Donald Trump has arrived in Miami for a historic federal court appearance on charges he stole classified information and led to blocking efforts to get it back.
He landed on a private jet Monday afternoon, a day before his first appearance before a judge.
Supporters gathered outside one of his golf clubs, where he will spend the night.
Mr Trump Facing 37 felony charges Documents found at his Florida home, along with charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements.
Pictures released by the Ministry of Justice released its indictment Showcases boxes of papers stacked at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, including bathrooms.
Prosecutors said some of the documents contained details about nuclear weapons programs, potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies, and plans for retaliatory military strikes.
About 13,000 documents were seized in a raid on the property nearly a year ago. One hundred of them were marked as classified.
prosecutor said Mr TrumpHe endangered national security by hoarding documents during his presidency – charges under the Espionage Act could carry up to 20 years in prison.
It was the first federal indictment against a former president, but Mr Trump claims he was persecuted to prevent him from becoming president again in 2024.
However, any trial may not begin until after the November election.
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“I hope the whole country pays attention to what the radical left is doing to America,” he wrote on his Truth Social website before boarding the plane.
Miami’s police chief said he expected as many as 50,000 people to take to the streets during Tuesday’s hearing, and downtown roads could be closed if necessary.
Security personnel and federal officials were stationed outside the Wilkie D. Ferguson federal courthouse on Monday, and a dozen media tents had been set up.
Mr Trump, who turns 77 this week, also due to go to trial in march Separately alleging that he falsified business records to conceal damaging information and illegal activities.