Third Indictment Former pres Trump

August 1, 2023
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Today an indictment was unsealed, charging Donald J. Trump with conspiring to defraud the United States, conspiring to disenfranchise voters, and conspiring and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding.

Special Counsel Jack Smith on the latest indictment of former President Trump related to the 2020 election and the events of January 6th.

Why It Matters: This is the third criminal indictment of the former president and the second by the U.S. federal government (the Department of Justice).

The U.S. Gov't alleges former President Trump "launched" a "criminal scheme" to "subvert the legitimate election results and change electoral votes"- ignoring the advice of many close advisors and political allies who told him directly he had lost the 2020 election. The allegations go on to say the former President in pursuing these claims attempted to defraud the American public.

Find the federal indictment here

President Trump responded with this statement

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