The New York Post reports that President Donald Trump is facing a maximum of 400 years of imprisonment should he be found guilty of all of the charges that President Joe Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) has just filed against him.
Per the Post:
There are numerous sentencing possibilities, but if Trump is handed the maximum penalty for each count and the judge orders the penalties to be served consecutively, he would be looking at 400 years in prison and would be subject to a fine of $9,250,000.
It's worth noting that Trump is 76 years old. So, even if he only receives a small fraction of the 400-year maximum, the sentence could essentially be a sentence of life imprisonment.
But, this is putting the cart before the horse.
On Thursday, it was revealed that the DOJ would be indicting Trump with regard to Trump's alleged mishandling of classified documents. And, on Friday, the 49-page indictment that the DOJ has brought against Trump was unsealed.
The indictment contains 37 counts, including willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and false statements. Altogether, the indictment accuses Trump of violating seven different federal laws.
Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has provided to Newsmax his rundown of the indictment, saying:
It doesn't meet what I call the Richard Nixon standard, which was very clear obstruction of justice, destroying evidence, paying bribes. This is too close a case to bring against the man running for president, against the incumbent president.
Dershowitz, however, called attention to two paragraphs of the indictment, which he said could be troubling for Trump.
There are two damning paragraphs, just two: paragraph 34 and paragraph 35 where they have tape recordings of the former president basically acknowledging that some of the papers that he possessed and showed to a writer. ... When you have a tape in the voice of the defendant himself it's hard to dispute, so I think this is a serious indictment on these two charges. Everything else I think was exactly what we expected.
Trump is set to appear in court on Tuesday at 3 p.m. There, he will plead "not guilty" to the charges.
Trump has slammed the indictment as "election interference," arguing that it is nothing more than Biden and the Democrats' latest attempt to try to prevent Trump from winning the presidential election in 2024.
Trump has released several statements on his indictment both on social media and to news outlets.
In many of these statements, Trump has contrasted the treatment that he has received from the federal government with the federal government's treatment of Biden and Hillary Clinton, noting that, despite the fact that Clinton destroyed confidential materials that she illegally had in her possession and despite the fact that Biden had confidential materials in his possession from his time as a U.S. Senator, neither individual has been prosecuted.
It might be the clearest example yet of the two-tier justice system that America now has. The question now is whether Americans are going to let the Biden administration get away with this.