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Documents seized during an FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate last year Associated Press/Justice Department, file

Trump faces federal indictment

Former President Donald Trump posted on his Truth Social account that he is expected at the federal courthouse in Miami on Tuesday. The latest indictment stems from a long investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents after he left the White House in 2021. Special counsel Jack Smith convened two grand juries in Washington and Florida to hear testimony about the documents and whether Trump was trying to obstruct the investigation. It is the second indictment against Trump this year. This is also the first time the Justice Department will prosecute a sitting or former president on federal charges.

What are the charges? The indictment is sealed for now, but a judge will likely make it public after next week’s arraignment. Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, has said this and other pending investigations against him will not stop his campaign. On Truth Social, he said he is innocent of any misconduct and that the indictment is politically motivated.

Dig Deeper: Read my report on the documents in question and other investigations into classified materials found at President Joe Biden’s and former Vice President Mike Pence’s residences.

Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a WORLD reporter and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College. She resides in Washington, D.C.


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