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Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.


Trump charged in document case

The US Justice Department took the mammoth step Thursday of handing down federal criminal charges against former President Donald Trump. The indictment relates to his alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Florida estate.

This is a huge deal, marking the first time in history that a former US president has been charged with a federal crime.

While the indictment itself has not yet been made public, it's been widely reported that Trump was charged with seven counts, including violating the Espionage Act, making false statements, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

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