[UPDATED] Donald Trump Federally Indicted On 37 Criminal Charges In Classified Documents Case, Faces Over 100 Years In Prison

Posted June 8, 2023 by with 25 comments

Trump is due in court in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, and the 37 counts have now been revealed in the unsealed indictment below. Via NBC:

A federal grand jury has indicted Donald Trump in connection with his mishandling of more than 100 classified documents that were discovered last year at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, making the twice-impeached former commander-in-chief the first former president to face federal criminal charges.

Trump said Thursday night that his attorneys were informed that he’s been indicted in the special counsel’s investigation into his handling of classified documents.

[NBC]

Trump’s trial in New York, which is a completely separate case involving the hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, is set to begin in March of next year.

Trump could also be facing multiple charges in the Georgia election fraud case.

Via ABC:

The 49-page indictment includes several transcripts, images and other evidence that federal prosecutors claim Trump knowingly kept top secret documents and endangered national security.

Some of the classified documents that Trump allegedly held onto included nuclear secrets and defense capabilities of the U.S. and its allies, according to the indictment.

The indictment alleged, “Trump stored his boxes containing classified documents…in a ballroom, a bathroom and shower, an office space, his bedroom, and a storage room.”

Charges against Trump and his aide, Walt Nauta, via NPR:

Willful retention of national defense information: This charge, covering counts 1-31, only applies to Trump and is for allegedly storing 31 such documents at Mar-a-Lago.

Conspiracy to obstruct justice: Trump and Nauta, along with others, are charged with conspiring to keep those documents from the grand jury.

Withholding a document or a record: Trump and Nauta are accused of misleading one of their attorneys by moving boxes of classified documents so the attorney could not find or introduce them to the grand jury.

Corruptly concealing a document or record: This pertains to the Trump and Nauta’s alleged attempts to hide the boxes of classified documents from the attorney.

Concealing a document in a federal investigation: They are accused of hiding Trump’s continued possession of those documents at Mar-a-Lago from the FBI and causing a false certificate to be submitted to the FBI.

Scheme to conceal: This is for the allegation that Trump and Nauta hid Trump’s continued possession of those materials from the FBI and the grand jury.

False statements and representations: This count concerns statements that Trump allegedly caused another one of his attorneys to make to the FBI and grand jury in early June regarding the results of the search at Mar-a-Lago.

False statements and representations: This final count accuses Nauta of giving false answers during a voluntary interview with the FBI in late May.

[NPR]

If Trump is convicted on all charges, he faces over 100 years in prison.

The full indictment text:

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