Former US President Donald Trump, in a news story that became famous today, says he is not guilty of charges of mishandling sensitive files, that was in a federal court in Miami.
In fact, Trump is the first US president to be charged with a federal criminal offense.
Trump sat in silence for his second court appearance this year and later addressed supporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump in Miami spoke in a defiant tone, claiming that he had "every right" to possess the classified documents. Earlier in the day, he thanked Miami on his social media platform, Truth Social.
What did Trump's lawyer say in court?
Trump's lawyer defended him and said he should be acquitted of 37 counts. These charges relate to improperly keeping confidential documents in accordance with the law. This included blocking government efforts to recover them.
Who are Trump's accomplices accused of obstructing government efforts?
Trump's partner, Walt Nauta, was charged.
Trump was allowed out of court without travel restrictions of any kind.
However, he is not allowed to discuss the case with Mr. Naota. After the court session concluded, Trump addressed his friends and supporters as his motorcade exited the courtroom.
Trump's engagement with supporters
Former President Trump visited a famous Cuban restaurant in Miami's Little Havana and was greeted by supporters who wanted to take pictures with him.
Join in a prayer with some pastors and sing along with Merry Christmas. His lawyer claims that the charges against him are politically motivated and compares them to the dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela.
Trump will not get a selfie but will have his fingerprints digitally taken and he will be asked to send in a DNA sample by swab. A trial date has not yet been set, but the case is for a federal district judge in South Florida appointed by Trump.
How were the accusations directed at Trump?
The charges came after FBI agents found more than 100 classified documents on his Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate in August.
Prosecutors accuse him of amassing files and being involved in a conspiracy with an associate to obstruct the FBI's investigation. Trump's legal troubles have not diminished his support among Republican voters.
Interested politicians believe that the US Department of Justice should be independent of the White House.
While legal experts say that the criminal charges may lead to Trump being imprisoned for a long time if he is convicted. Trump vowed to continue his campaign regardless of the ruling.
This talk was about Trump in Miami and the latest developments in the charges against him.