(Palm Beach, FL) -- Former President Trump has released a statement following a grand jury's vote to indict him. Trump called it "political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history," adding that he believes this "witch-hunt will backfire massively on President Biden."
The indictment is reportedly under seal by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and will likely be announced in the coming days. At that time, Trump will be expected to surrender and enter a plea. This will be the first time a former President has faced criminal charges.
Supporters of former President Trump are defiant in the face of today's indictment by a Manhattan grand jury.
Taylor Budowich, a former spokesperson for Trump, and the CEO of Make America Great Again, Inc., said in a statement, "This is not an indictment of a crime-there was no crime-instead, this news is the indictment of a failed nation." He added that the indictment is all part of an effort to stop Trump from being elected again, and that Trump will win in 2024, despite Thursday's indictment.