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Trump charged with seeking to delete security footage in documents case

By Devlin Barrett

28 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. Additional charges have been brought against former President Donald Trump, accusing him of hoarding and hiding classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence. This brings the total number of federal charges against Trump to 40.

Prosecutors announced additional charges against Donald Trump on Thursday in his alleged hoarding and hiding of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, accusing the former president and a newly indicted aide of trying to keep security camera footage from being reviewed by investigators and bringing the number of total federal charges against Trump to 40.

Trump already faced 31 counts of illegally retaining national defense information, but federal prosecutors led by special counsel Jack Smith have added a 32nd to the list. That count centers on a now-infamous conversation Trump allegedly had at his golf club and summer residence in Bedminster, N.J., in July 2021, focused on what has been described by others as a secret military document concerning Iran.

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