- 02 Aug 23
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on four counts related to his actions during and after the 2020 election.
The former U.S President Donald Trump has been indicted on four counts relating to the contentious 2020 election and the disinformation campaign that followed.
The indictment charges Trump with four counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiring against rights.
The former President is named alongside six other defendants, one of whom is an unnamed official in the Justice Department and another is believed to be his former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
The 45 page indictment, made available by the Washington Post, accuses Trump of "spreading lies," and claims he "perpetrated three criminal conspiracies."
Trump is expected to appear for his initial court appearance in this case on August 3.
These charges are the latest in a series of court battles Trump has been involved in regarding his time in office. Trump previously pled not guilty in two separate legal cases, one at the federal level and one at the state level.
He is also currently under criminal investigation for actions he allegedly took to affect the outcome of the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.
Trump was arraigned in April on 32 counts related to his retention of classified documents at his Maralago residence in Florida. The trial date has not been set, but is expected to be held after the 2024 election.
The state case, brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, consists of 34 counts of falsifying business records in relation to his payments to Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election. The trial is set for March 2024.
Trump is involved in a number of ongoing legal disputes not related to his time in office, including a series of defamation and rape cases brought by columnist E. Jean Carroll, the latest of which will go to trial in January.
He is also being sued by singer Eddy Grant for copyright infringement after Trump used Grant's hit 'Electric Avenue' in campaign material without the singer's consent.
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