Donald Trump Indictment: The Former President Faces Seven Counts in Unprecedented Indictment

Donald Trump indictment

For the first time in the history of the United States, a former president faces federal charges. Donald Trump has been indicted on seven counts, stemming from a special counsel’s probe into the alleged mishandling of classified documents.

The inquiry concerns documents reportedly brought to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida following his departure from the White House in 2021, and an alleged effort to obstruct the investigation into these matters.

Donald Trump indictment: Array of Charges Including Espionage Act Violation

According to Trump’s attorney, Jim Trusty, the former president faces charges including a violation of the Espionage Act, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and the destruction or falsification of records.

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The startling announcement by Trump came via a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, where he claimed that the Biden administration informed him about the indictment, dubbing it the “Boxes Hoax.”

Donald Trump indictment: Legal Consequences Loom Amid 2024 Campaign

Trump’s federal indictment, the second this year after charges for falsifying business records by the Manhattan district attorney in April, lands as a substantial hurdle in his 2024 presidential campaign trail.