US Politics

Trump told he is target of investigation into efforts to overthrow US 2020 election results

Former president and current Republican frontrunner, who has had numerous run-ins with the law recent months, says the move forms part of a ‘witch hunt’

Donald Trump: “This witch hunt is all about election interference and a complete and total (political) weaponization of law enforcement!”. Picture: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Donald Trump has said he has been that told he is a target of a US government investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The former US president claimed in a post on his Truth Social platform that he received the warning of the US Justice Department’s inquiry on Sunday night.

Target letters can precede an indictment and can be used to advise individuals that prosecutors have evidence linking them ...