Donald Trump has reportedly been indicted on seven federal criminal charges in connection with his handling of classified materials after he left the White House, CNBC reported.
Trump himself announced the indictment on Truth Social, saying he has been summoned to appear in court in Miami on Tuesday.
NBC News soon after confirmed the indictment, which is the second time in recent months that Trump has been criminally charged. He was first indicted by a New York state grand jury in March on charges of falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment to a porn star in 2016.
Trump, who is seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, is the only U.S. president, former or otherwise, ever to be criminally charged.
“I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States,” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Thursday.
“I AM AN INNOCENT MAN! This is indeed a DARK DAY for the United States of America,” he wrote.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach was raided by the FBI in August looking for the documents and hundreds marked classified.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is ‘secured’ by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time,” Trump wrote.
Read the full report over at CNBC.
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