(GoRealNewsNow.com) – The leading Democrats in both the Senate and House requested that everyone, regardless of whether they support or oppose former President Donald Trump, allow the legal proceedings against him regarding classified documents to unfold calmly and without disruption in court.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries from New York issued a statement together. This followed a judge making public a groundbreaking indictment against Trump by special counsel Jack Smith. The indictment includes 37 criminal charges against the former president.
Their joint message stated, “No one is above the law — including Donald Trump. The charges against him must now go through the legal system, free from outside political or biased influence.”
The New York Democrats also advised all of Trump’s supporters and opponents to allow the case to proceed peacefully in court.
Trump, who is the leading Republican presidential candidate for 2024, is facing 31 charges for intentionally withholding national defense information, which is a violation under the Espionage Act.
Additional charges include conspiracy to hinder justice, improper hiding of a document or record, concealing a document related to a federal investigation, and making false statements and representations.
Most of the charges are related to classified documents that Trump is accused of bringing and storing at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida after he left office in January 2021.
Trump had previously alerted the public about the upcoming indictment in a statement on Thursday night. He told his followers on Truth Social that he had been notified about it and had been commanded to present himself at the federal court in Miami on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
The Miami Herald has reported that the Miami Police Department is now gearing up for a flood of media attention, possible protests, and major traffic issues near the downtown courthouse on that day.
On his end, Trump continues to vehemently assert his innocence in the case, referring to the Presidential Records Act. On Truth Social, Trump wrote, “Nobody said I wasn’t allowed to look at the personal records that I brought with me from the White House. There’s nothing wrong with that. … Under the Presidential Records Act, I’m allowed to do all this.”
No one is above the law—including Donald Trump.
This indictment must now play out through the legal process, without any outside political or ideological interference.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 9, 2023