Trump adviser testifying earlier than grand jury amid hypothesis over indictment

Former President Donald Trump greets his supporters at a training event for Team Trump volunteer leaders held June 1, 2023 at the Grimes Community Complex in Grimes, Iowa.

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Donald Trump said Wednesday he was not told he had been charged, while a spokesman for him testified before a federal grand jury in Florida examining the former president’s handling of classified documents after his departure from White house examined.

“No one told me I would be charged,” Trump said in a post on his Truth Social platform. “And I shouldn’t be charged because I did NOTHING wrong.”

Still, prosecutors have notified Trump’s attorneys that he is a target of the special counsel’s document investigation, NBC News reported.

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump described the numerous criminal investigations into his actions as “the largest and most vicious case of election interference in our country’s history.”

And he said that the various federal and state prosecutors conducting these investigations are “ALL FASCISTS.”

An FBI raid on Trump’s residence at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., last August uncovered numerous documents classified as confidential. The raid came three months before Trump announced that he would run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

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According to a source speaking to NBC News, Taylor Budowich, a key adviser to Trump, testified for about an hour before the grand jury in US District Court in Miami on Wednesday.

Budowich was asked questions about a previous public statement he made on Trump’s behalf, in which he claimed Trump did not keep secret records after his term as president ended in January 2021, the source said.

“Today I fulfilled a legal obligation to testify before a federal grand jury, and I answered every question honestly,” Budowich said in a Twitter post after his grand jury appearance.

“America has become a sick and broken nation – a decline led by Joe Biden and power-hungry Democrats. I’m not intimidated by this government weapon,” he added.

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