(DailyVantage.com) – Former President Donald Trump is facing upwards of four hundred of years in prison, should he be convicted in his latest criminal case. The case in question involves thirty-eight different counts, including willful retention of national defense information and withholding a document or record.
Some of the charges that Trump is facing include a sentence of ten years, so if he’s found guilty and not provided with a concurrent sentence he could end up facing 400 years in prison. Such a sentence is unlikely even if Trump is convicted, as a judge would probably allow for the sentences to be served concurrently rather than consecutively. Trump has claimed that he will not be dropping out of the upcoming presidential election even if he ends up imprisoned.
Trump is set to appear in court in Florida for the trial, should it go that far, in a legal battle that will begin unfolding during the Republican primary season. This indictment is the second time in months that Trump has faced federal charges, and it may not be the last time the former president is embroiled in an ongoing legal battle. Despite the mainstream media attention that the indictment is receiving, many top Republicans are remaining silent about Trump’s latest criminal case.
Some Republicans however, have staunchly defended the former president. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy broke his silence regarding the legal case, calling it a grave injustice and an example of weaponized power, echoing some citizens’ stance that such a criminal case is politically motivated rather than legally motivated. Despite having supporters within congress, Trump will still have to face criminal charges during the height of the primary season. Trump still maintains a lead in terms of popularity within the Republican Party, and will likely be a major contender when it comes to next year’s nomination.
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