Donald Trump fundraises off latest indictment

'I’m an innocent man. I’m an innocent person.'

The latest indictment of former President Donald Trump is offering a predictable fundraising hook for his 2024 campaign.

Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has INDICTED me even though I did NOTHING wrong. We are watching the ruling party weaponize our legal system to try and ELIMINATE its opposition. We truly are a nation in decline,” Trump contends in an email.

Federal prosecutors reportedly are indicting the former President for mishandling classified documents, with Trump facing seven charges. He is expected to turn himself in to federal authorities Tuesday in Miami, and is expected to plead not guilty.

Trump also includes a video, making similar points arguing the injustice of the prosecution.

“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.”

Trump said the prosecution was a “hoax, just like the Russia hoax” and “election interference at the highest level.”

“I’m an innocent man. I’m an innocent person. This is what they do, this is what they do so well. If they would devote their energies to honest and integrity it would be a lot better for our country,” Trump contends.

Calling the prosecution “warfare for the law,” Trump contends the “country is going to hell and they come after Donald Trump, weaponizing the Justice Department, weaponizing the FBI.”

“They’re trying to destroy a reputation so they can win an election,” Trump contends.

A Thursday email made similar points.

“We are watching our Republic DIE before our very eyes,” the first email, sent just before 8 p.m., reads. “This witch hunt began when the FBI RAIDED my home and then staged it to look like a made-for-TV crime scene with police sirens and flashing red and blue lights.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Dont Say FLA

    June 9, 2023 at 9:28 am

    “They’re not my type,” proclaims Trump about why he could not possibly have criminally mishandled the documents, despite at least one of the documents being nude pics of Melania from the late 1900s, covered with dried up (mis)handling sauce.

  • bigotry starts with DeSantis

    June 9, 2023 at 9:29 am

    thank goodness this will be the end of the republican party. The republican party has nosedived the country into a really bad position. We’re humiliation laughingstock of the world because of the Republicans.

    Even DeSantis defends the lawless if they’re a Republican and he also defends Putin, who we all know it was a war criminal

    Why do the Republicans have such low standards? They have to ask them selves that.

  • PeterH

    June 9, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Trump supporters would vote for him regardless. Not so much for independent voters!

    Ron DeSantis made the following statement last night when it became known that Trump would be indicted for what Trump calls, THE BOX INVESTIGATION;

    “The weaponization of federal law enforcement represents a mortal threat to a free society,” DeSantis tweeted. “We have for years witnessed an uneven application of the law depending upon political affiliation. Why so zealous in pursuing Trump yet so passive about Hillary Clinton or Hunter Biden?”

    Jumping to conclusions before the full facts are known is a hallmark of DeSantis failed leadership.

    In order to squelch the ongoing Republican conspiracy theories….. the US Justice Department rightfully issued the 50 page CHARGES DOCUMENT ahead of Tuesday’s arrest of Donald Trump. Every American should read and understand this indictment……and think for a minute about the foreign intelligence agencies that today feel betrayed by the exposure of classified documents stored in the very public areas of the Mar A Lago ballroom, bathroom and shower.

    DeSantis cannot be trusted to govern and Donald Trump should withdraw his nomination.

    Republicans are Americas biggest threat and problem.
    Vote all Republicans out of office.

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