Former President Donald Trump disclosed what he termed “exonerating” evidence in his classified documents case just hours before his court appearance in Miami.
In a post on Truth Social, he criticized his 37-count indictment by special counsel Jack Smith over his handling of classified materials, labeling him a “thug” and alleging that the FBI planted evidence when they raided his Mar-a-Lago estate in August.
“This is the Thug, overturned consistently and unanimously in big cases, that Biden and his CORRUPT Injustice Department stuck on me,” Trump wrote in reference to Smith. “He’s a Radical Right Lunatic and Trump Hater, as are all his friends and family, who probably ‘planted’ information in the ‘boxes’ given to them. They taint everything that they touch, including our Country, which is rapidly going to HELL!”
He then added in all caps: “THE GRAND JURY WAS NEVER TOLD ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS ACT OR THE CLINTON SOCKS CASE, BOTH EXONERATING!”
According to reports, police evacuated the area surrounding the Miami courthouse on Tuesday morning due to an explosive threat.
Yasmin Vossoughian of MSNBC reported that reporters were escorted away from the scene shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, after a purported threat call.
The courthouse, according to Vossoughian, is sending bomb-sniffing dogs throughout the building, and there is little information regarding when people will be permitted back inside.
A short time later, new information emerged suggesting that the alleged explosives threat may not have been real. It appears that the “suspicious device” is a television with text on it.
According to reports, the federal judge presiding over the arraignment of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday will not permit cameras, phones, or electronic devices into the Miami courtroom.
“The ban was announced late on Monday by the chief judge for the Southern District of Florida, Cecilia M. Altonaga, as the time of the much-awaited appearance of the former president in court quickly approaches. Trump will be arraigned at a Miami court on Tuesday—an appearance that has posed an issue for many broadcasters and networks on how to cover the historic event,” Newsweek reported.
Altonaga wrote in the order that “beginning on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, all cell phones and/or electronic equipment will be banned from the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse in Miami”
CBS News Congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane wrote on Twitter: “There will be no photos. No video. No audio. And no journalists permitted to communicate to the outside world through phone devices (or thru any other technology) during the first ever federal arraignment of a former US President.”
Trump, who is President Joe Biden’s primary challenger in the 2020 presidential election, could face decades in prison.
At least twice, according to the indictment, Trump is alleged to have shown classified documents to individuals who lacked the necessary security clearances. The DOJ claims that both incidents occurred at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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