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Federal criminal indictment against Trump unsealed, 37 counts

The indictment includes several separate charges, according to reports.

Published: June 9, 2023 1:51pm

Updated: June 9, 2023 3:38pm

An indictment charging former President Donald Trump with mishandling classified documents was unsealed Friday.

The indictment shows that Trump is facing a total of 37 counts, including for allegedly making false statements, conspiracy to obstruct and destruction and falsification of records.

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The indictment alleges that Trump kept the classified documents in multiple locations, including a bathroom, a ballroom, an office and a bedroom. 

There is a picture presented in the indictment that shows boxes stacked in rows on a ballroom stage. 

Other photographs showed boxes in storage with one document marked SECRET/REL TO USA, FVEY," which means that information in those documents could only be presented to intelligence alliance members Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Trump also allegedly showed the boxes to other people on different occasions, including a writer at his Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.

In another situation, he also allegedly described a Pentagon “plan of attack” and displayed “a classified map related to a military operation” to a representative from his political action committee.

The 49-page document shows the Justice Department’s alleged evidence for a criminal case against Trump for the mishandling of classified documents at his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago.

Trump announced the indictment Thursday evening on TRUTH Social, calling it a "dark day" in American history.

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