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Trump pleads not guilty to classified documents charges

By Shayna Jacobs, David Ovalle, Devlin Barrett and Perry Stein

13 Jun 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. Donald Trump pleads not guilty to federal charges of keeping and hiding top secret documents in his Florida home.

MIAMI — Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he broke the law dozens of times by keeping and hiding top-secret documents in his Florida home — the first hearing in a historic court case that could alter the country’s political and legal landscape.

“We most certainly enter a plea of not guilty,” Trump’s lawyer Todd Blanche said at the arraignment in a small but packed courtroom, where Trump sat at the defense table scowling and with his arms folded for much of the hearing.

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