Donald Trump has been indicted in federal court in Miami according to numerous reports.
From ABC News:
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted for a second time, this time on federal charges in relation to his handling of classified information while out of office, sources familiar confirm to ABC News.
He has been issued a summons to appear in federal court in Miami on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET, sources said.
“We’re learning from our sources that there appears to be at least seven counts here. This ranges from everything from the willful retention of national defense information to conspiracy to a scheme to conceal to false statements and representations,” ABC News’ Katherine Faulders reported on during a special report on the network.
The indictment appears to have been announced by Trump himself on Truth Social rather than by the feds:
Page 1: The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is “secured” by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time.
Page 2: I have been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM. I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting President in the History of our Country, and is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election. I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!
Page 3: This is indeed a DARK DAY for the United States of America. We are a Country in serious and rapid Decline, but together we will Make America Great Again!
Simultaneously with the posting on TruthSocial, the Trump campaign had a fundraising email sent out based on the indictment:
As of 8:20 p.m., I still haven’t been able to find a copy of the Indictment. The PACER electronic docket for the Southern District of Florida has crashed.
WATCH: President Trump responds to the corrupt scheme from Biden's politicized DOJ to interfere in the 2024 election. pic.twitter.com/oFXqM6YBvC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 9, 2023
Update 8:50 p.m.
It’s not even clear if the indictment has been unsealed. There are plenty of hot takes by people who have not seen the indictment. Here are some reactions. Keep in mind, none of these people have seen the indictment.
My Statement on the Unprecedented and Sham Indictment of President Donald Trump by Biden’s Department of Justice. pic.twitter.com/0abpRqrwen
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) June 9, 2023
This outrageous indictment is nothing more than another swamp attempt to sideline President Trump on the day we read about Biden Family corruption and bribery.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) June 9, 2023
We can’t have two tiers of justice: one for Trump, another for Biden. One for Assange, another for Manning. One for BLM/Antifa, another for peaceful protesters on Jan 6.
I never thought we’d see the day when the U.S. President deputizes the DOJ to arrest his lead rival in the…
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) June 9, 2023
The phony Boxes Hoax indictment is an attempt to distract the American public from the millions of dollars in bribes that the Biden Crime Family received from foreign nationals.
This scheme won't succeed. President Donald Trump will be back in the White House and Joe Biden will…
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 9, 2023
Reminder of what I wrote on March 24, 2023, Alvin Bragg Is Trump’s Legal Sideshow, The Main Ring Is The Mar-a-Lago Classified Documents Case:
The legal circus that will grow in the next year, however, does have a main ring. And that main ring is no joke. It’s the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case. Not so much that Trump had them, but whether he directed his lawyers to lie to the feds, obstructing justice. Unlike all the other legal drama, if proven, that’s a simple legal theory of criminal liability, unlike all the attenuated and legally-stretched theories in the other cases….
Keep an eye on the Mar-a-Lago documents case.
President Trump has been INDICTED in Special Counsel Probe.
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) June 9, 2023
In other news, a congressional committee says it has evidence our current president is a crook, but the news for the foreseeable future will revolve around the crook’s likely (not certain) political opponent:
Democrat sources are lying again.
The foreign national made it clear $5 million was intended for Joe Biden, but payments were not made directly to the “Big Guy.” Instead, the foreign national used bank accounts that would take investigators years to figure out.
This follows… https://t.co/Qjf7R70mZ8
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) June 9, 2023
Sitting president indicts leading challenger. Totally normal. pic.twitter.com/vzioLzGlKc
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) June 9, 2023
UPDATE 9:50 PM
We don’t get our news from Trump’s Truth Social account. Let’s see what the facts are when any possible indictment is released. As I have said before, no one is above the law, no matter how much they wish they were. We will have more to say when the facts are revealed.
— Chris Christie (@GovChristie) June 9, 2023
The weaponization of federal law enforcement represents a mortal threat to a free society.
We have for years witnessed an uneven application of the law depending upon political affiliation.
Why so zealous in pursuing Trump yet so passive about Hillary or Hunter?
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) June 9, 2023
UPDATE 11 PM
Trump attorney Jim Trusty joins for his first interview since Trump was indicted. There is:
— An Espionage Act charge
— Several obstruction-based charges
— False statement charges
— Is there a conspiracy charge in here? “I believe so, I don't have it in front of me right now.” pic.twitter.com/8zOCynIygB
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 9, 2023
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