New York prepares for former President Donald Trump's historic hearing (Reuters)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been informed that he faces a criminal investigation into the classified documents he seized after leaving the White House, US media reported on Thursday. The fact that federal investigators informed him of the investigation suggests he may soon face prosecution. Trump is already on trial in another case, all while he is running for the Republican nomination in the election.
The Justice Department has been investigating the transfer of documents to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida since last year. As part of the investigation, FBI agents raided the mansion last August and found 11,<> documents, about <> of which were classified. Some of them were at the level of top-secret classification.
FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., April 27, 2023. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo (Photo: Reuters)
Trump denied being informed of his intention to prosecute him. Asked by The New York Times if he had been told he was the target of a federal investigation, he replied that "you have to understand" that he had not been in direct contact with prosecutors. According to the media that reported on the letter sent to the former president, although it is likely that he will eventually face trial, there is no certainty.
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