Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Indictment of Donald Trump on January 6 charges

 WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, previous Donald Trump confronted his most serious lawful test yet, with a prosecution over his endeavors to upset the 2020 US political race results, as he proceeds with his mission to get back to the White House.

The 77-year-old former president has been charged with three different crimes since March. The charges against him incorporate three counts of scheme and one count of check.

The indictment, which was presented by Jack Smith, special counsel, charged Trump with conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiracy to defraud the United States. The indictment specifically mentions his alleged involvement in the certification of Joe Biden's election victory at the joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021.

The indictment details how, despite knowing the contrary, Trump repeatedly made false claims to his supporters and others that he had won the election. In addition, it describes his efforts to persuade state officials, his vice president, and, ultimately, Congress to invalidate the legitimate election results.

The "dishonesty, fraud, and deceit" displayed by Trump and some of his closest allies is blamed in the violent attack on the Capitol that halted the congressional process. His supporters stormed the Capitol violently as a result of their actions, injuring police officers and breaking windows and doors, prompting lawmakers to flee for their own safety.

Here is the full text of prosecution charges

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