Donald Trump, former United States President, has pleaded not guilty to 37 charges related to alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Trump’s lawyers asked for a jury trial during the former president’s arraignment Tuesday at a federal courthouse in Miami.
“We must certainly enter a plea of not guilty,” Trump attorney Todd Blanche told the judge.
At the time of filing this report, hearing has been concluded.
Before the arraignment, deputy marshals booked the former president and took electronic copies of his fingerprints. They did not take a mugshot of Trump since he is easily recognizable. The booking process took about 10 minutes.
Trump’s aide and co-defendant, Walt Nauta was also arrested, fingerprinted and processed.
Trump became the first former president to appear in Court over federal charges.
The 45th US president had declared his intention to run for the 2024 presidential election.
He described the trial as a witch-hunt by Joe Biden-led administration.