Washington: Former US President Donald Trump is facing 37 cases in the Mar-a-Lago documents case. According to the non-sealed indictment released on Friday, federal prosecutors accused him of illegally possessing top secret files on US nuclear and defense programs.
The Justice Department said that when Trump left the White House in January 2021, he took with him highly classified files from the Pentagon, the CIA, the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies.
According to the indictment filed in federal court in Florida, Trump kept her unprotected at his Mar-a-Lago residence and club in Florida, where he regularly hosted large social events with thousands of guests.
He showed classified documents on U.S. military operations on at least two occasions and showed plans to people who were not allowed to see him at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club.
The indictment said the documents that Trump “took included information about the defense and weapons capabilities of the United States and abroad, America’s nuclear programs, the potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to a military strike, and plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack.”
“Unauthorized disclosure of these classified documents may endanger the national security of the United States,” it said.