Headline RoundupJune 9th, 2023

Trump Indicted in Classified Docs Probe

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges related to special counsel Jack Smith's probe of potential mishandling of classified documents — the first time federal charges have been made against a former president.

The Details: Trump, the current frontrunner in the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, was charged on seven counts, but specific charges were not immediately clear. In a Truth Social post, the former president said he had been summoned to a courthouse in Miami, Florida, adding that the charges were "seemingly over the Boxes Hoax." 

For Context: Trump was also indicted earlier this year in Manhattan on charges of falsifying business records. 

How the Media Covered It: Politico (Lean Left bias) called the announcement "a moment as fraught as it is historic," and CNN (Left bias) called the news "a stunning development that marks the first time a former president has faced federal charges." Coverage from the right appeared to use less descriptive language and sometimes highlighted that Trump had "vehemently denied any wrongdoing."

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