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I’ll not abandon presidency bid if court sentences me – Trump

Former United States president, Donald Trump says if he is convicted and sentenced in any of the criminal investigations, he will not end his second run for the White House.

Trumo was on Friday, discussing the multiple indictments he faces as he pushes for a second term, a day after prosecutors broadened the charges against him over his handling of classified government documents.

Asked by radio host, John Fredericks if being sentenced would stop his campaign, Trump replied: “Not at all. There’s nothing in the constitution to say that it could.

“And even the radical left crazies are saying not at all, that wouldn’t stop (me) – and it wouldn’t stop me, either. These people are sick. What they are doing is absolutely horrible.”

The twice-impeached former president was first indicted in the classified documents case last month, accused of endangering national security by holding onto top secret nuclear and defense information after leaving the White House.

The Justice Department added charges Thursday to its more than three dozen counts against Trump, who was found by a judge in a civil trial in May to have raped a writer in Manhattan in the 1990s.

Trump is also facing dozens of felony charges in a case involving hush money payments to a porn star in New York and is bracing for indictment in separate state and federal investigations into his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

In a major development Thursday in the documents probe, Special Counsel Jack Smith alleged that Trump, who is scheduled to go on trial at the height of the campaign in March and May next year, asked a worker at his beachfront estate in Florida to delete surveillance footage to obstruct investigators.

He was also charged with illegally retaining national defense information over a document he is accused of showing to journalists at his New Jersey golf club, but he denied any wrongdoing.