Prosecutors in the United States accused the former president of instructing employees to destroy security camera footage at his house in order to obstruct an inquiry into classified document misuse.
Donald Trump’s Alleged Criminal Charges
U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith filed three fresh criminal counts against Trump, raising the total to 40, and accused Carlos De Oliveira, a maintenance worker at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, with conspiracy to obstruct justice, accusing him of assisting Trump in concealing papers.
US federal prosecutors filed three more accusations against Trump on Thursday, including obstruction of justice and deliberate retention of national defense secrets, increasing the total number of counts against the Republican to 40.
Classified documents were highly classified
The allegations have been made public hours shortly after Trump said his counsel met with Justice Department officials probing his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, implying that more criminal charges could be forthcoming.
In accordance with an article published by U.S. News. The claims have not harmed Trump’s position as the front-runner in the Republican primary to confront President Biden in the 2024 election.
In a report from U.S. News, Trump is set to stand trial in March 2024 in New York and May 2024 in Florida, at which point the Republican nominee may have already been determined. Trump stated that the article was highly classified. No individual in the room was authorized to look at it.