Donald Trump, a former US president, described the federal charges against him as “ridiculous and baseless” in his first public appearance following the disclosure of the allegations. Donald Trump campaign speeches
He is charged with keeping confidential documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence in a 37-count indictment that was made public on Friday.
He stated on Saturday that the indictment amounted to “election interference” by the “corrupt” FBI and Justice Department. Donald Trump campaign speeches
Donald Trump said he did nothing wrong.
Hundreds of classified documents, including some on US military and nuclear secrets, have been accused of being handled improperly by Mr Trump.
He was charged with keeping the documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, including in a ballroom and a shower.
The indictment claimed that he attempted to obstruct the investigation into his handling of the documents and lied to investigators.
It is the first time a former US president has ever been charged with a crime.
Mr Trump said the following during a speech on Saturday at the Republican Party convention in Georgia: “They’re cheating, they’re crooked, they’re corrupt—these criminals cannot be rewarded; they must be defeated.”
He made light of the fact that every time he flies over a “blue state,” or a state governed by Democrats, he receives a subpoena.
The indictment was referred to as a “hoax” by the “corrupt political establishment,” a “joke,” and a “travesty” by Mr Trump, who is running for president again in 2024. Donald Trump campaign speeches
It took more than an hour for the speech to end.
He began by expressing gratitude to the “record crowd” and the “patriots” from Georgia who had supported his presidential campaign before criticizing the “sinister forces” in charge of the nation.
“We’re going to challenge the ruling political class.” Chants of “USA, USA” were started after he said, “And we’re going to finish the job we started, the most successful presidency.” USA” breaking out in the crowd.
He declared, “I will never yield, I will never be dissuaded,” before focusing on the groups he claimed were preparing an attack on him. Charges against Donald Trump
Marxists, communists, “environmental extremists,” Rinos (Republicans in Name Only), “open border fanatics,” and “radical left Democrats” were among those mentioned.
He argued that the extremely sensitive documents should have been covered by the Presidential Records Act rather than the Espionage Act, citing the indictment.
The Presidential Records Act mandates that, after an administration is over, White House records be transferred to the National Archives. Such files must be stored in compliance with regulations.
He also said “gun-toting FBI agents” had raided Mar-a-Lago.
We have one set of laws in this country, and they apply to everyone, says special counsel Jack Smith, who oversaw the investigation. Smith has denied that the accusations are politically motivated.
He has stated that laws protecting information related to national defence are crucial and must be upheld.
Mr Trump was speaking at a Republican Party convention in Columbus, Georgia, before moving on to another Republican Party event in Greensboro, North Carolina, as excitement for the 2024 election begins to grow.
Right now, he is the favourite to win the Republican nomination in 2024.
Although the two are not anticipated to meet, his former vice president Mike Pence, who this week harshly criticised his former boss when announcing his bid for the presidency, spoke earlier at the North Carolina event.
Georgia, where Mr Trump narrowly lost to current President Joe Biden in 2020, is likely to be a key battleground in the race for the White House. Georgia may also be the site of additional legal trouble for the former president. Charges against Donald Trump
When Mr Trump asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the precise number of votes he needed to flip the vote in his favour, state officials are now investigating whether he broke the law. all of this news information was collected from BBC news