According to a court official, there are no expectations of former President Donald Trump being indicted on Thursday in connection with the federal investigation examining his efforts to obstruct the transition of power following the 2020 election. The grand jury, overseen by special counsel Jack Smith, convened on Thursday in D.C.’s federal district court to review evidence, but no indictments were returned, and none were anticipated for the remainder of the day.
The jurors remained behind closed doors inside the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, and it remains uncertain when they will convene again. Typically, the grand jury meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays as part of the ongoing investigation.
Earlier on Thursday, Trump’s attorneys held a meeting with members of Smith’s office to discuss the investigation. This meeting follows a similar occurrence just days before Trump’s indictment in Florida related to the handling of classified documents.
Trump expressed his perspective on the meeting through his social media platform Truth Social, stating that his attorneys had a productive discussion with the Department of Justice. He maintained his innocence, asserting that he had received advice from multiple lawyers and claimed that an indictment against him would only further harm the country.
Recently, attention on the grand jury heightened after Trump indicated that he had received a target letter from the Justice Department, which is often a sign that prosecutors are nearing a decision to seek an indictment. However, Trump contradicted reports about the meeting, suggesting that no notice of an indictment was given during the meeting and cautioning against trusting information from what he referred to as “Fake News.”