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The Latest on Former President Donald Trump’s Indictment on Federal Charges

Discussing the former President’s unprecedented charges and what it means for our country.


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Former President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up before boarding his personal plane at Miami International Airport, Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in Miami. Trump appeared in federal court Tuesday on dozens of felony charges accusing him of illegally hoarding classified documents and thwarting the Justice Department’s efforts to get the records back.


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Today, June 13, 2023, former President Donald Trump was arraigned in a federal court on charges related to the classified documents found at his Florida Mar-A-Lago estate. This is the first time in U.S. history where a former President has been indicted in a state or federal court.

For the full hour, we're joined by retired U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore and Presidential Historian and author Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky to share their perspectives on the legal issues faced by former President Trump.

Former Judge Gilmore shares insight on what occurred during Trump's arraignment, the legal process of this indictment, and what we can expect for the former President as this legal process unfolds.

Dr. Chervinsky explains how this case is historically unprecedented for a former or current president, how this indictment compares to past political scandals such as Watergate, and how these federal charges will affect Trump’s run for president.



Vanessa Gilmore

  • Retired U.S. District Judge

Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky

  • Presidential Historian
  • Author, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution
  • Senior Fellow at the Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University

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