Former President Donald Trump Indicted for Retaining Classified Documents: 37 Charges Unsealed

Former President Donald Trump Indicted for Retaining Classified Documents: 37 Charges Unsealed

…By Henry George for TDPel Media.

A US federal court has revealed an indictment against former President Donald Trump, outlining 37 charges for his retention of classified documents after leaving office.

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The indictment, spanning 49 pages, accuses Trump of sharing a classified map related to a military operation and disclosing a Pentagon “plan of attack.”

This marks the first official acknowledgment by the Justice Department of a criminal case against Trump concerning the storage of numerous documents at his residence, Mar-a-Lago, in Florida.

Improper Removal of Classified Materials:

According to the indictment, Trump is alleged to have improperly taken multiple boxes, some of which contained classified information, from the White House to Mar-a-Lago.

The materials are said to have originated from the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and other intelligence agencies.

One document retained by Trump reportedly involved a foreign country’s support of terrorism against US interests.

Accomplice and Access to Sensitive Information:

Accompanying Trump in the indictment is Walt Nauta, an aide who was captured on surveillance camera removing boxes at Mar-a-Lago.

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Prosecutors emphasized that Trump had access to highly sensitive classified documents and national security information, including intelligence community data.

Denial of Wrongdoing and Political Motivation:

Trump has strongly denied any wrongdoing and asserted that the prosecution is politically motivated.

In an online video posted on Thursday, he reiterated his belief that the investigation is a “witch hunt.”

Legal Proceedings and Potential Consequences:

Trump is scheduled to appear in court in Miami on Tuesday afternoon, where a federal grand jury has been hearing testimonies related to the case.

If convicted, he could face imprisonment.

Ongoing Legal Troubles:

This indictment adds to the growing list of legal challenges faced by the former President.

Trump is set to stand trial in New York next March for a state case arising from a hush-money payment to a porn star.

Additionally, investigations are ongoing into Trump’s alleged efforts, alongside his allies, to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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A district attorney in Georgia is also scrutinizing Trump’s actions regarding the 2020 election in that state.

White House’s Stance and President Biden’s Silence:

The White House has distanced itself from Trump’s legal battles, and President Joe Biden declined to comment when asked by reporters about the indictment during an event in North Carolina.

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