Donald Trump: ex-president pleads not guilty

A sensational and unprecedented moment in US history: Donald Trump (76) is the first ex-President of the United States to stand trial in federal court.

Donald Trump: ex-president pleads not guilty

A sensational and unprecedented moment in US history: Donald Trump (76) is the first ex-President of the United States to stand trial in federal court. This is what happened in Miami, Florida. A large crowd, including numerous Trump supporters, witnessed the moment when the predecessor of US President Joe Biden (80) arrived on site in a motorcade. In the hall of the Federal Supreme Court itself, there was a strict ban on cell phones and cameras.

After a short time then the expected news: Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to all of the 37 counts on which he was accused, as reported by “CNN”, among other things. Accordingly, 31 of these are about illegal, 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 top secret documents.

Despite the seriousness of the allegations, the court did not issue travel restrictions against Trump, according to the report. He also did not have to post bail to be allowed to leave the court. The reason for this is that Trump is not at risk of absconding. The upcoming events will in all likelihood last until 2024 - so it is not to be expected that Trump will find himself in the dock any earlier.

This 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 out the indictment in early April, Trump also pleaded "not guilty" here, as reported by The New York Times, among others. The trial could begin in early 2024.

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