of 37 indictments The indictment against Trump was released Friday afternoon, the day after he was indicted in Miami federal district court.
“Today, an indictment was released indicting Donald J. Trump for felony violations of the National Security Act and participation in an obstruction of justice conspiracy,” Special Counsel Jack Smith said in a brief address Friday. . “Please read the full text to understand the scope and gravity of the crimes charged.”
“Men and women in the U.S. Intelligence Service and the U.S. Military give their lives to protect our country and our people,” he added.
The 31 counts allege that President Trump intentionally withheld defense information, which is unconstitutional. anti-espionage law. The remaining six allege that President Trump made false statements, hid documents from investigators, obstructed justice, and conspired in these things.
Trump, the frontrunner for next year’s Republican presidential nomination, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Miami on Tuesday.he is still going to hold A pre-scheduled birthday eve fundraiser The Trump campaign confirmed to NBC News Tuesday night in Bedminster, New Jersey.
President Trump kept a ton of classified documents in boxes at the Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida until federal agents raided the resort last year and seized the records.
The former president claimed he was innocent and claimed the case was a hoax.
President Trump’s attorney Jim Trusty, who appeared on NBC Friday morning, said the president is ready to fight. “He’s a fighter, he’ll come out swinging and he’ll be fine,” Trusty said. “He’s not afraid of this,” said Trusty and another attorney on the team, John Rowley, a few hours later in a shocking event. resigned from the case.
Mr Smith said he wanted a “speedy” trial of Mr Trump. Special Counsel is probing Trump for the removal of classified documents from the White House after he left office and for apparent efforts by Trump and his aides to undermine government investigations. .
This is the second time Trump has been indicted. Earlier this year, a New York grand jury indicted Mr. Trump on state charges for falsifying her business records in connection with paying hush money to a woman who alleges she had a sexual relationship with Mr. Trump.
Trump is still facing Two other criminal investigationsas well: Smith’s investigation into the pro-Trump riots at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and the state of Georgia investigating whether he tried to interfere in the state’s presidential election. investigation.
– CNBC’s Chelsea Cox, Rohan Goswami, and Amanda Macias also contributed to this live blog.