After his indictment, Donald Trump chastises the American judicial system

Donald Trump chastised the American judicial system on Saturday, June 10, according to him “corrupt”during his first public address since his indictment the day before by federal justice.

He is the subject of thirty-seven charges for having taken away thousands of documents, some of which were confidential, when he left the White House. He should have entrusted them to the National Archives. He has refused to return most of them despite requests from the FBI. This federal charge is unprecedented for a former American president.

Donald Trump, who repeats he is the victim of a political cabal, attended two Republican conventions in the southeastern United States, first in Georgia then in North Carolina, angering what he called an unfair legal attack on him. “You’re dealing with crazy people”said the former president of Greensboro, North Carolina. “The baseless charge against me by the Biden government’s instrumental injustice ministry will rank among the most horrific abuses of power in our country’s history.”he threw.

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Earlier in Columbus, Georgia, Donald Trump told the crowd that he was the subject of lawsuits due to his candidacy for a second term in the White House. “That’s why they do it, if you weren’t [candidat à un nouveau mandat présidentiel], there would be no witch hunts, there would be no indictments”claimed.

Both rallies took place just three days before his federal court appearance in Miami, Florida. He is accused of endangering US national security by keeping classified documents, including military and nuclear secrets, when he left the White House. He had already been sued in April by the New York state justice for accounting fraud.

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The indictment, released Friday, includes 37 counts, including “illegal retention of national security information”, “obstruction of justice” AND “false testimony”. Donald Trump has already reacted to his indictment announcement in a series of posts on his network, Truth Social, as well as in a video statement posted on Twitter. He describes it as “disturb” the special prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Jack Smith, and denounces electoral meddling allegedly orchestrated by his rival Joe Biden. The latter announced that he has n “not spoken” to his Attorney General about this.

“They attack me, because we are again ahead of Biden in the polls, by a lot”assured Donald Trump, despite the fact that opinion polls do not show a clear advantage at this stage.

The Republican camp has thus far generally closed ranks around Donald Trump. Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy, whose relationship with the tumultuous billionaire has not always been good, said the former president’s indictment marked a “dark day” for the United States. And Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, his main opponent for the Republican nomination, has joined complaints about an alleged Justice Department “instrumentalized”.

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The world with AFP