The Department of Justice (DOJ) under Democrat Joe Biden indicted President Trump on thirty-seven counts last Thursday.
Trump, who will compete against President Joe Biden in the 2016 presidential election, could spend years in prison if he is proven guilty of all charges.
Trump was arraigned in court on Monday, where his attorneys entered not guilty pleas on his behalf. The federal magistrate granted Trump pretrial parole on the condition that he not communicate with witnesses.
The next day, Trump delivered a speech in Bedminster, New Jersey, in which he discussed several prospective counterarguments to his position.
The politically charged case has been assigned to Trump-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon, which is excellent news for the former president. In a prior case, Cannon rendered multiple pro-Trump rulings that incensed the left.
Despite the fact that Trump would prefer not to face charges, his 2024 campaign is raking in a lot of funds as a result.
“Trump raised about $2 million at the first major fundraiser of his campaign, only hours after his arraignment in Miami,” Politico reported.
The campaign raised $2.1 million during a “candlelight dinner” with top donors and campaign bundlers, according to a person familiar with the campaign. Trump gave brief remarks to his supporters and was seated at a table with donors and supporters that included Sen. Tommy Tuberville, (R-Ala.), according to an attendee.
The Trump campaign also raked in $4.5 million in digital fundraising since news of Trump’s indictment. The Trump campaign announced they brought in $6.6 million overall.
In the interim, following the online publication of the arrest warrant for Trump, Twitter users pointed out a significant error.
Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman, who presided over Trump’s arraignment, appears to have erroneously written the incorrect date on the arrest record.
Numerous Twitter users noted out that the written date appears to be July 13, 2023, not June 13, which was Trump’s actual court date.
Trump’s signature on his bond documents from yesterday. pic.twitter.com/C0F5CiP2KH
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 14, 2023
Newsweek noted, however, that the paper is readily amendable.
“Mistakes such as the incorrect signing of a date in a document are known as a clerical error and normally easily amended. Under Florida state law, the court can correct such clerical errors at any time on its own initiative, or on the motion of any party,” according to Newsweek.
At least twice, according to the indictment, Trump allegedly disclosed classified information to individuals who lacked the required security clearances. According to the Department of Justice, both incidents occurred at Trump’s New Jersey golf club.
The case will now be heard by Trump appointee and supporter Judge Aileen Cannon.
Politico reports, “Cannon’s thin resume, combined with her surprisingly deferential rulings to Trump — who appointed her in November 2020 — in a civil lawsuit challenging the FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago estate last year, have raised questions about her readiness for the complexities of the first-ever federal prosecution of a former president. Prosecutors say he hoarded national military secrets at his Mar-a-Lago estate after leaving office and concealed them from government officials seeking to recover them.”
There’s one exception, however, to Cannon’s judicial history that has largely escaped scrutiny. For nearly one-and-a-half years, she’s shepherded a complex, 10-defendant health care fraud case to the verge of trial, and in the course has litigated tangled and fraught issues of attorney-client privilege and motions to suppress — some of which could be precursors to battles in the upcoming Trump case.
Cannon has actively navigated the latest rounds of pretrial motions even as the Trump case landed in her court, including complicated decisions related to efforts by prosecutors to pierce attorney-client privilege, a near exact parallel to issues that have arisen in Trump’s long-running case.
After Trump’s arraignment, his supporters were treated to a humorous speech outside of the legal proceedings.
Fox News was one of the networks that live-broadcast Trump’s speech, but they had a chyron issue that sent the left into a tailspin. Despite the fact that Fox and Trump have not been on speaking terms, it appears that the creator of the chyron had a specific goal in mind.
In Trump’s speech, he claimed that Hillary Clinton lacked the authority to declassify anything regarding the issue of the classified documents.
Biden began his Juneteenth speech at the White House as Trump was speaking.
Fox News displayed a side-by-side image of Trump and Biden with Biden’s audio muted.
The chyron beneath the juxtaposed image read, “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.” Trump was speaking slightly before 9 p.m. when the chyron appeared.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 14, 2023
It infuriated individuals on the left. Some argued that Fox should no longer receive White House briefings and that its sponsors should cease working with the network.
Yeah, if Fox News is running chyrons calling Biden "a wannabe dictator," then there's really no need to keep pretending it's worth taking questions from Steve Doocy's kid or whoever's in there now. https://t.co/RIGhOCh1Aa
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) June 14, 2023
Right-leaning people believed the Fox chyron was humorous and accurate.
“Fox News calls Biden a ‘WANNABE DICTATOR’ in chyron below,” posted on Twitter user.
Fox News calls Biden a 'WANNABE DICTATOR' in chyron below. 😂 pic.twitter.com/fojvSlMnSw
— Americat 🇺🇸 (@catmurphy209) June 14, 2023