Former President Donald Trump pleaded non-guilty to all 37 charges in the hotly debated documents case on Tuesday. The claims come from an investigation into whether Trump kept mismanaged reports at his Florida home after leaving office.
Trump was charged with 31 counts of contravening surveillance rules, five counts of offering deceptive expressions and one count of perjury checks. The intelligence allegation claims that Trump knowingly understated data that he knew or should have known. The extradition allegation claims Trump misled investigators about his treatment of specific records. The Block of Equity charge alleges that President Trump attempted to obstruct the trial by requesting his assistants to erase or cover up evidence.
Trump’s lawyers argued not guilty to all of the charges. The appointed authority set an initial date for January 2024.
This occurs when a previous president is first charged with a felony. It is also the latest in a series of legal cases against Trump. They similarly face criminal penalties in New York and Georgia.
Trump has denied any misconduct in every single body of evidence against him. He considered the claims against him to be a “witch hunt” and “political harassment”.
A close watch is also expected on the case information of the ordered records. This occurs the first time a past president is tried by a jury. The test results could have important implications for Trump’s political future.