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T-Day: Trump to face court charged with hoarding top-secret government documents

Today’s court appearance is also unfolding against the backdrop of potential protests and unrest

  • June 13, 2023
Donald Trump, former US President: “They’re using this because they can’t win the election fairly and squarely”. Picture: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Donald Trump is set to make his first court appearance on charges of hoarding top secret government documents, boastfully displaying them to visitors and trying to hide them from investigators who demanded them back.

Trump approached his Miami court date with characteristic bravado, insisting that he has done nothing wrong and was being persecuted for political purposes.

But the gravity of the moment is unmistakable as he answers to 37 felony counts that accuse him ...