Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, has been pointed out once again. He initially entered a not-guilty plea to 34 criminal counts of falsifying company documents in connection with hush money payments made to a porn star before the 2016 presidential election in April.
Trump, who served as president from 2017 to 2021, is at the moment in the lead for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Over decades, Trump displayed an extraordinary capacity of overcoming crises that would sink other politicians. He claims that the Justice Department has prejudice versus him and that he is the target of a politically motivated inquiry.
Trump now has a larger lead over his rivals in the Republican primary race than he did before he was charged in the New York case.
According to a former U.S. president’s lawyer and another source familiar with the case, Donald Trump was just indicted on June 8 by a federal grand jury for keeping secret government records and messing with justice.
As he tries to win back the presidency of the United States in the following year, the criminal prosecution, brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, is yet another legal defeat for Trump. In New York, he already has a criminal case that will go to trial in March 2024.
Also, on social media platforms, Trump announced that he had received a notice to appear at the Miami federal courts on Tuesday. On his Truth Social Media platform, he said, “I AM AN INNOCENT MAN. We will prove that very, very soundly and hopefully very quickly. Thank you very much.”
Let’s look at briefly, Why he was charged with a crime:
Nearly a year ago, investigators raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, and took nearly thirteen thousand documents. Even though one of his attorneys was previously claiming that all documents with classified markings had been sent back to the government, 100 of them were marked as classified.
Trump has already explained keeping specific papers on record by claiming to have declassified them while sitting as president. Trump hasn’t shown any proof of this, either, and his attorneys have decided not to raise it in court records.
A representative for Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the investigation, was unwilling to speak because it is unlawful for the government to disclose public statements regarding any grand jury case that has been sealed.
At last, Donald Trump is charged with seven other crimes in the federal case, according to the source, who demanded anonymity.