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Donald Trump: Announcing possible points of indictment

Donald Trump: Announcing possible points of indictment

DrA letter from Special Counsel Jack Smith to former US President Donald Trump is said to contain three criminal offenses that investigators are referring to. US media reported, Wednesday. It is alleged to be a conspiracy against the United States, obstruction of Congress, and denial of constitutional rights. While the first two charges have already been recommended as impeachment charges by the House investigating committee, the third offense is new.

The former US president announced on Tuesday that he had received a letter from the special counsel. In it he was asked to face a jury. According to him, this would certainly include an arrest and an indictment. And the US media, referring to Trump’s entourage, reported that he does not intend to comply with the request. Trump did not write anything on Tuesday about the possible charges.

Was Trump aiming for the right to vote?

It is about Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Among other things, he called Georgia’s then-Secretary of the Interior and asked him to “find” the votes needed to win, claiming that states could only send voters they liked to Washington. Special Counsel Jack Smith has been appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the events leading up to the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol.

The criminal conspiracy offense will raise the question of who Trump’s associates are. Although he worked with attorneys Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman, according to US media, they should not have received any letters from the special counsel. Obstruction of Congress, in turn, is already being used by other plaintiffs in cases against defendants involved in the storming of the Capitol. Trump had previously invited them to walk to the Capitol.

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The possible third shipment is a surprise. Refers to a criminal offense introduced in the context of civil rights legislation. In fact, the point was that groups like the Ku Klux Klan should not be able to prevent African Americans from exercising their rights with impunity. But in recent decades, Section 241 of the US Criminal Code has also been used in actions involving election interference. Investigators led by Jack Smith may have concluded that Trump’s actions were intended to limit the right of every American to have their votes counted and considered in the election. Special Counsel Smith has already brought charges against Trump in the documents case.