Trump informed that he is target of special counsel investigation over classified docs: Sources

June 08, 2023

Former President Donald Trump received a letter from special counsel Jack Smith's office in recent weeks informing him that he is the target of an ongoing investigation related to his handling of classified information while out of office, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News. The point of a target letter is to put the subject on notice that they are facing the prospect of indictment. Lawyers for Trump on Monday met with officials at the DOJ, sources previously said. Former President Donald Trump greets supporters at a Team Trump volunteer leadership training event held at the Grimes Community Complex on June 1, 2023, in Grimes, Iowa. Smith, the special counsel, was named by Garland in November after Trump launched his third White House bid.