Donald Trump will be released without having to pay a bond | Live updates
People watch as the motorcade carrying former President Donald Trump arrives at the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. U.S. Courthouse Tuesday, June 13 2023.

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The former President will not have to surrender his passport or restrict his personal travel.

Follow along for live updates on former President Donald Trump, who is making his first court appearance Tuesday after being indicted on 37 charges related to the mishandling classified documents. The indictment marks the first time in U.S. history that a former president faces criminal charges by the federal government he once oversaw.


Trump will be released without having to pay a bond. He will not have to surrender his passport or restrict his personal travel. As the hearing continued after his not guilty plea was entered, Trump sat at the table scowling with his arms crossed.

Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he hoarded classified documents detailing sensitive military secrets and schemed to thwart government efforts to get them back.

Trump appeared before a judge in Miami’s federal courthouse on Tuesday in a stunning moment in American history days after he became the first former president charged with federal crimes.

Authorities say Trump schemed and lied to block the government from recovering the documents concerning nuclear programs and other sensitive military secrets stored at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

It’s the second criminal case Trump is facing as he seeks to reclaim the White House in 2024. He’s also accused in New York state court of falsifying business records related to hush-money payments made during the 2016 campaign.

Trump has denied wrongdoing in both cases and slammed the prosecutions as politically motivated. He’s expected to return later Tuesday to New Jersey, where he’s scheduled a press event to publicly respond to the charges.


Trump rode to court with his son Eric, who accompanied the motorcade from the former president’s Doral resort to the federal courthouse in Miami.

CNN aired footage of Trump walking to a line of SUVs with his son by his side while someone yelled, “Let’s go Trump!”

The former president could be seen stopping and waving at supporters, as well as chatting with staff members. Eric Trump appeared to clap his father on the back just before he climbed in a vehicle.

As he rode to court, Trump posted on his social media site that the case against him was a “witch hunt.”

Later, outside the courthouse Trump lawyer Alina Habba said, “Today is not about President Donald J. Trump, who is defiant.”

“It is not about the Republican Party, it is not about the 2024 election,” Habba added. “It is about the destruction of longstanding principles that have set this country apart.”


Republished with permission from The Associated Press.


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  • Earl Pitts American

    June 13, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Good evening America,
    Its a good thing I, Earl Pitts American, made my public post this morning warning that the eff bea eye had plans to infiltrate the peacefull protesters outside the courthouse this morning.
    The eff bea eye director read my, Earl Pitts American’s, post and called off his agents and their paid antifa killers from hurting/killing innocent Americans and the distruction of the city of Miami as planned.
    I heard the eff bea eye director come on one of the agitaters radios and say “NIX NIX PITTS IS ON TO US” NIX NIX PITTS IS ON TO US” “CURSES FOILED AGAIN”.
    Theres really no telling how many lives of our beautiful American citizens I, Earl Pitts American, single handedley saved today.
    Thank you America
    Earl Pitts “Hero” American

    • Tray Clavis

      June 13, 2023 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you for your service Earl. You are a true American Hero. Buck and I are asking Katherin to work her majic after Trump or Desantis are elected to have you presented with The Presidental Medal Of Honor just like the one Rush received.
      Semper Fi Earl

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 14, 2023 at 7:41 am

      Earl, thank you for talking the Trump Tar6s down from their ledge. I am not sure Rhonda is the right place for them, so we’ll have to disagree on that one, but I and the rest of the USA appreciate you expressing your your conservative viewpoint that Trump is a lost cause. So few people showed up despite his “see you in miami” Tweet, the GOP politicians might finally catch on. Trump’s only remaining fans took the shuttle from the old folks home, and they are all senile, it was just the shuttle driver that wanted to be there. One can hope the GOP politicians catch on one of these days. But fact is, they’re not scared of Trump anymore. They’re scared of each other finger pointing about lack of support for Trump.

    • Joe The Plumber

      June 14, 2023 at 8:22 am

      Thank you for all you do Earl,
      Most of America is out here busting our chops to keep our business open and pay our employees who are also suffering under Biden’s total trashing of the economey. It has felt like we have a crack head in charge of our nation’s economey.
      Anyway we dont have time to keep up with what the RINO and leftists are up to thats what you are for Earl. Greatfull we have you on America’s team Earl.
      Thanks Joe

  • PeterH

    June 13, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Hopefully the wingnut will take full advantage of that passport and immigrate to Russia with his darling wife Natasha!

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 14, 2023 at 7:42 am

      I heard Melania came with a right of return clause, which was the whole reason he bought her. Being that he’s married to her, he gets her right of return extended to him via marriage contract.

  • Bond Trap

    June 14, 2023 at 7:48 am

    Good thing this judge saw through Trump’s “Bond Trap” fundraising scheme and denied it.

    • Ron Forrest Ron

      June 15, 2023 at 8:31 am

      The judge probably hopes Trump will run away to be Snowden’s roomie in Russia.

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