Former US President Donald Trump said that he has been indicted over his handling of classified documents after leaving office, the former US president's most serious legal threat yet as a firestorm of criminal investigations imperils his bid for a second White House term. "The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax," Trump wrote on his platform Truth Social as he broke what would be bombshell news of a historic moment for the United States: the first time a sitting or former commander-in-chief has ever faced federal charges.
There was no immediate confirmation from the Justice Department regarding Trump's assertion, although some US media outlets including The New York Times cited sources saying that Trump has indeed been indicted.
In his post, Trump, who is running for president again, said he has been summoned to a federal courthouse Tuesday in Miami. "I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States," he wrote.
After Donald Trump announced that he has been indicted over his handling of classified documents in what could be a bombshell news, billionaire Elon Musk came out in support of the former US president, pointing to a "far higher interest" in pursuing the Republican Party leader compared to other people in politics.
"Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust," Elon Musk, who has predicted Donald Trump would be re-elected in a "landslide victory" if he is indicted in the case, said on Twitter.