On June 8, 2023, Trump was indicted on two counts of mishandling classified information, The charges stem from a December 2020 incident when Trump took classified documents from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The two counts against Trump are:
- Conspiracy to transport and transmit classified information from a protected location
- Transporting and transmitting classified information from a protected location
If convicted Trump faces up to five years in jail on each count, Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has called the allegations “politically motivated.”
The case is being investigated by the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General, A trial date hasn’t yet been set.
Here are some additional details regarding the matter:
The classified documents that Trump took from the White House contained information about the country’s nuclear weapons program and its intelligence operations against Iran, Trump took the documents with him when he left the White House on Jan. 20, 2021.
The documents were found later at Mar-a-Lago by a member of Trump’s staff, The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General will open an investigation into the matter in February 2021, The investigation is going on.
Trump’s indictment is a significant development in the ongoing investigation into his actions while in office, The charges against him are serious and if convicted, he could face significant jail time, The case is likely to drag on for months or even years and it remains to be seen if Trump will be found guilty.