Donald Trump and one of his Mar-a-Lago staffers, personal valet Walt Nauta, were charged with dozens of counts of allegedly violating eight federal statutes related to the handling of classified documents after the former president left the White House, according to the 44-page indictment unsealed Friday.
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In broad terms, Trump was charged with suggesting his lawyer falsely tell the FBI and grand jury that he didn’t have classified documents and directing Nauta to move boxes of documents to hide them from the lawyer, the FBI and the grand jury.
He is accused of not just storing and hiding the documents, but showing them to guests at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. He said one document described a “plan of attack” and another had a map of a military installation, according to the indictment. He allegedly acknowledged knowing the documents were classified, saying “this is still a secret,” according to the indictment.
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