(TargetLiberty.org) – Former President Donald Trump who previously appeared before a court following his federal indictment on 37 counts relating to his alleged mishandling of classified documents to plead not guilty has now waived his right to appear before the court for his arraignment on a superseding indictment relating to the same case.
The new arraignment includes three new charges that were filed against Trump, with it being set to take place on Aug. 10.
On Friday Trump and his lawyers filed in court to waive his right to appear during the appearance. Prosecutors had previously stated that they would not be opposed to Trump being absent from the arraignment but that he must still have the approval of a judge before not appearing.
The filing also shows that Trump is going to be pleading not guilty to the three additional criminal charges.
This is not the only federal or legal case that Trump is facing currently. Earlier this week he was also federally charged on four counts in a case relating to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. He was also indicted earlier this year in New York in a case connected to a hush money payment he had made prior to the 2016 presidential election.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that the charges against him were part of a political witch hunt and that they were an attempt to interfere with the 2024 presidential election. Trump is the frontrunner in the 2024 Republican primary race and according to all polls, he is likely going to win the party’s nomination.
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