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Trump’s 37-count federal indictment: Major bombshells in the unsealed document

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A bombshell court document contains scathing allegations against former President Donald Trump, who has been indicted on 37 counts of alleged federal crimes related to his mishandling of classified documents he kept in bathrooms, ballrooms and other corners of his Mar-a-Lago estate.

According to the indictment, Trump allegedly ordered his lawyers to withhold information from the Justice Department, suggesting that they “rip out” harmful classified documents.

It also reveals a bombshell recounting a conversation in which Trump showed members of his staff a highly sensitive military “plan of attack” document given to the former president by a senior military official.

The indictment goes on to allege Trump asked his closest aide to lie, admitted that some of the documents in his possession were in fact not declassified and more. The former president is due in federal court next week in the case, which special counsel Jack Smith says will move quickly to a “speedy trial.”

DailyMail.com breaks down some of the most startling revelations included in the unsealed document.

Trump “stored his boxes containing classified documents .. in a ballroom, bathroom and shower, office space, his bedroom and a storage room”, according to the indictment which contains images

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‘Isn’t it better if there are no documents’

“I don’t want anyone looking, I don’t want anyone looking in my boxes, I really don’t want, I don’t want you looking in my boxes,” says a conversation Trump included in the post. ‘indictment.

“Well, what if we, what if we don’t respond at all or play ball with them?” Trump reportedly said, referring to the Department of Justice.

“Wouldn’t it be better if we just told them we don’t have anything here?” Trump would have continued according to the document.

‘Well, it’s no better if there are no documents.’

Details of a highly classified military “plan of attack”

According to the indictment, Trump shared a military ‘plan of attack’ with aides and an outside writer and editor in July 2021, all of whom did not hold security clearances at the time, and though they know it shouldn’t be made public.

‘Look what I found it was [the Senior Military Official’s] plan of attack, read it and just show…it’s interesting,’ Trump said according to the court document.

“I will show you an example. He said I wanted to attack [Country A]. Isn’t it amazing? I have a big stack of papers, this thing just happened. Listen – It was him. They presented me with this – it’s unofficial, but – they presented me with this. It was him,” the indictment reads.

“It totally wins my case, you know,” he continued.

He also admitted that the document he was showing was “highly confidential”.

“See, as president, I could have declassified it,” Trump continued.

“Now I can’t, you know, but it’s still a secret,” the former president admitted.

The indictment also states that in September 2021 at the Bedminster Club, Trump showed “a representative of his political action committee who did not possess a security clearance a classified card related to a military operation and told the representative that he should not show it to the representative.’

He also said the PAC representative should “not get too close”.

“If there’s something really bad in there, rip it out”

The indictment contains a passage recounting a conversation between Trump and one of his lawyers during which he apparently asked him to discard the “wrong” documents.

According to the indictment, Trump “made a funny move like – well, why don’t you take them with you to your hotel room and if there’s something really bad there- in it, like, you know, rip it out”.

“And that’s the motion he made. He didn’t say that,’ the lawyer reportedly said in the account of the conversation.

Trump suggested his lawyers ‘hide or destroy’ documents

According to the court document, Trump strongly suggested that his lawyers “hide or destroy the documents” requested by the Florida grand jury to appear for information in March 2022.

Prosecutors write in the indictment that the former president told his attorneys to tell the DOJ they “did not have” the specific documents detailed in the subpoena.

Documents on key allies, including the UK, spilled onto the bathroom floor

According to the indictment, alleged Trump co-conspirator Nauta sent another Trump staffer a photo of documents containing classified information that were strewn on a bathroom floor.

“I opened the door and found this,” including two photographs of the spilled documents, at least one of which contained classified documents.

The indictment says the specific documents were related to intelligence between the “five eyes” countries.

These countries represent an “intelligence sharing alliance” between the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Papers stacked by a toilet in the ballroom bathroom

Trump has stored boxes of classified documents all around his Mar-a-Lago home.

He “stored his boxes containing classified documents .. in a ballroom, bathroom and shower, office space, his bedroom and a storage room”, according to the indictment which contains photos .

‘From January to March 15, 2021, some of Trump’s boxes were stored in the White and Gold Ballroom at the Mar-a-Lago Club, in which events and gatherings were held. Trump’s boxes were for some time stacked on the ballroom stage,’ the indictment states.

11 documents were marked “Top Secret”

According to the indictment, FBI agents seized a total of 75 documents from Mar-a-Lago last August.

There were 11 marked “Top Secret”, 36 marked “Secret” and 28 marked “Confidential”.

Document on “nuclear capability” found

One of the most secret documents from June 2020 contained information “relating to the nuclear capabilities of a foreign country”, according to the indictment.

Trump aide lied to FBI about moving boxes

The indictment says Trump’s White House aide Walt Nauta falsely told the FBI in a May 2022 interview that he was unaware of Trump’s boxes of classified documents.

When asked directly if he knew where Trump’s boxes were stored, Nauta replied, “I wish, I wish I could tell you.” I don’t know. I don’t know – honestly, I just don’t know.

The indictment goes on to state that Nauta removed “approximately 64 boxes” from the storage room at Trump’s residence.

The indictment says Trump's White House aide Walt Nauta falsely told the FBI in a May 2022 interview that he was unaware of Trump's boxes of classified documents.

The indictment says Trump’s White House aide Walt Nauta falsely told the FBI in a May 2022 interview that he was unaware of Trump’s boxes of classified documents.

Special Counsel Jack Smith said Friday that the case against Trump will quickly go through a

Special Counsel Jack Smith said on Friday the case against Trump would move quickly through a “speedy trial.”

Nauta “actually knew that the Pine Hall box was from the storage room because Nauta himself, with the help of Trump Employee 2, had moved the boxes from the storage room to Pine Hall,” the report says. indictment.

“Nauta had observed the inmates and moved them to various locations within the Mar-a-Lago Club,” he continues.

Prosecutors refer him to Trump’s previous statements on transparency

Prosecutors write that in August 2016, while on the campaign trail, Trump said, “In my administration, I will enforce all laws regarding the protection of classified information.”

He made another similar statement in September 2016, saying “we can’t have someone in the Oval Office who doesn’t understand the meaning of confidential or classified.”

Former President Trump faces 31 counts related to withholding national defense information, five counts of concealing possession of classified documents and two counts – one of which includes his assistant Nauta – false statements to the FBI.

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