(TargetLiberty.org) – On Tuesday former President Donald Trump was indicted for the second time by the Department of Justice’s special counsel Jack Smith, facing an additional four charges as he is running his 2024 presidential campaign.
A Washington, D.C., grand jury indicted Trump following a 45-page document from Smith which detailed Trump’s efforts to stay in power after he lost the presidential elections in 2020. According to the document Trump is facing four charges. These are:
- Conspiracy to defraud the United States
This count is one of the broadest ones as it relates to Trump’s general efforts to undermine the election process by repeatedly arguing that the elections were fraudulent. The prosecutors are claiming that Trump had deliberately spread lies about him being victorious after the presidential election while being aware that his claims were false.
2. Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; Obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding
The next two counts specifically relate to Trump’s role in blocking the Congress’ certification of the 2020 presidential election results on Jan. 6, 2021. The indictment points towards many of the remarks that Trump had made on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and arguing that he knew the crowd would be “angry” on that day.
3. Conspiracy against rights
The final indictment specifically refers to Trump’s claims that Trump had attempted along with his co-conspirators to block people from exercising their voting rights and their rights to have their votes counted.
On Thursday, Trump pleaded “not guilty” in Washington’s federal court to charges that he conspired to overturn the 2020 election.
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