Donald Trump, Associate Charged With 38 Criminal Counts: What The Federal Indictment Says

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2023-06-09 18:21:50  • 3 mins

The federal charges against former President Donald Trump in relation to aclassified documents investigationwere unsealed Friday afternoon.

Here's what the indictment shows:

  • The 45th president, along with his associate Walt Nauta, are charged in a 38-count indictment.
  • 31 counts of willful retention of national defense information.
  • Both individuals face a count of conspiracy to obstruct justice
  • The purpose of the conspiracy was for TRUMP to keep classified documents he has taken with him from the White House and to hide and conceal them from a federal grand jury, the indictment says.
  • Trump also allegedly showed classified documents on more than one occasion to others, including a 2021 meeting in Bedminster, New Jersey.
  • Trump referred to a "plan of attack" against the Defense Department (audio recordings of this were first reported by CNN).
  • Trump admits on the recording the documents in question were "still a secret."
  • Some of the documents are said to have included details, including a map, of a military operation.
  • Trump advised that someone from his political action committee "not get too close" to the documents in question.
  • The classified docs were kept in various places at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, including in a ballroom, a bathroom and shower, an office space, his bedroom, and a storage room."
  • Some of those boxes were moved by Trump and Nauta to Mar-a-Lagos business center.

Trump insists he did nothing wrong and blasted the allegations as a "Box Hoax."

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