I joined Al Jazeera English and BBC outlets on Friday to analyze the Federal indictment of Donald Trump on 37 counts of mishandling Government documents in violation of the Espionage Act, making false statements, and obstructing a Government investigation.

I explain how the charges arise from Trump’s theft of classified documents from the White House, putting them in unsecured locations at his Mar-a-Lago resort and home in Florida. I put the case in the context of a previous New York State indictments and possible indictments this summer from Georgia and the Justice Department.

And while answering questions about the political consequences, I emphasize that the foremost consideration is how Trump — after decades of evasion — may finally be held accountable for his actions.

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