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Trump Pleads Not Guilty to 37 Charges Before Telling Supporters “They’re Coming After You”

HeadlineJun 14, 2023

Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 felony charges around his handling of classified documents, after surrendering to federal authorities in Miami Tuesday. The counts include violations of the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice. Special counsel Jack Smith observed proceedings in the courtroom. Outside the federal courthouse, Trump supporters gathered in what the media largely described as a circus. Trump’s aide Walt Nauta, who was also charged, appeared before the judge but did not enter a plea because he does not have a Florida lawyer. After his arraignment, Trump stopped at a Cuban restaurant in Little Havana and took photos with fans, before flying to his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, where he railed against the charges as he hosted a fundraiser for his presidential campaign.

Donald Trump: “They want to take away my freedom, because I will never let them take away your freedom. It’s very simple. They want to silence me, because I will never let them silence you. They want you silent. And I am the only one that can save this nation, because you know they’re not coming after me. They’re coming after you.”

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