Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election leading up to the January 6, attack on the Capitol.
According to a court document, the former president has been informed of his indictment.
This is the third time Trump has been criminally indicted. Smith charged Trump in the classified documents probe in June, and a Manhattan grand jury charged the former president for business fraud in March.
Special counsel Smith said,
In this case, my office will seek a speedy trial so that our evidence can be tested in court and judged by a jury of citizens.”
The 4 counts of this indictment are:
The counts are:
- Conspiracy to defraud the United States
- Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding
- Obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding
- Conspiracy against rights
45 pages long. Get it? 45!?
The charging documents repeatedly reference six of these co-conspirators, but as is common practice, their identities are withheld because they have not been charged with any crimes.
Trump is expected in Dc court to enter a plea Thursday.