'Devastating': Current and former officials shocked over military secrets found at Mar-a-Lago
The unsealed indictment on former President Donald Trumps handling of classified documents has current and former national security officials claiming the case is devastating against him and that damage may have been done to U.S. national security.
Trump is facing 31 counts of violating the Espionage Act through willful retention of classified records and six counts related to his alleged effort to obstruct the investigation, according to the 49-page document released Friday. The indictment also alleges that Walt Nauta, a Trump aide during his presidency and now in private life, moved boxes with classified records to obscure them from investigators.
The indictment includes information about the kinds of documents in the former presidents possession, some of them regarding defense and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign countries; United States nuclear programs; potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military attack; and plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack.