Former President Donald Trump was indicted on seven federal criminal charges in connection with hundreds of classified government documents, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Trump's attorney John Rowley confirmed that he has been indicted on seven counts, though the specific charges remain unknown. The indictment is the result of a special counsel's investigation into Trump's handling of classified information while out of office.
The news comes after months of speculation about whether or not Trump would face criminal charges for his actions while in office. It marks the first time a sitting U.S. president has ever been indicted and could have major implications for his political future.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and his allies have argued that the indictment is politically motivated. They have also questioned why he was indicted in Florida instead of Washington D.C., where most federal cases are typically tried.
It remains to be seen how this will play out in court, but one thing is certain: this is a historic moment for the United States and its legal system.