China News Network, June 6 Comprehensive foreign media reported that former US President Trump posted on social media on the 9th local time that he was indicted because of federal charges. He is the first former president in U.S. history to be criminally charged with federal law.
Data map: On April 4, local time, former US President Trump arrived at the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York to be arraigned on the "hush money" case. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
According to Fox News, Trump said, "The Biden administration has notified my lawyer that I have been charged." ”
Trump also said that he will travel to Miami next Tuesday (June 6 local time) to appear in court.
The allegations are linked to a months-long investigation by special counsel Jack Smith. Smith has been investigating classified documents deposited at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida after leaving office. In August 2022, the FBI issued a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago, taking away about 8,11000 documents, more than a hundred of which were classified as confidential.
Fox News said that at present, it is not clear the specific crime Trump is accused of.
The Associated Press said that as Trump seeks to re-enter the White House, the prosecution may be the most dangerous of the many legal threats he faces.
Trump is currently currently in Bedminster, New Jersey. Shortly before Mr. Trump announced his indictment on his Truth Social platform, prosecutors contacted his lawyer to make it clear that he was the target of a federal investigation involving classified documents, people familiar with the matter said.
On March 3 this year, Trump was criminally indicted for the "hush money" case, making him the first former president in US history to face criminal prosecution. Trump is accused of falsifying business records and concealing hush payments to adult film actors. On April 30, Trump was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and pleaded not guilty to 4 felony charges in the indictment.