Trump says he was indicted 'right in the middle of my political campaign'
"Why didn’t they Indict 2.5 years ago? Because they wanted to do it right in the middle of my political campaign," Trump wrote.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was purposely indicted during his campaign for president after a Fulton County grand jury charged him and 18 others with allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
"Why didn’t they Indict 2.5 years ago? Because they wanted to do it right in the middle of my political campaign," Trump wrote on Truth Social. The charges focus on the alleged activities of the former president and his allies from late 2020 through early 2021.
He also questioned why the Fulton County Court website briefly posted criminal charges against Trump hours before the indictment Monday. The document, which was published hours before the Fulton County grand jury reportedly started voting on indictments, was quickly removed.
"[W]hat about those Indictment Documents put out today, long before the Grand Jury even voted, and then quickly withdrawn? Sounds Rigged to me!" Trump also wrote.
Trump additionally called Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis "very corrupt" and said she "campaigned and raised money on, 'I will get Trump.'"
The 98-page indictment follows a multi-year investigation in Georgia and alleges more than 160 acts that were part of a racketeering scheme.
Trump was also federally charged with allegedly trying to change the 2020 election results. He pleaded not guilty to all charges in that case.