Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 21:54

This is a developing news story and #CityImages is releasing reports from the world’s top news organizations. 

Trump is indicted and charged with seven criminal acts. He is due in court on Tuesday to plea before a federal judge.

The twice-impeached Republican is now the first former president to face federal charges. A federal grand jury indicted Trump on seven criminal charges in connection with his mishandling of more than 100 classified documents that were discovered last year at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Trump is charged with 37 counts: 31 counts of willful retention of national defense information; one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice; one count of withholding a document or record; one count of corruptly concealing a document or record; one count of concealing a document in a federal investigation; one count of scheme to conceal; and one count of false statements and representations.


Donald Trump's historic federal indictment stems from the alleged mishandling of classified documents that left the White House with the former president and then ended up at his Florida estate.…

Reuters is reporting that Trump may have been indicted. Trump faces U.S. criminal charges for mishandling documents.

AP Trump charged over classified documents in 1st federal indictment of an ex-president

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Trump is now indicted on federal charges for his handling of classified documents and ordered to appear in federal court on Tuesday afternoon, he said on his Truth Social account Thursday South Florida.

Donald Trump charged in the handling of classified documents…

Indictment reaction: Donald Trump plays the victim card while rivals mostly defend him…

Donald Trump indicted on 7 counts in classified documents probe…

It has been said that history repeats. Five decades ago, another Republican President committed crimes while supposedly serving the American public and also played the victim card. He was pardoned by the late former President, Gerald R. Ford, who went from being a college football star to the White House under the most unusual circumstances. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, after Richard Nixon’s resignation amid the Watergate scandal. Ford became the first, and so far the only, person to become President without winning a general election for President or Vice President.