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Donald Trump said Thursday he’s been indicted on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate, igniting a federal prosecution that is arguably the most perilous of multiple legal threats against the former president as he seeks to reclaim the White House.

The Justice Department did not immediately publicly confirm the indictment.

Trump is currently in Bedminster, New Jersey. A person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to discuss it publicly said Trump’s lawyers were contacted by prosecutors shortly before he announced on his Truth Social platform that he had been indicted.

Trump said he is due in court Tuesday afternoon in Miami.



  1. Trump thought that by declaring his candidacy early he could avoid indictment and he was wrong. Mark Meadows, several of his lawyers and his voice on tape lead to the charges.

  2. I don’t have a good feeling about this. I could see it leading to civil war. Very dumb move by Biden’s justice department even if Donald is guilty of wrongdoing.

  3. When will trump supporters realize that he’s just not electable? Even if the indictment is false, he still can’t win a general election. DeSantis 2024!

  4. Chaya13: The only “civil war” that might result from today’s indictment will be on the second floor of the Trump residence in Mar a Lago when Melania tells the Donald she is leaving. I can’t imagine why she and her son Baron want to be around this circus any longer.

  5. The Democrats ae gloating we finally got him. However. I have bad news for you democrats I guarantee you that because of this indictment Trumps poll numbers will be out of the ball park tomorrow. We know that both impeachments were based on a total hoax. Even democratic lawyers said Braggs in NY never should have brought charges against Trump. In this case every sane person sees the blatant double standard applied to Trump and Biden who got away with taking classified documents. Gloat all you want but the more persecute Trump you’ll find even those who may have voted for Desantis or others are going to back Trump.

  6. any smart person knows this is a diversion because Biden will be exposed since fbi gave all documents to republicans. this will expose Biden, and he will be impeached.

  7. Wake up Yidden, America is in big trouble. Deep State on full display is the beginning of the end for their conspiracy! What will replace them I don’t know.

  8. As some legal beagle once observed, “You can indict a ham sandwich”, meaning the grand jury only hears the case for prosecution from a prosecutor, and the legal defense of the accused is not granted the right to make an alternate case. So former Pres. Trump was indicted. Big deal. An indictment is not a conviction.

  9. @chaya13

    War is never Civil. The MAGA adherents who invaded the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 showed no civility.

    Trump will use this indictment to raise even more millions from his sheep.

    Will there be protests? Yes, will there be violence, likely because he appeals to the gun toting rednecks. Will there be war? Unlikely. As Americans prefer to live in comfort and see wars fought on foreign soil.

    I despise Trump. That said I don’t think it woujj K d be a good thing to imprison a former President. I would prefer if he is found guilty that he lose pension and all federal support for self and detestable family such as Secret Service Protection.

    Let the Federal and State trial begin without delay and fate decided by juries not news outlets

  10. The EARLIEST this trial might begin would be October-November 2023 and depending on the number and scope of motions regarding discovery etc. and the time to litigate those pre-trial motions, it could slip into early 2024 at the start of the primary season. Trump’s team will definitely seek to delay the trial until AFTER the November 2024 elections, while using it as a foil for fundraising and having the deep state threat as their primary campaign theme (since the “stolen” 2020 election has gotten pretty stale).

  11. To CT Lawyer: It is essential, if Trump is convicted, that he go to jail, for whatever term the judge determines. No one who may hereafter become the US president should think that she/he is in any way entitled to special treatment under the law. President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Nixon undoubtedly told Trump and others that a US president is above the law.