Military plans, nuclear programs and strategies in case of attack. By bringing hundreds of classified documents from the White House to Mar-a-Lago, where they were exposed to a continuous coming and going as if they were objects of any other move, Donald Trump has put the United States at risk and violated American laws. This is the heavy conclusion of special prosecutor Jack Smith who indicted the tycoon with 37 counts as part of the investigation into the secret papers of Mar-a-Lago and now calls for a "quick" trial for the first former American president to face federal charges and risk arrest even if he were to return to the White House.
The news of the second indictment in a few months, after that for the case of payments to star Stormy Daniels, was anticipated Thursday evening by Trump himself on his social media Truth announcing that he had been summoned for next Tuesday in a Miami court. "This is a dark day for America. We are a country in serious and rapid decline," he attacked from his Bedminster bunker. Almost 24 hours and dozens of speculations of media and analysts after the Department of Justice released the indictments against the former president. "The violation of military secrets has put the United States in danger," the prosecutor said in a brief statement.
Among the classified papers seized by the FBI last August 8, in fact, there are plans of the Pentagon against evetnuali attacks, lists of weapons and defense strategies, information on the weaknesses of the United States and even cards on the nuclear capabilities not only of America but also of foreign countries. In all, 102 files - 27 found in Trump's office, 75 in the warehouse - with a classification ranging from "top secret" to confidential". Not only that, from the accusations it emerges that the boxes with the secret documents were stored in a way to say the least imprudent, hidden inside a shower, in a bedroom and even in the ballroom of Mar-a-Lago where dozens of receptions were held.
In an almost incredible photo you can see the containers stacked on the stage of the White and Gold Ballroom from January to March 15, 2021, and then moved by the former president himself with the assistant Wal Nauta, also indicted. "Jack Smith is a freak and a hater of mine," Trump attacked after the indictment was published. The tycoon, who in these hours has liquidated his lawyers Jim Trusty and John Rowley and has decided to be represented by two other local firms, announced that on Tuesday in Florida he will declare himself innocent. In the courtroom he will face Judge Aileen Cannon, appointed by himself, then president, in 2019. It was she who decided last year to postpone the FBI search in Florida, a sentence that was later overturned, and she will set a date for the trial. Also in this case his sentence can be challenged by further lengthening the time of the proceedings, as Trump's lawyers would like who will try at all costs to avoid a trial before the presidential elections of November 2024. But the special prosecutor said he would ask for a trial "swiftly respecting the public interest and the rights of the accused."