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Miami: Donald Trump has been indicted for the second time in just over two months, this time over the alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Florida estate.
The former US president posted on Truth Social on Thursday night that he had been summoned to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon, capping off an explosive investigation that began last August when then the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago property searching for sensitive material that he had taken from the White House.
Donald Trump is the first former US president to be indicted.Credit: afr
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” he wrote.
“I have been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday at 3PM. I never thought is possible such a thing could happen to a former president of the United States who… is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election. I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!”
The Justice Department has been investigating whether Trump mishandled classified documents he retained after leaving the White House in 2021.
Investigators seized roughly 13,000 documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, nearly a year ago. One hundred were marked as classified, even though one of Trump’s lawyers had previously said all records with classified markings had been returned to the government.
The former president’s lawyers have been told he is a target of the investigation, the clearest indication yet that criminal charges could be coming soon, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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