The latest news in the investigation of Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents
- Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with his mishandling of more than 100 classified documents, two sources confirmed to NBC News.
- Trump, who first revealed the news earlier Thursday in a post on his Truth Social platform, faces seven counts, according to his lawyer and another source. The New York Times reported that the charges include conspiracy to obstruct, willful retention of documents and false statements, citing “people familiar with the indictment.”
- A federal grand jury in Florida has been meeting in special counsel Jack Smith‘s investigation of Trump’s handling of classified documents, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
- The Florida grand jury is separate from a panel that was convened in Washington, D.C.
- The investigation began last year when the National Archives alerted the FBI that government documents Trump had returned after having been out of office for about a year included 184 that were marked classified. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.