Trump Indicted in Classified Docs Probe
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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From the RightTrump indicted on federal charges related to document handling and obstruction of justice
Former President Trump has been indicted on federal charges that emerged out of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s months-long investigation.
Trump is facing at least seven federal counts related to document handling and obstruction of justice. He has been ordered to appear in federal court in Miami on Tuesday.
Trump himself announced the indictment on his social media platform, Truth Social.
From the LeftTrump says he’s been indicted in federal classified documents probe
Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has been indicted on charges connected to his handling of classified national security records, writing on social media that he has been summoned to federal court on Tuesday in Miami.
The precise charges that federal prosecutors have obtained against Trump were not immediately clear, but Trump said his attorneys were informed by the Justice Department on Thursday that a grand jury indictment had been obtained.
Prosecutors are charging the former president with seven criminal counts, according to a person familiar with the...
From the CenterTrump indicted on seven criminal counts in classified documents case
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on seven federal criminal charges in connection with hundreds of classified government documents he retained after leaving the White House.
Trump himself disclosed the indictment in a series of posts on his Truth Social social media site on Thursday evening. He also said he has been summoned to appear in court in Miami on Tuesday.
NBC News soon after confirmed the indictment, which is the second time in recent months that Trump has been criminally charged. He remains under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice and a Georgia state prosecutor for his efforts to...