- Trump’s lawyers requested a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland in a Tuesday letter.
- The letter argued Trump is being “treated unfairly,” and has been “baselessly investigated.”
- Legal scholars indicate the move may signal Trump fears an indictment is looming.
Donald Trump’s lawyers in a Tuesday letter requested to meet directly with Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the ongoing investigation over classified documents.
“Unlike President Biden, his son Hunter, and the Biden family, President Trump is being treated unfairly,” the letter, posted by Trump to Truth Social, read. “No President of the United States has ever, in the history of our country, been baselessly investigated in such an outrageous and unlawful manner.”
Legal scholars argue the move to request an audience with Garland, the individual in charge of determining whether charges will be brought, may signal the former president is anticipating a looming indictment.
“This may mean Special Counsel Jack Smith has ALREADY reached a charging decision — and now all that’s left is for Garland to make the final approval to seek an indictment of Trump,” Tristan Snell, a former assistant attorney general for New York state who prosecuted Trump over his fraudulent university, posted on Twitter.
The DOJ and lawyers for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. However, Trump has denied wrongdoing in his handling of classified documents.
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