After the former president’s detention document was posted online, social media users noticed a rather significant error.
Trump’s counsel entered a “not guilty” plea on his behalf in federal court on Tuesday. Trump was granted unrestricted pre-trial parole, with the exception of a prohibition on contacting witnesses.
Special Counsel Jack Smith has filed 37 charges against Trump relating to his management of classified documents. Trump, President Joe Biden’s chief opponent in next year’s presidential election, could face decades in prison if proven guilty on all charges.
However, it appears that Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman, who supervised Trump’s arraignment, entered the incorrect date on the arrest document.
Does anyone notice that it looks like the date is incorrect on the document? It looks like the handwritten date says JULY 13, 2023 instead of JUNE 13, 2023.
— David (@Metsfan281) June 14, 2023
Several Twitter users observed that the signature date appears to be 13 July 2023, as opposed to Trump’s actual court date of 13 June.
However, Newsweek explained that the document is readily editable.
“Mistakes such as the incorrect signing of a date in a document are known as a clerical error and normally easily amended. Under Florida state law, the court can correct such clerical errors at any time on its own initiative, or on the motion of any party,” the outlet reported.
At least twice, according to the indictment, Trump allegedly showed classified documents to multiple individuals who lacked the required security clearances. The DOJ claims that both incidents occurred at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
CNN received information regarding one of the alleged instances.
CNN reported on June 2 that federal prosecutors “obtained an audio recording of a summer 2021 meeting in which former President Donald Trump admits he kept a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran,” contradicting his claim that he declassified everything.
The charges “include willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, a scheme to conceal, and false statements and representations,” ABC News reported.
“Maximum sentences for the respective charges, per their statutes, range from five up to 20 years, although any eventual sentence should Trump be convicted would likely be much lower,” the outlet added.
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