By India Today World Desk: Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted for illegally retaining classified government records at his Florida estate after leaving the White House in 2021 and obstruction of justice. He has been charged with mishandling hundreds of classified documents, including ones about US nuclear secrets and military plans.
Trump faces a total of 37 criminal counts, including 31 counts of willful retention of national defence information, according to the indictment. As many as six pictures released as part of the indictment against Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, show cardboard boxes of documents stacked in rooms across his Mar-a-Lago estate, reported the BBC.
It has also been alleged that he tried to obstruct the investigation into the handling of the documents. The former president, who has denied any wrongdoing, is expected to appear in a Miami courthouse on Tuesday afternoon.
TRUMP’s PERSONAL AIDE ALSO INDICTED
A personal aide to Donald Trump has been indicted over the alleged mishandling of classified documents, alongside the former president. The aide, navy veteran Walt Nauta, worked at the White House and later at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Nauta now faces charges including conspiracy and making false statements.
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