For the second time in history now, scandal-plagued former President Donald J. Trump has been formally indicted on a variety of criminal charges.
Just mere weeks ago, American history was made with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg formally indicted Donald Trump on multiple criminal charges related to the infamous Stormy Daniels hush money scheme — the very first time in United States history that a sitting or former US president has been officially indicted for a crime.
In the days and weeks since, Trump’s legal woes have only gotten worse, as numerous other probes, lawsuits, and investigations raged against him, including those conducted by Garland-appointed DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith.
Smith, on behalf of the Biden DOJ, has been investigating the former president for his role in inciting the January 6th Capitol insurrection, his attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election after his loss to Joe Biden, and the infamous stolen Mar-a-Lago document scandal, in which Donald Trump stole classified government documents at the end of his presidency, relocated the material to his Palm Beach compound, where he hid them, lied about his possession of the materials, and repeatedly refused to comply with government requests and subpoenas for their return.
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While Smith’s former investigations are still ongoing, multiple reports have confirmed that, as of this evening, former President Donald J. Trump has been formally indicted on 7 different charges in relation to the infamous document investigation.
As it stands, the specific charges against Trump have not been released. However, all of the charges are in relation to stealing the documents and obstructing the subsequent investigation. Trump is expected to travel to Miami, FL, to respond to the charges, leading one to believe that the venue of the case will be in Miami.
This serves as the first federal indictment against Donald Trump, or any sitting or former US president.
Trump has already taken to his Truth Social account with an unhinged response to the bombshell development:
I have been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM. I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting President in the History of our Country, and is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election. I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!”
In a subsequent post, Trump further raged:
This is indeed a DARK DAY for the United States of America. We are a Country in serious and rapid Decline, but together we will Make America Great Again!”
Trump continues to face additional investigations by Smith and the DOJ, as well as the Georgia election investigation by Fulton County DA Fani Willis.
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