Donald Trump announced on his Truth Social account tonight that he has been indicted by a grand jury in Florida on 7 federal charges in connection to his post-presidency possession of classified documents.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” Trump wrote.
CNN says it has spoken to sources close to the prosecutors and have confirmed the indictment.
The New York Times reports the seven counts against the former president include conspiracy to obstruct, willful retention of national defense secrets in violation of the Espionage Act, and false statements, according to people familiar with the indictment.
While the Department of Justice isn’t saying anything just yet, Trump says he has to report to a Miami Federal Courthouse next Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Big news: Trump indicted on 7 counts in classified documents casehttps://t.co/nXLBlT3fyK
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) June 8, 2023
#BREAKING: Trump was just indicted in connection with his retention of classified material. He is reportedly facing at least 7 counts, including willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to conceal, & false statements & representations.https://t.co/6X1B1udaF7
— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) June 8, 2023
(thread/tonight) What I'm hearing… Trump is frustrated not just with the indictment but with people in his inner circle who reassured him for months that it was very unlikely to happen… source close to Trump says "too much happy talk for way too long" about what could happen
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 9, 2023
Guess who is NOT going to appear in court this Tuesday in Miami facing 7 counts? pic.twitter.com/QVOOLoKj2L
— KAMALA NATION (@KamalaNation) June 8, 2023