The indictment is the first time federal charges have been filed against Trump. Potentially, he faces nearly 400 years in prison.
The US Department of Justice on Friday, June 9, published a 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump for mishandling classified documents, according to American media, particularly The New York Times.
The 49-page indictment alleges that Trump mishandled classified documents after his term and obstructed government efforts to return them.
“Trump has kept classified documents that he took from the White House and withheld them from the federal grand jury,” the document said.
The most serious of these matters, relating to the concealment of documents, carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. In total, the former president could potentially face nearly 400 years in prison.
The US Justice Department’s lawsuit alleges that Trump kept documents related to US and foreign defense and military capabilities, the US nuclear program, US military and allied military vulnerabilities, and contingency plans at his private residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. attack on the USA.
“Releasing these classified documents without proper authority could endanger US national security, foreign relations, the security of US military resources, and intelligence resources,” the document said.
It is noted that the indictment, which was approved by a grand jury in a court in Miami, is the first time that federal charges have been filed against Trump.
It was reported that 11 sets of classified documents were seized from Trump in a search last year.
This is the second criminal case filed against Trump in 2023. In April, he was indicted on 34 counts. A New York court has accused the 76-year-old former president of secretly paying porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their relationship.
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