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Trump faces serious conspiracy charges

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Former President Donald Trump has faced serious conspiracy charges, including an attempt to defraud the United States, as he has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection.

According to reports, this indictment marks the third time he has faced such charges in the year.

The charges are a result of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

“These new charges add to Trump’s already extensive list of legal troubles since leaving office,” a report says.

“Notably, he is currently facing over 30 criminal charges in New York and more than 40 in Florida, where he is accused of withholding and misusing classified documents.”

In addition, Trump has also been convicted by a civil jury of sexual assault, and the New York Attorney General is pursuing a $250 million civil suit against him for fraud.

An impending indictment on criminal charges in Atlanta is also looming over him.

Trump has consistently denounced these investigations as politically motivated witch hunts and had previously pleaded not guilty in the other cases. Despite his denial, he is expected to appear at the federal courthouse in D.C. on Thursday, August 3, at 4 p.m.

His first indictment in April was related to falsifying business records concerning hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. In June, he faced another indictment in Florida over his handling of classified materials after leaving the White House.

The federal investigation led by special counsel Jack Smith in Washington, D.C., has been actively interviewing witnesses, including former White House aides and state election officials.

Notable figures such as former top Trump aide Hope Hicks, Trump’s son-in-law, and former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have reportedly testified.

Investigators have also reached out to election officials believed to be involved in the failed 2020 effort to present “fake electors” to cast electoral college votes for Trump on January 6.

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith to oversee the investigation of the election probe and the handling of classified documents.

This decision came after Trump’s announcement in November that he intended to run for president again, prompting the appointment of an independent special counsel to avoid any potential conflict of interest within the Justice Department.

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