A suspicious device was discovered on Tuesday outside the federal courthouse in Miami where former President Donald Trump is scheduled to be arraigned over 37 felony charges relating to how he handled classified documents. An all-clear was issued roughly an hour after the investigation started.
City of Miami Police officers responded to the scene to investigate a large television with protruding wires that was tied to a pole outside the building.
“Update: bomb squad responding to sidewalk in front of the federal courthouse in #Miami @wsvn,” local reporter Nicole Linsalata tweeted.
The Department of Justice’s indictment against Donald Trump was unsealed on Friday, revealing the former president is facing 37 felony charges. The 49-page indictment states that Trump’s charges include willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, corruptly concealing documents or records, and making false statements.
The Justice Department alleges that Trump mishandled classified records “regarding defense and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign countries; United States nuclear programs; potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military attack; and plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack” by removing them from the White House in January 2021.
On Monday, one day before his scheduled arraignment, Trump vowed to “go after the most corrupt president in the history of the USA, Joe Biden,” as well as “the entire Biden crime family” and others if he is reelected to the White House.
“NOW THAT THE “SEAL” IS BROKEN, IN ADDITION TO CLOSING THE BORDER & REMOVING ALL OF THE “CRIMINAL” ELEMENTS THAT HAVE ILLEGALLY INVADED OUR COUNTRY, MAKING AMERICA ENERGY INDEPENDENT, & EVEN DOMINANT AGAIN, & IMMEDIATELY ENDING THE WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA & UKRAINE, I WILL APPOINT A REAL SPECIAL “PROSECUTOR” TO GO AFTER THE MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE USA, JOE BIDEN, THE ENTIRE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY, & ALL OTHERS INVOLVED WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ELECTIONS, BORDERS, & COUNTRY ITSELF!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
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