US federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against former President Donald Trump, who is accused of leaking state secrets안전놀이터. Boxes containing hundreds of classified documents were found stacked throughout the former president’s residence.
Jieun Hong is our correspondent in Los Angeles.
Inside the bathroom of former President Trump’s residence, boxes of documents are stacked high.
They’re also in storage rooms and ballrooms.
They’re classified documents discovered by US federal prosecutors.
US prosecutors have unsealed a criminal indictment against former President Trump.
He faces 37 counts, including illegal possession of classified information and obstruction of justice, and the leaked documents reportedly include sensitive information from the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense, including nuclear programs, etc.
[Jack Smith/U.S. Department of Justice-appointed special prosecutor: The laws protecting national defense information are critical to the safety and security of the United States and must be enforced; violating them puts the United States at risk].
This is the first time in American history that a former sitting president has been criminally indicted by federal prosecutors.
President Biden said he learned of the indictment by watching the news.
[Joe Biden/President of the United States: I have no comment].
After the indictment was unsealed, former President Trump took to social media to vigorously assert his innocence, calling Special Counsel Smith a “lunatic.
[DONALD TRUMP/former President of the United States: I am an innocent man, I did not commit any of these crimes].
In the midst of this, a recording emerged of former President Trump admitting to the allegations.
CNN reported that the recording included Trump saying, “As president, I could declassify, but now I can’t.”
Attention is now focused on whether the recording will prove conclusive.
Mr. Trump is due to appear in federal court in the US state of Florida on the 13th local time.
The political ramifications of this latest indictment will be closely watched ahead of next year’s presidential election.