Trump preparing post-midterm campaign announcement: report

Trump is currently facing several state, local, and federal investigations over a host of issues, including his efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election and his handling of classified materials.

Updated: November 4, 2022 - 4:55pm

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Former President Donald Trump's advisers are reportedly eyeing a Nov. 14 announcement of a comeback campaign to return to the White House in 2024.

Citing "three sources familiar with the sensitive discussions," Axios reported that the former president is hoping to capitalize on likely Republican gains in the midterms and build momentum for his own presidential race.

Republicans are widely expected to the win the House of Representatives and are increasingly favored to win the Senate among election forecasters.

Trump is currently facing several state, local and federal investigations over a host of issues, including his efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election and his handling of classified materials.

Acutely aware of Trump's ambitions to return to the White House, the Department of Justice is grappling with the political implications of pursuing investigations against a former president and active candidate for the White House.

Amid heightened perceptions of political bias in the FBI and DOJ, the federal agency's senior leaders are reportedly mulling the appointment of another special counsel to insulate the DOJ from accusations of partisanship, though neither Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion hoax nor John Durham's exploration of its origins were able to escape such criticisms.