DONALD Trump says he has been charged again, this time for misusing classified documents at his Florida estate.
The case centers on sensitive materials that the former president allegedly brought to Mar-a-Lago without proper authorization.
Trump’s legal team was notified Thursday by President Joe Biden’s administration, the former president said in one of several Truth Social posts about the charge.
“The corrupt Biden administration has notified my attorneys that I have been charged, apparently on the Boxes hoax,” he wrote.
He said he was summoned in federal court in Miami at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The former president is reportedly facing at least seven charges, including willfully concealing national defense secrets in violation of the Espionage Act, making false statements and conspiring to obstruct justice New York Times reported.
The indictment makes him the first former president in US history to face federal indictment.
“I never thought that something like this could happen to a former President of the United States,” Trump said raged after telling his followers about his recent legal troubles.
He posted one Video He maintained his innocence and described the latest indictment as “election interference at the highest level”.
Repeating previous “joke” claims, he said: “There has never been anything like what happened, I’m an innocent man.”
The news came after Trump was indicted in New York over an alleged hush money scheme on 34 counts.
He is accused of paying off porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to cover up extramarital affairs.
Trump pleaded not guilty in April.
The former president is also under investigation in Atlanta and Washington DC, which could lead to further charges.
On Thursday, Trump proposed to Biden over the unauthorized classified documents allegedly found on his properties.
“Joe Biden has 1,850 boxes at the University of Delaware, more boxes in Chinatown, DC, and even more boxes at the University of Pennsylvania,” the former president said called.
Trump added that Biden has “documents strewn all over the floor of his garage where he parks his Corvette, which is ‘secured’ only by a garage door, which is paper thin and is open most of the time.”
It’s not yet clear what immediate or long-term consequences the charges will have for Trump.
The indictment came after a months-long investigation by Special Counsel Jack Smith Associated Press reported.
He was investigating whether Trump kept hundreds of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, about 70 miles north of Miami.
The former president has also been accused of obstructing government efforts to recover the classified materials.
Trump is said to have taken about 300 documents with him after leaving the White House. About 100 people were recovered in a raid in August.
The Justice Department declined to comment on the new charges.
It’s the latest hurdle in Trump’s attempts to win back the White House in 2024.
His challengers include former Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Trump’s campaign team said Thursday, “This is un-American and wrong.”
“President Trump has not broken any laws and is subject to different legal standards than other former presidents and vice presidents.”
“We are confident that no matter how depraved the executive branch has become, the American justice system is resilient and will dismiss this case outright. If not, our cherished Constitution is in serious trouble.”
“President Trump will fight this unconstitutional abuse of power until he is finally rehabilitated. He will never stop fighting for the American people and he will continue to work to restore the greatness of the United States of America.”