President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty in a Miami federal courthouse on Tuesday afternoon following his official arraignment on 37 charges related to the ongoing federal probe into his handling of so-called classified documents.
According to the Washington Post, Trump lawyer Todd Blanche told the court, “We most certainly enter a plea of not guilty.”
A 38th charge in Trump’s indictment charges aide Walt Nauta with allegedly making false statements and representations in the classified documents situation.
As previously reported by RSBN, 31 of Trump’s 37 charges are related to the Espionage Act.
On Tuesday, the eyes of the world were on Miami as Trump’s motorcade carved a path through the Florida streets toward his arraignment, which marks the second time in just two months that he has been arraigned. In April, the president was arraigned on 34 counts of allegedly “falsifying” business records in the Manhattan criminal court, after a grand jury voted to indict him.
The federal investigation against Trump is being spearheaded by Special Counsel Jack Smith, who was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
A Tuesday statement from MAGA Inc., slammed Smith’s team of prosecutors, singling out Karen Gilbert, whom they alleged resigned from her position at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida for “alleged misconduct, which prompted an apology at the time from the DOJ,” according to a report from Fox News.
“Federal Election Commission records also show that Gilbert has donated over $2,000 to the former campaigns of President Biden and former President Barack Obama,” the statement added, via Fox.