Donald Trump Indicted In 2020 Election Probe: Charges Include Conspiracy To Defraud US


Former President Donald Trump has been charged in connection to his alleged attempts to reverse the 2020 Presidential election outcome. This is the third time Trump faces criminal charges, a first for any U.S. President.

Trump Indicted On Four Charges

Trump was indicted on four charges on Tuesday: 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's Indictment Prediction

Ahead of the indictment, Trump predicted the charges on Truth Social, where he blamed Jack Smith, the special counsel, for meddling with the forthcoming 2024 Presidential 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 posted, as CNBC reported.

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Legal Challenges And Investigations

Smith is spearheading the election investigation and a distinct probe into Trump's possession of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort post his presidency in 2021. Trump was confronted with 37 counts of charges tied to his alleged attempts to keep these records hidden from the government.

Additional charges were added last week, stemming from a supposed attempt to wipe out surveillance recordings from his Palm Beach property.

Trump's Popularity Amid Legal Hurdles

Despite these legal predicaments, Trump's appeal among Republican voters remains robust. A recent survey by Morning Consult reveals Trump's dominance in the Republican nomination with a 43-point lead, even amid potential indictments.

Trump has consistently denied all charges and has depicted these investigations as a "witch hunt" by the government to suppress his candidacy. His campaign has leveraged these indictments as a key feature of their fundraising appeals, with a quote at the top of his campaign website stating, "They're not after me, they're after you. I'm just standing in the way!"

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