we go, again. Very unfair. But that’s the way it is. I just want to thank everybody. We are doing something very special for our country. We’re putting America first, I always put America first. And that’s why we were in a position.”
Trump remained confident in his innocence and committed to making America great again. “I’m innocent and we will prove that very, very soundly,” he concluded in the video message.