Former President Donald Trump is facing 37 charges over the handling of classified government records, according to the federal indictment document unsealed earlier Friday. Thirty-one of those counts accuse Trump of willful retention of national defense information. Trump and his aide, Walt Nauta, each also face a count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. This goes back to the raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, and the appointment of special counsel Jack Smith to investigate the classified documents scandal. Trump is set to appear in federal court in Miami on June 13.
In this episode of Crossroads, we’ll discuss the charges, the reaction to them, and what it all means for the United States politically.