Trump Federal Indictment Unsealed, Former President Charged On 37 Counts

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by Tim Pearce, Daily Wire:

The indictment against former President Donald Trump was unsealed on Friday, a day after Trump announced that he had been indicted in a social media post.

The 49-page indictment can be read here. The document charges Trump on 37 counts, with 31 of those being the willful retention of national defense information. Other counts include conspiracy to obstruct justice, corruptly concealing documents or records, and making false statements.

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The indictment alleged that Trump improperly removed classified records from the White House in January 2021. Those classified documents contained sensitive information “regarding defense and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign countries; United States nuclear programs; potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military attack; and plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack.”

The former president showed sensitive documents to others on two occasions, according to the indictment. In July 2021, Trump described a “plan of attack” prepared by the Department of Defense. Trump showed the plan “during an audio-recorded meeting with a writer, a publisher, and two members of his staff, none of whom possessed a security clearance.”

“As president, I could have declassified it,” Trump said, according to the indictment. “Now, I can’t, but, you know, this is still a secret.”

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