Docs were de-classified or ‘mementos’, says Trump lawyer

DONALD Trump’s indictment on federal charges of mishandling secret documents is a politically motivated prosecution based on de-classified files and personal “mementos,” one of the ex-president’s lawyers argued yesterday, days before his scheduled arraignment in a Florida court.

Trump is facing 37 charges, including violations of the Espionage Act, making false statements and conspiracy regarding his mishandling of classified material – the most serious legal jeopardy the rebellious Republican has faced. His arraignment is set for tomorrow, at a federal court in Miami.