Trump Faces 45 New Charges

In late June, the UK Independent reported that federal prosecutors with special counsel Jack Smith’s office are preparing to bring additional charges against Donald Trump in the coming weeks.

Sources familiar with the investigation told the Independent that the DOJ is considering bringing a “superseding indictment” against Trump in the Southern District of Florida, which will include a second set of charges on what could be more serious crimes.

At the same time, the sources said that federal prosecutors could also indict Trump in a separate district, depending on whether they believe the Florida District judge overseeing the case, Judge Aileen Cannon, has given “undue deference” to Trump.

According to the sources, prosecutors with special counsel Jack Smith’s office are preparing another 30 to 45 additional charges either as a superseding indictment in Florida or in a separate case in a different jurisdiction using evidence that has not yet been publicly acknowledged.

The sources told the Independent that the evidence includes additional recordings of Trump making incriminating comments.

Additionally, the sources claim that the special counsel’s office is already prepared to bring charges against several attorneys who have represented Trump, including former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other attorneys who aided Trump’s efforts to remain in office after the 2020 election.

Giuliani agreed to be interviewed by prosecutors in the special counsel’s office last month in exchange for not being charged on anything he told them during the interview.

However, one source told the Independent that while Giuliani may avoid some charges, the special counsel will “most definitely” bring charges against the former New York mayor for his activities between the 2020 election and the January 6 riot. 

In a statement, Giuliani’s advisor Ted Goodman told the Independent that Giuliani’s meeting with special counsel prosecutors was “entirely voluntary,” but refused to say more about the matter.

Rudi Giuliani is also one of the Trump allies that might be charged by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis as part of her probe into alleged election interference in Georgia.

Willis is reportedly considering charges against Trump, Giuliani, and former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, as well as several Georgia Republican officials.