Donald Trump indicted by grand jury over efforts to overturn 2020 elections


Former President Donald Trump was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday for his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, which resulted in the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC.

The indictment comes after Trump stated that he received a target letter alerting him that he is the focus of the investigation, a move that is frequently followed by the filing of charges.

Trump was indicted as part of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation.

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A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, has been hearing evidence in the case when it typically meets Tuesdays and Thursdays.

According to the docket of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Trump’s case has been assigned to US District Judge Tanya Chutkan.

Trump was charged with:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the United States;
  • conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding;
  • obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and
  • conspiracy against rights.

Trump will make his first court appearance in the case on Thursday in a Washington, DC federal court, as per the court filings.

Prior to the indictment announcement, Trump had said that he is expected to be indicted “any time” today as part of Smith’s probe of his behavior following the 2020 election.

“I hear that Deranged Jack Smith, in order to interfere with the Presidential Election of 2024, will be putting out yet another Fake Indictment of your favorite President, me, at 5:00 P.M.”, Trump wrote on media platform Truth Social.

“Why didn’t they do this 2.5 years ago? Why did they wait so long? Because they wanted to put it right in the middle of my campaign. Prosecutorial Misconduct!” Trump added.

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