Donald Trump prepares his supporters for new indictments

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday challenged the latest development in the federal classified documents case against him — an audio recording in which he discusses classified information he was not allowed to have — and said warned his supporters that more indictments may be coming soon.

“There may be more to come,” Trump told members of the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women, predicting that future charges will boost his poll numbers among GOP voters.

Trump is already facing lawsuits over silent money allegations in New York state and claims he mishandled classified documents in Florida.

He remains under investigation in Atlanta for allegations that he pressured state officials to overturn his loss to President Joe Biden in the 2020 race for the White House. There is another ongoing investigation in Washington, DC, into efforts to block Congress from certifying Biden’s election to the Electoral College.

In his New Hampshire speech, Trump denied wrongdoing and accused prosecutors of engaging in “election interference.”

Former President Donald Trump addresses Faith &;  Freedom Coalition in Washington, DC on June 24, 2023.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to the Faith & Freedom Coalition in Washington, DC on June 24, 2023.

The Classified Documents Tape

Trump did not discuss the newly emerged tape in his speech on Tuesday, but did on social media and in an interview.

“I don’t know of any recordings that we should be concerned about because I’m not doing things wrong. I’m doing things right,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “I am a legitimate person.”

The tape obtained by CNN reflected the indictment’s allegation that Trump shared classified information with others.

During a 2021 meeting with people working on a book by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Trump discussed what he called “highly confidential” documents.

“This is secret information,” Trump said in the audio clip.

“You see, as president, I could have declassified it,” Trump added. “Now I can’t, you now, but it’s still a secret.”

“The numbers will continue to increase”

Preparing his supporters for the prospect of new indictments, Trump also joked that his “numbers will continue to rise,” which happened in the polls after his first two indictments.

That includes polls in New Hampshire, which will host the first primary of the 2024 campaign cycle.

A new poll from the St. Anselm College Survey Center said 47% of registered voters in New Hampshire would support Trump if the primary were held now. That’s far ahead of challengers like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 19% and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 6%.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Donald Trump says more indictments possible in 2024 campaign halt

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