The former US president is notably charged with the counts of “withholding information relating to national security” and “obstructing justice”.
Donald Trump faces 37 charges, including ‘withholding national security information’ and ‘obstructing justice’ in White House records case, according to indictment public on Friday.
The former Republican president, who had taken boxes of files when leaving Washington, is also accused of perjury and of having agreed with his assistant Walt Nauta to conceal documents requested by the federal police.
Nuclear secrets among the documents
Among the illegally kept documents are US nuclear secrets, according to the indictment.
“The classified documents that Trump kept in boxes included information on the defense capabilities of the United States and foreign countries” and “on the nuclear programs” American, according to this document. Their potential “dissemination would have endangered the national security of the United States”, add the prosecutors.
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Source: BFM TV