Trump indicted in classified documents probe

Former president Donald Trump has been indicted on seven charges related to his alleged unlawful retention of national defence information at his Palm Beach, Florida home.

He is set to appear in federal court in Miami at 3pm ET on Tuesday.

Writing on his Truth Social platform, the ex-president wrote: “The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax”.

The Department of Justice has been investigating Mr Trump for violating the Espionage Act and for obstruction of justice over the discovery of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, the latest setback to hit his 2024 presidential campaign.

The DoJ has not made any comment on Mr Trump’s claims but reports are that the former president is facing seven charges in the case.

The dramatic development comes as Mark Meadows, Mr Trump’s former White House chief of staff, has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to several federal charges.

Meanwhile, Republicans, including Mr Trump’s rivals from the party rallied behind the former president while criticising the “weaponisation of federal law enforcement”.


Trump allies invoke JFK assassination and accuse Democrats of ‘election interference’

Allies of former president Donald Trump quickly came to his defence after he revealed he was facing a federal indictment related to a Department of Justice investigation into his mishandling of classified documents.

The indictment comes after a months-long investigation into whether Mr Trump knowingly kept sensitive materials at his Mar-a-Lago home and / or misled investigators looking into the matter.

On Twitter, allies of Mr Trump remained loyal to him and downplayed the severity of the indictment.

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) claimed the indictment was a form of “election interference” on Twitter.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar9 June 2023 06:00


DeSantis defends flying migrants to California

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday defended his state’s decision to fly migrants from the US-Mexico border to California, arguing that the state had essentially invited the migrants with its welcoming policies toward immigrants.

Graeme Massie9 June 2023 05:30


MAGA rallies behind Donald Trump

“The Biden Regime, which is realising they can’t beat or cheat their way to another victory, has taken the unprecedented step to indict president Trump,” MAGA Inc spokesperson Karoline Leavitt said in a statement.

“This comes amid reports that the Biden family accepted $10m in illegal bribes from foreign nationals. America is a nation that has become plagued by a two-tier system of justice that must be confronted and destroyed.

“This will only be done when we re-elect President Donald J Trump in 2024.”

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar9 June 2023 05:13


Trump praises Pat Robertson after death – despite him saying ex-president lived in ‘alternate reality’

Donald Trump has praised the life of Christian televangelist Pat Robertson, even though he once said that the former president was living in an “alternate reality.”

Graeme Massie9 June 2023 05:01


Twitter boss reacts to Donald Trump’s indictment

“There does seem to be far higher interest in pursuing Trump compared to other people in politics,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted.

“Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust.”

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar9 June 2023 04:49


Trump will be arrested by FBI day before his birthday

The former president is set to be arrested and booked before he appears in federal court in Miami on Tuesday 13 June, the day before his 76th birthday.

Donald Trump to appear in Miami’s Federal Courthouse on 13 June

(AFP via Getty Images)

Graeme Massie9 June 2023 04:44


Obstruction, false statements and unlawfully retaining documents: The charges against Donald Trump

A federal indictment against the former president is expected to include seven counts stemming from his mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago property.

Alex Woodward has the story.

Graeme Massie9 June 2023 04:33


Trump’s Republican rival says ex-president victim of political ‘weaponisation’

Florida governor Ron DeSantis condemned the indictment of Donald Trump, his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, calling it a political hatchet job.

“The weaponisation of federal law enforcement represents a mortal threat to a free society. We have for years witnessed an uneven application of the law depending upon political affiliation,” Mr DeSantis tweeted.

“Why so zealous in pursuing Trump yet so passive about Hillary or Hunter?” he added.

Mr DeSantis also promised to end what he called political bias and to “bring accountability” to the Department of Justice if elected.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar9 June 2023 04:26


‘I am an innocent man’: Trump thunders after federal indictment

Former president Donald Trump called the federal indictment “election interference at the highest level” as he went on to claim that he was an “innocent man”.

“The Biden administration is totally corrupt,” he said in a post on Truth Social.

“This is election interference and a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time.”

Mr Trump told Fox News Digital that he would “of course” plead not guilty to the charges when he appears in federal court in Miami on Tuesday afternoon.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar9 June 2023 04:12


With federal indictment, Trump notches up another disgraceful first for a US president

There has never been a more corrupt President in United States history, writes Ahmed Baba.

Graeme Massie9 June 2023 04:05

Source link