Former US President Donald Trump is facing charges over his handling of classified documents after he left the White House in 2021.

But how many charges does he face and what could happen next?

FactCheck takes a look.

What charges is Donald Trump facing?

The charges are not yet public, but Mr Trump faces seven charges over his handling of classified documents, US media reported.

It is against US law for federal officials – including a president – to remove or keep classified documents at an unauthorised location.

The indictment – a document that sets out details of charges against a person and gives them notice of alleged criminal offences – has not been publicly released.

Last year, Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida resort was searched and 11,000 documents were seized, including around 100 marked as classified and some labelled as top secret.

This is the second time in three months the former president has been criminally charged.

In April, he was charged with 34 felony counts relating to an alleged hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who says they had an affair.

Mr Trump pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts and faces a trial in that case in New York next year.

What happens next?

In a post on Thursday (8 June) on Truth Social – the social media network he created – Mr Trump said he was innocent and had been summoned to appear at a federal court in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday afternoon (13 June), where he will be arrested and hear the new charges against him.

He wrote: “I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former president of the United States.”

In a later post, he added: “This is indeed a dark day for the United States of America. We are a country in serious and rapid decline, but together we will Make America Great Again!”

Prosecutors are yet to confirm what exact charges Mr Trump is facing.

His attorney, Jim Trusty, told CNN that the former president had received details of the charges in a summons document and that they include conspiracy, false statements, obstruction of justice, and illegally retaining classified documents under the Espionage Act.

Several of these are considered serious charges, with Espionage Act violations carrying up to 10 years in prison, while obstruction of justice carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.

But it’s not certain that Mr Trump would be convicted of these charges.

Can he still run for Presidency?

Under US law, nothing prevents an individual from running for office if facing criminal charges.

A criminal conviction would not prevent Mr Trump from either running for President or becoming leader of the country once more.