GOP Believes Trump Will Be Indicted Following Midterms

Republicans believe Trump will be indicted between two to three months after the midterm elections due to Democratic pressure against Attorney General Merrick Garland. The indictments, Republicans expect, would involve the raid on Mar-a-Lago or Jan. 6 protests, attempting to deter Republican support for the 2024 election.

From The Washington Examiner:

"[An indictment] could actually end up helping the [former] president politically,” an anonymous Republican aide told the Hill. “People have been talking about splintering support and dampening enthusiasm among Republican voters for him. An indictment could actually galvanize and reunify Republicans around him."

The experts added that indicting Trump should come sooner rather than later because it would limit claims that the legal action is politically motivated in an effort to interfere with the 2024 presidential election. Trump has not announced a bid for the White House in 2024, but he has teased the possibility.

“I think that the department will strive to bring an indictment as soon as it can consistent with other constraints, in order to at least minimize the ‘legs’ on the inevitable barrage of charges it will face that by indicting the former president it is interfering with an upcoming presidential election,” former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Robbins told the outlet. “The DOJ will face a storm of such criticism whenever it acts, but doing so as soon as possible at least provides some defense, however limited, against that inevitable criticism.”