Trump Indicted


From CNN tonight: Former President Donald Trump has been indicted in the classified document investigation, a source familiar with the matter confirms. Trump has been charged with seven counts, according to a source.

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Indicted in the Justice Department investigation into the misuse of classified documents, Trump faces seven counts, according to a CNN source.

“This marks the first time a former president has faced federal charges, and it is the second time Trump has been charged criminally this year.”

Trump also posted on Truth Social that he has been indicted.

From CNN’s Evan Perez:

“Former President Donald Trump said on Truth Social that he has been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday at 3 p.m. local time.

“In a statement echoing his Truth Social posts, Trump called it a “dark day” for the country following his indictment in the classified documents investigation.”

“I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!” Trump said in the statement Thursday.

CBS News reported the following:

“In a post to his account on Truth Social, Trump said attorneys with the Justice Department informed him he was indicted over the “boxes hoax” and he has been called to appear at the federal courthouse in Miami on Tuesday.

“I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting President in the History of our Country, and is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election.”

“A source familiar with the case said the former president has been charged in a multi-count indictment involving the retention of national defense information and obstruction.

“The decision to pursue an indictment of Trump is a remarkable and unprecedented step, marking the first time the Justice Department has brought federal charges against a former president. Trump’s attorneys met with Justice Department officials, including Smith, on June 5 and discussed concerns about prosecutors’ efforts in the inquiry.”

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2 responses to “Trump Indicted”

  1. At the rate he’s going, Donald Trump will only be able to see the White House on his prison-issued television set.


    Cadet Bone Spurs, who is already facing 34 felony charges relating to his financial dealings in New York, and who is also under investigation by the state of Georgia for his interference in the 2020 election, has been charged with at least seven criminal counts in a federal indictment handed down by the United States Department of Justice relating to his illegal misappropriation of classified White House documents that were to revert to the possession of the National Archives following the end of his failed presidency.

    The details of the indictment have not been released at the time of this writing, but they are expected to include illegal retention of the aforementioned documents, destruction of government property, obstruction of a governmental investigation, and violations of the Espionage Act.

    Make no mistake about it–these are serious charges, and conviction would likely incarcerate him for the rest of his life.

    Trump’s reaction, of course, was to channel his inner Billy Joel, posting “I am an INNOCENT MAN” (his CAPS) on his “Untrue Anti-social” self-serving blog. Well, the federal government does not make it a habit to issue indictments unless they have a solid case, and their batting average in obtaining convictions is pretty good.

    Of course, former president Spray-Tan Don is pointing fingers everywhere, starting with President Biden. Even though it’s a proven fact that there’s been a firewall between the White House and the Department of Justice, with no information being passed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” is how Felony Donnie reacted, ignoring the fact that the special prosecutor, Jack Smith, was NOT appointed by President Biden, and the fact that over 150 boxes, many containing classified information, were seized during the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago. By the way, the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, was appointed by…wait for it…Donakd Trump. So ex-President Paranoia doesn’t know what he’s talking about. As usual.

    And Trump laments about being the first former president to ever be indicted, ignoring the fact that Richard Nixon would actually have been first had Gerald Ford not issued a premature pardon that ultimately cost Ford the 1976 election. But Trump is the first because his crimes–excuse me, ALLEGED crimes–are so egregious as to be worthy of indictment. And this time, the insurrectionist-in-chief cannot count on a sycophantic Republican Senate to save him.

    His best option is to take a plea bargain, avoid a life sentence, agree to never run for office again, and disappear into obscurity. But of course we all know that Vladimir Putin’s best buddy has too much of an ego to ever agree to that. He’d rather stand trial (which is his constitutional right) and destroy the Republican Party. And in the meantime, Don the Con has already started to hit up his disciples for contributions, shamelessly fund-raising in the face of the indictment. Someone needs to let Trumpy know that campaign funds cannot be used for legal defense. Of course, since a president has never had to defend himself at trial…

    Some might say this is a bad day for the country. I disagree. Today is a victory for the rule of law, and a blow to the idea that a chief executive can do whatever the hell he wants. Hopefully, it’s just a matter of time until he’s fitted for an orange jumpsuit.

    Let the trials begin!


    Now that the federal indictment against Trump has been unsealed, we get to see how deep in the muck the man who vowed to “drain the swamp” really is.

    Turns out he’s facing 31 charges of willful retention of national defense information, along with indictments for conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, scheme to conceal and false statements and representations.

    And he managed to drag one of his aides, Walt Nauta, into the mess with him. What are the odds of him being offered a plea deal in exchange for testimony against Cadet Bone Spurs?

    According to the indictment, “The classified documents Trump stored in his boxes included information regarding defense and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign countries; United States nuclear programs; potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military attack; and plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack”. Clearly, Felony Donnie had every intention of turning this information over to our adversaries, most notably Vladimir Putin.

    And the feds have Trump on a recording saying he knew he had retained information that he had not declassified. “As president, I could have declassified, but now (that he’s no longer in office) I can’t,” Trump says, according to the transcript. That’s where the “willful” part comes in. He knew what he was doing, and made no attempt to mitigate his actions. You see, that’s the difference between what Spray-Tan Don did versus documents that were found at President Biden’s home. Trump tried to conceal his actions and hide the documents from the government, while Biden immediately notified the authorities of what had happened and was fully cooperative. And THAT’S why Mr. Biden is not facing any criminal sanctions.

    Of course, don’t tell that to certain members of the Insurrectionist, er, Republican Party. They’ve gone into full meltdown, scorched earth mode. To wit:
    • Eunuch of the House Kevin McCarthy: “It is unconscionable for a President to indict the leading candidate opposing him”. Hey Kev, Biden didn’t indict Trump. The Justice Department did. And the president found out the same way as most of us–via the media. “Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades,” McCarthy tweeted Thursday night. I think that issue has already been addressed. “I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice. House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable”. Wrong again, Cave-in. People who believe in the law support the indictment. People who condone traitors in the White House–I’m looking you square in the eyes, McCarthy!–are the criminal facilitators. And if you think anyone is taking your threats seriously, Kevin, they aren’t!
    • Ron “Adolf” DeSantis, Florida despot and erstwhile rival for the GOP presidential nomination, has vowed to pardon the Donald should he win the White House–as if there aren’t enough reasons not to vote for this Fascist.
    • Then there’s GOP senator, John Barrasso of Wyoming, who put out a statement Friday, saying, “This indictment certainly looks like an unequal application of justice”. And how is that? Did anyone else remove classified documents and refuse to return them?
    • Senator Steve Daines of Montana, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, in a classic case of whataboutism for which the GOP has become famous, tweeted “The two standards of justice under Biden’s DOJ is appalling. When will Hunter Biden be charged”? They must make them pretty stupid in Montana–Hunter Biden is not and has never been a federal employee. Or would you like to examine the criminal behavior of Trump family members who were employees, such as Donald Jr, Eric, Jared Kushner, and, of course, Trump’s daughter and rumored mistress, Ivanka?
    • Right-wing wackadoodle Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona added “We ought to defund and dismantle the DOJ”, obviously forgetting how certain of his fellow hypocrites went nuclear when some people called on states to “defund the police”.
    • And finally, this gem: “It is time for Congress to rein in the FBI and DOJ, and impeach President Biden, Attorney General Garland, and Director Wray,” Georgia Republican Rep. Mike Collins said in a statement. Uh, Mike, where in the Constitution that you Trumptards so selectively worship does it say that handing down a criminal indictment voted on by a grand jury is an impeachable offense? Have you been dating Marjorie Traitor Greene?

    We must be vigilant. Trump exhorted his followers to try and take over the government in 2021, and that was over an election loss. Now that he’s facing the real possibility of spending the rest of his life in a federal prison, there’s no telling what he–aided by his Congressional enablers–might try to do. And if thy try, the response from the government should be swift, overwhelming, and if necessary, lethal.

    Make no mistake, the Republican Party wants civil war. That cannot be permitted.

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