Images emerge of how Trump kept classified documents while president

Images emerge of how Trump kept classified documents while president

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday released the document containing the formal indictment against former President Donald Trump for the possession and mishandling of classified documents at his private residence at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

Along with the brief, the agency has released images revealing the unprecedented conditions in which the former president stored the dozens of boxes containing these papers and for which he now faces 37 felony charges.

The 44-page report shows a bedroom, a ballroom, a storage room, an office, and even a bathroom invaded by the brown and white boxes. crammed with untidy sheets of paper and within anyone’s reach. U.S. authorities have found more than 100 documents with classified markings.

Trump faces up to 37 criminal charges ranging from deliberate withholding of national defense information to conspiracy to obstructing justice as part of the investigation against him for more than 300 classified documents found in his residence.

Trump faces cases for electoral, tax or real estate fraud.

The charges he faces

Specifically, he faces 31 counts of deliberate withholding of national defense information; to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice; one count of possession of records; one count of concealing documents; as well as three more counts of concealing a document during a federal investigation, scheming, and false statements.

The text of the federal indictment reflects that the former president. showed pages marked as classified on up to two occasions to several people, one at his private golf club to a writer, an editor and two members of his staff, who were not listed as authorized personnel, while the other to a representative of his political action committee at the same location.

Also, the former president did not inform the Secret Services that he was storing boxes of classified documents. The tycoon would have ordered his assistant to to move the papers from one side to the other so that his team of lawyers would not see them and even suggested destroying them.

The grand jury’s decision to indict Trump comes after months of investigation by the Department of Justice, in a inquiry led by special counsel Jack Smith.who is also investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol and for Trump’s attempts to obstruct change in the U.S. Presidency.

Kayleigh Williams