The former president is the first US leader to face federal charges.
This is an unprecedented moment in US history – fraught with legal uncertainty and political implications.
Former President Donald Trump has been accused of mishandling classified documents. It’s the first federal, criminal indictment of a US president, and now the nation is heading into uncharted territory – a year before the presidential election.
Trump called the allegations an abuse of power and an attempt to keep him out of the White House.
But what does this mean for the future of the United States and its democracy?
Presenter: Mohammad Zamjum
Eric Hamm – author of GOP Civil War: Inside the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party and a former US congressional staffer
Debbie Hines – Former assistant attorney general of Maryland and former prosecutor in Baltimore
Thomas Gift – Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Center for US Politics at University College London