WASHINGTON – Former US President Donald Trump was held at US court to face criminal charges in a case related to keeping national security documents.
It was the second courtroom visit for the Republican Party leader in recent times while the outspoken politician pleaded not guilty to charges. Criminal proceedings usually start with an arrest. The 77-year-old surrendered before cops at US Courthouse in Miami, on 37 federal charges related to his alleged illegal holding of documents related to national defense.
The indictment comes days after a federal grand jury indicted Trump for retention of national defence documents, plot to hinder justice, withholding a document or record, dishonestly hiding document or record, concealing a document in a federal probe, and false statements.
The serious charges carry a maximum sentence ranging from five years to 20 years, and the total sentence, is said to be in decades.
During the court proceedings, Trump supporters flocked to the courthouse while officials braced for charged members and were even prepared to deal with violent protests.
Earlier this year, the ex-president was arraigned in court on criminal charges related to hush money paid to the adult film star Stormy Daniels. The seasoned politician denied all charges and proclaimed his innocence and openly named the incumbent administration for targeting him.
Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.
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