Donald Trump could face 400 years in jail
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The Former President of the US could be sentenced to hundreds of years in jail after 37 charges were brought against him by the Justice Department.
Donald Trump is set to make his first public appearance since the federal indictment, with plans to speak to Republican voters in North Carolina and Georgia on Saturday (10 June).
Hoping to rally up some support for this upcoming 2024 GOP running, could he be looking to deny his current charges and search for mass supporters to back him up?
This all comes after the indictment was unsealed which charges him with 37 felony counts in connection to hoarding classified documents.
The indictment accuses Trump of going against the Justice Department’s demands to return classified documents, with him allegedly even enlisting the help of others in order to hide the records.
The Independent reported that Trump even told his lawyers that 'he wanted to defy a subpoena for the materials stored at his estate'.
Now, the former President is coming up against allegations included in the indictment that he stored these documents in unsafe areas such as in a ballroom and bathroom at his resort, as well as other places.
Though he is currently a first-time offender, he could potentially be charged up to 20 years in prison per the most serious of charges, which racks up a hefty 400 plus years and a $9.25 million fine if charged to the maximum.
The federal charging document states that Trump intentionally possessed classified documents and recklessly showed them off to those visiting his estate.
But it seems as though Trump’s words have come back to haunt him as the whole indictment is supposedly built on Trump’s own words and actions such as recounted by lawyers, close aides and other witnesses.
With 37 counts being held against him, some pertaining to conspiracy, obstruction and false statements, the former President could be in prison for a very long time.
Regardless of his criminal woes, Trump will be pushing forward with his planned speeches to his supporters as the Republicans’ 2024 presidential candidate, though, he won’t be going up on stage alone.
Joined by former Vice President Mike Pence, this will be the first time the political duo will have appeared at the same venue.
Even though Trump has some major hot water at his feet with the indictment, he continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary with a lot of public support for this candidacy and it doesn’t seem to be dipping his popularity.
Trump is now due to make his first federal court appearance on Tuesday (13 June) in Miami alongside personal aide Walt Nauta.
Though, Trump’s popularity among Republican voters might show how little people care about the federal indictment, even though he was also charged three months ago in New York for paying out ‘hush money’ to a porn star during his 2016 campaign.