The 49-page indictment alleges that Trump mishandled classified documents after his presidential term ended and obstructed government efforts to recover them.
"Trump retained classified documents that he took with him from the White House and concealed them from a federal grand jury," the document says.
The most serious of these counts, related to the concealment of documents, provide for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. In total, the former president potentially faces about 400 years in prison.
The indictment by the US Department of Justice states that Trump kept documents related to the defense and military capabilities of the United States and foreign countries, the US nuclear program, military vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies, and plans for an attack on the United States at his private residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
"The disclosure of these classified documents without proper authorization could have jeopardized the national security of the United States, its foreign relations, the security of U.S. military resources, and intelligence sources," the document says.-
It is noted that the indictment issued by the grand jury in a Miami court is the first time Trump has been charged with federal crimes.
As reported, last year, 11 sets of classified documents were seized from Trump during a search.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 10/06/2023