President Donald Trump is expected to appear in court in Miami on Tuesday afternoon, surrendering for his second arraignment this year, on the heels of facing 34 felony counts related to “falsifying” business records in Manhattan.
Unsealed indictment paperwork on Friday revealed that the DOJ was bringing 37 charges against the 45th president related to the alleged mishandling of supposedly classified documents that were extracted from his home, Mar-a-Lago, during the FBI’s 2022 raid of his private home. A 38th count in the indictment accused aide Walt Nauta for making “false statements and representations.”
According to The Hill, Trump is facing 31 charges related to the Espionage Act. He has also been accused of conspiring with Nauta, the aide who allegedly moved boxes of documents with the reported intent to hide them.
The indictment accuses Trump of “willful retention of national defense information,” attempting to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, concealing documents in a federal investigation, and make allegedly false statements and representations, among other counts.
According to The New York Times, it is yet unknown if Trump will be fingerprinted and photographed when he appears in Miami on Tuesday. However, if the precedent from his Manhattan arraignment is any indication of how this second arraignment will go, he likely will not be.
Trump has called out the intense investigations in New York and in Florida, writing recently, “The only reason I have these absolutely ridiculous investigations against me, headed up by racists and lunatics and radical left maniacs, is for the purposes of ELECTION INTERFERENCE.”
Trump added on Monday, “Getting ready to head down to Doral in Miami. We must all be STRONG and DEFEAT the Communists, Marxists, and Radical Left Lunatics that are systematically destroying our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”