Donald Trump (76) has been charged with 37 counts in the US government secret documents affair. This is reported, among other things, by the US broadcaster "CNN", citing the published complaint.
In 31 points, it is therefore about an unauthorized, intentional storage of secret documents. According to the indictment, Trump, who was President of the United States between 2017 and 2021, had numerous boxes taken to his private property Mar-a-Lago in Florida after the end of his term, which are said to have also contained secret documents.
According to the documents, the boxes contained information about nuclear weapons in the United States and military activities in the United States and other countries. He kept the boxes in different places on the property, including in a bathroom and shower, in his bedroom and in a kind of ballroom where events took place.
Trump is also accused of conspiracy to obstruct justice, among other things. He is the first former US president to face federal impeachment. In a post on the social media platform Truth Social, Trump stated that he was innocent. He also revealed, according to the broadcaster, that he is scheduled to appear in federal court in Miami on Tuesday afternoon.
It is the second time Trump has been criminally charged this year. In April, the Manhattan District Attorney indicted Trump on 34 counts of alleged falsification of business records. The background is said to have been a hush money payment to former porn actress Stormy Daniels (44) before the 2016 presidential election. After the New York prosecutor's office read the indictment in early April, Trump pleaded "not guilty," as reported by The New York Times, among others. The trial could begin in early 2024.