Decidedly, the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, will never end his setbacks with the American Federal Justice. A rumor had been swirling around for days. Donald Trump confirmed it on his Truth Social network, but what is he really risking?
He said he was charged by the Justice Department for discovering that hundreds of classified documents had been taken to his home in Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House.
A little “unbeknownst to his own free will” as a certain Virenque would say in the Guignols de l’info. But joking aside, the event is seismic in the politics and legal history of the United States. For this, the former American president will have to appear in federal court in Miami (Florida) on June 13 at 3 p.m. He will likely be formally charged in the case of the classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago residence, a charge that has pursued him for months according to the indictment made public Friday, June 9.
I’seven-count indictment was filed in federal court and names the former president as a criminal defendant. These include willful withholding of national defense secrets, obstruction of justice and conspiracy, which can result in years in prison if Trump is found guilty.
But Trump, who is the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, is undeterred despite being charged with 37 other charges as part of the investigation into the hundreds of classified documents that have been released. taken to his home in Mar-a-Lago after he left the White House. Indeed, prosecutors for Special Counsel General Jack Smith must prove all of these charges in court. They will have to fight against Donald Trump’s legal team who dispute the charges and the evidence against the former president.
It’s a process that could take months — or years — before a Florida jury can ever return a verdict or reach a plea deal. Donald Trump, who of his legal proceedings, this is historic for a former president, is also the subject of an investigation by the Department of Justice (district attorneys of Manhattan and Fulton County, in Georgia, and a state attorney general) denies to anyone who will listen, any wrongdoing.
This is the second time he has been charged with criminal charges since last March. But of his indictment before a New York state court on 34 counts of falsifying business records related to silent money payments from 2016, Trump denied all. He is the only former president ever charged with a crime. ” I’ve been charged, apparently for the box hoax“, wrote Trump on the social media site Truth Social. He claimed he was being treated unfairly. ” I would never have thought possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States”he said in a long post that ended with: “ I AM AN INNOCENT MAN! »
Donald Trump also said Friday that a former personal assistant and possible leading witness in the case will also be charged by federal justice in this case. The former US president did not detail the charges against Walt Nauta, a military officer attached to the presidency during Mr Trump’s tenure before he left the administration to continue working alongside him after his 2020 defeat.
But he does not go there by four paths ” I just learned that the “thugs” of the Department of Justice are going to indict Walt Nauta, a wonderful man”reacted Donald Trump on his network Truth Social. “They are trying to destroy his life, like the lives of so many others, hoping he will say harmful things about Trump. “, he added.
According to ABC News, Walt Nauta was indicted by the same grand jury — a citizens’ panel with broad investigative powers that works in concert with prosecutors — that prosecuted Donald Trump. The charges against Nauta are not yet known.
But there remains the question that torments people’s minds: “Will he be condemned? “. Some doubt this and argue that it will be difficult to prove that Trump intentionally sought to obstruct justice. That said, even sentenced to taste straw before the election, he could legally remain a candidate.
Politically, his supporters, and there are many of them, fully agree with his accusations of political machination. In the presidential elections, only failure would be fatal to him while victory would save him from prison. Be that as it may, both criminally and civilly, Donald Trump has always contested the charges by appealing. This gives him a reprieve to carry out his electoral business in his campaign for a second term of which he would seem to be the favorite.
We want proof of this, the jump in the polls after his first indictment in March 2023 by denouncing a plot against him. Even his toughest opponent, Florida Governor Ron De Santis, has come to his defense, saying it’s a conspiracy by Democrats to keep him from running in 2024.