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The maximum prison sentence for former President Donald Trump is astronomical when all of the counts against him are added together.
Trump announced late on Thursday that he has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges connected to his handling of classified materials that were found at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last August.
If Trump is convicted of the seven charges against him, he could face as much as 100 years in prison.
“The former president faces at least seven charges, sources tell ABC News, which include willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, a scheme to conceal, and false statements and representations,” ABC News reported.
“Maximum sentences for the respective charges, per their statutes, range from five up to 20 years, although any eventual sentence should Trump be convicted would likely be much lower,” the outlet added.
“Any eventual sentence should Trump be convicted would likely be much lower,” ABC noted in its report.
In a series of posts on his Truth Social, Trump said he has been summoned to federal court on Tuesday in Miami.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is “secured” by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time,” he wrote.
“Page 2: I have been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM. I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States, who received far more votes than any sitting President in the History of our Country, and is currently leading, by far, all Candidates, both Democrat and Republican, in Polls of the 2024 Presidential Election. I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!” he added.
“Page 3: This is indeed a DARK DAY for the United States of America. We are a Country in serious and rapid Decline, but together we will Make America Great Again!” Trump added in his final post.
Soon after the news broke, Fox News’ Mark Levin sounded off on the indictment against Trump.
“President Trump is 76 years old. If the Department of Justice gets its way, he will die in federal prison. Just by one of these counts – conspiracy to obstruct justice, which has a 20-year maximum sentence. This is a disgusting, disgusting mark on American history, for the future to come by these bandits in the White House, by the Democrat party. They don’t play fair anymore,” Levin declared.
“They want to take control of the country,” he continued. “They want one-party rule. And they have used the Department of Justice and the FBI to get what they want. Merrick Garland is a mob lawyer. That’s what he is. Jack Reed [sic] rogue, Soviet-style prosecutor.”
Levin called the special counsel a “jerk” and scoffed at claims that Garland has been “walled off” from the investigation into Trump.
“He made the decision to indict the former president and they made the decision to interfere in this election!” Levin continued. “You wanna talk about an insurrection?! This! Is! An insurrection! And that’s exactly what’s going on here!
Levin rounded out his comments by calling President Joe Biden “the crookedest crook that’s ever been in the Oval Office.”
Trump’s attorney provided an update late on Thursday night on what she anticipates the next steps will be in the indictment and arraignment.
During an interview on Fox News, Trump’s attorney Alina Habba spoke about an announcement from Trump that he has been indicted by the DOJ on charges connected to his handling of classified materials.
“Donald Trump is owned by no one, so it makes him the biggest threat to the corrupt system we have now,” Habba said. “When your name is Donald Trump… you are going to get indicted until you can’t take it anymore.”