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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by ABCNews.GO.com:
Federal prosecutors unsealed the indictment Friday against former President Donald Trump and one of his aides in connection with his handling of government documents.
The former president was hit with 37 charges including conspiracy to obstruct justice and scheme to conceal while his aide Walt Nauta was indicted on six charges, including conspiracy to obstruct justice and false statements and representations.
READ THE ENTIRE 49-PAGE INDICTMENT BELOW:
Photos of the documents found at Mar-a-Lago have been released, and are being shared on social media:
Photos contained in former Pres. Trump’s unsealed indictment capture how classified documents were allegedly stored after his presidency was over and he left the White House. https://t.co/jfEHF7j9tm
— ABC News (@ABC) June 9, 2023
Trump supporter Rogan O’Handley also shared the photos, along with the following statement, as he called the photos a blatant smear by the DOJ:
These photos were included in the DOJ indictment to allege President Trump was “careless” with his documents. First of all, where are the pictures of Joe Biden’s garage and Hillary’s home email server?
But more importantly, Mar a Lago is a locked down fortress. They have armed Secret Service at the entrance checking IDs, only club members and their guests are allowed, there are security cameras everywhere, and agents are stationed at almost every corner where people are allowed to go (which is less than 10% of the entire property).
If President Trump is in the area, the Secret Service presence increases drastically. No pictures are allowed anywhere on the premises by guests and that policy is strictly enforced. You can’t use the wrong bathroom without a Secret Service agent stopping you.
These photographs clearly show either a) documents in transit to secure locations or b) their place in a secure closet. You can’t find a gum wrapper out of place in Mar a Lago, never mind boxes of documents strewn about. These photos are a blatant smear by the DOJ.
These photos were included in the DOJ indictment to allege President Trump was “careless” with his documents
First of all, where are the pictures of Joe Biden’s garage and Hillary’s home email server?
But more importantly, Mar a Lago is a locked down fortress
They have armed… pic.twitter.com/vwwam07lwK
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) June 9, 2023
Two more. pic.twitter.com/cIhksPlIgw
— Arden Farhi (@ArdenFarhi) June 9, 2023
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) June 9, 2023
One Twitter user fired back by posting a photo of boxes of classified documents found in Joe Biden’s garage:
Now let’s do these boxes!! pic.twitter.com/qPuflWmwn9
— Poll_Master (@Poll_Master_7) June 9, 2023
Another Twitter user re-posted a video from July 5, 2016, when then-FBI director James Comey addressed Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.
In his statement, Comey said:
Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.
Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.
In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts.
Biden had classified documents for more than 6 years,
Trump for less than 24 months
#Trump was the President when he legally obtained the documents,
Biden was the Vice-President, Trump had the documents safe in the Mar-a-Lago House, Biden had them lying in his garage and on… pic.twitter.com/6J03kY0C1S
— Real Hamlet Garcia (@Hamletgarcia17) June 9, 2023
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