Donald Trump on Friday night scrambled for every possible response to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate him — from a declaration that he’s one of the most “honest and innocent people” This suggests that new indictments could be made “double jeopardy.”

The remarks were made by the former president at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where Attorney General Merrick Galrland had earlier named a special attorney to oversee a Justice Department investigation centered around Garland. Trump. Investigators are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the transport of classified documents from the White House to the resort at the end. Trump’s term.

The special counsel — former Justice Department official Jack Smith — will also supervise the continuing investigation into Trump’s role in last year’s Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington and efforts to toss out the results of the 2020 presidential election.

In his speech Trump The decision to appoint an expert counsel was called. “appalling,” President Joe Biden’s administration “egregiously corrupt,” The Justice Department “weaponized.” Smith was described by him as “super radical left.”

Trump’s first key point about himself was that he shouldn’t be indicted for anything because he’s “one of the most honest and innocent people ever in our country.”

When that didn’t completely straighten things out, he suggested that any indictment against him could be considered double jeopardy because he had already been cleared in two impeachments, including for his role in last year’s insurrection.

“Isn’t this sort of like double jeopardy?” He then asked the crowd.

Geraldo Rivera, Fox News host, had earlier suggested the same idea.

Double jeopardy — the prosecution of a person twice for the same acts, which is prohibited by the U.S. Constitution — doesn’t apply to impeachments.

Trump also insisted that the Justice Department’s investigation into the White House documents stashed at Mar-a-Lago was “dying or dead or over.”

After listening to Trump’s speech, CNN senior justice correspondent Evan Pérez told the network’s fact-checker John Berman that “the former president is just making it up.”

“There is … nothing to say that this was a dead investigation or that it was being abandoned — far from it,” Pérez said on the network. “People around him have been getting subpoenas in recent days. So there was nothing to indicate that this was about to go away.”

The speech was successful “on and on and on and on, and much of what he was saying was misleading; some of it was flat-out untrue,” Berman.

On Friday, there was a furious Trump Fox News had informed him that he was “not going to partake” In any investigation that was conducted by the special counselor, he denounced the appointment. “the worst politicization of justice in our country.”