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DOJ Prepares ‘Superseding Indictment’ Against Trump, Possible Additional Charges

Department of Justice reportedly ready to pursue indictments against Trump and individuals connected to his circle.

The Department of Justice is reportedly ready to pursue indictments against several individuals connected to Donald Trump‘s circle and could possibly bring additional charges against the former president. 

What Happened: The Department of Justice has taken steps to prepare a “superseding indictment” against Trump in Florida’s Southern District, sources familiar with the matter told The Independent. 

A “superseding indictment” refers to the act of bringing additional charges against an individual who is already facing an indictment, which could potentially include more severe offenses.

The prosecutors have the option to consider bringing additional charges against Trump in an alternative jurisdiction, depending on their assessment of the progress and outcomes of the ongoing case against the ex-president, the report added. 

Why It Matters: Trump’s legal troubles have been a significant point of contention in recent weeks. Despite facing 37 criminal counts related to the alleged mishandling of classified documents at Mar-A-Lago, Trump has maintained his innocence and called the indictment “a disgrace.”

Members of Rise and Resist hold signs as they await the arrival of magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll for the first day of her civil trial against former President Donald Trump at a Manhattan Federal Court on April 25, 2023 in New York City. Jury selections begin in the Carroll civil trial against the former president, whom she alleges attacked and sexually assaulted her in a dressing room of a luxury department store in the 1990s. The lawsuit comes after the passage of the Adult Survivors Act, a 2022 New York law that gave a one-year window beginning in November of that year for people to sue their alleged assailants even if the statute of limitations had expired, which had happened in Carroll’s case.The former president has stated that this never happened and has denied meeting her. PHOTO BY MICHAEL M.SANTIAGO/GETTY IMAGES 


Trump’s indictment has also sparked a debate within the Republican party. While some key GOP figures have defended Trump, others have expressed concern about the seriousness of the allegations. Despite the controversy, recent polls showed that Trump remains the preferred candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.


Produced in association with Benzinga

Edited by Bilal Zafar Ranjha and Newsdesk Manager

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