Former President Donald Trump has been indicted once again, this time by Special Counsel Jack Smith who is leading the investigation into the January 6th Capitol riot. This marks the second federal indictment Trump is facing as a result of Smith’s probe.
The indictment against Trump includes four federal charges: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.
An arraignment date has been set, and Trump is ordered to appear in federal court in Washington D.C. on Thursday, August 3, at 4:00 p.m.
Prior to this latest indictment, Trump had already pleaded not guilty to 37 counts related to the alleged improper retention of classified records from his presidency.
According to the indictment, Special Counsel Jack Smith alleges that Trump spread false claims about election fraud for over two months following the 2020 election, even after his loss. The indictment provides a list of various claims made by Trump’s team during post-election state challenges.
In response to the charges, a spokesperson from Trump’s campaign dismissed them, portraying them as a politically motivated attempt to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election.
Apart from this indictment, Trump is also facing charges in New York related to falsifying business records, as well as investigations in Fulton County, Georgia, regarding his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state.