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Special Counsel Jack Smith announces indictment against Donald Trump in Jan 6 probe

Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in court today to be formally arraigned on charges of conspiring to overturn the 2020 presidential election, in what marks his third – and potentially most serious – criminal case.

The former president was indicted on four charges by a grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation in efforts to overturn the 2020 election and the January 6 Capitol riot. The indictment also described six unnamed co-conspirators, now believed to be identified.

Mr Trump has been ordered to make an initial appearance in federal court in Washington DC on Thursday, while the case has been assigned to US district judge Tanya Chutkan, a Barack Obama-appointee.

Mr Trump has railed against the indictment and is calling for the “fake” case to be moved from Washington DC.

In a late-night Truth Social rant on Wednesday, the former president fumed that it is “IMPOSSIBLE to get a fair trial” in the capital and demanded it be relocated to “the politically unbiased nearby State of West Virginia”.

This is Mr Trump’s third criminal indictment and his second federal indictment.

Read Trump’s indictment from the January 6 grand jury in full


Michael Fanone gives blistering response to Trump indictment

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar reports.

Oliver O’Connell3 August 2023 00:00


Pence’s ‘contemporaneous notes’ thrust him to the centre of Trump’s Jan 6 indictment

Former Vice President Mike Pence’s testimony and handwritten notes describing private interactions with former president Donald Trump appear to have played a key role in securing charges against the twice-impeached, thrice-indicted ex-president for crimes allegedly committed while attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

The 45-page indictment against Mr Trump is at least partly based on contemporaneous notes taken by Mr Pence in the days between when he and Mr Trump lost the 2020 election and the January 6 attack on the Capitol that disrupted the final certification of their loss.

Read more from Andrew Feinberg in Washington, DC.

Oliver O’Connell3 August 2023 09:30


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Oliver O’Connell3 August 2023 08:45


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Oliver O’Connell3 August 2023 08:00


Trump supporters view the latest indictment as evidence of a crime

Former president Donald Trump and his supporters are reacting to a third indictment against him with a now-familiar playbook: deflecting with unrelated accusations, distracting with misleading claims about the charges, and demonising the prosecution.

Instead of convincing his followers about the seriousness of the charges, Tuesday’s indictment is being held up as proof of a conspiracy to take down Mr Trump and a continuation of the effort by Democrats, the media and the so-called deep state to interfere with the nation’s elections.

For years Mr Trump has told his supporters that elections can’t be trusted and that he is a victim of a corrupt persecution by the government and media.

With that narrative endorsed by conservative news outlets and amplified on social media, it’s only natural that many of Trump’s supporters will accept it, said Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a New York University historian who studies authoritarian propaganda.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar3 August 2023 07:35


Fox Business deflects from Trump indictment with ‘Biden’s scandal distractions’

Oliver O’Connell3 August 2023 07:15


FBI arrests another Capitol rioter

A Donald Trump supporter who took part in the Capitol riots was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) yesterday.

The suspect was reportedly a subject of a conspiracy theory on Tucker Carlson’s former Fox News show.

Rally Runner was arrested in St Louis, Missouri and faces five federal charges, including obstructing, impeding, and interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder, NBC News reported.

Joseph McBride, a lawyer who represented several 6 January defendants, claimed on Carlson’s show that Mr Runner was “clearly a law enforcement officer” and an “agent provocateur” who had dressed up as a Trump supporter to make the former president’s fan look bad.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar3 August 2023 06:50


Giuliani flips out saying Jack Smith should be indicted for indicting Trump

Oliver O’Connell3 August 2023 06:30


Ex-prosecutor explains why Trump was the focus of Jan 6 indictment

Donald Trump’s latest federal indictment is not the lengthiest of the charging documents that has come his way so far, but it may well be the most profound.

That was the reaction of legal analysts and journalists this week after Jack Smith delivered the Department of Justice’s initial charges against Mr Trump for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, with much of his conduct in the weeks leading up to and during the January 6 attack going unaddressed in the indictment.

A former deputy assistant attorney general and federal prosecutor who analysed the indictment in an interview with The Independent said that decision was likely deliberate, to ensure that the focus of the case remained on Mr Trump’s efforts and potentially to streamline the path to trial.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar3 August 2023 06:05


Comment: ‘Jail to the Chief?’ It’s tempting to think of Trump in an orange jumpsuit

“Jail to the Chief” is supposed to be a joke, not a reality. The founding fathers certainly couldn’t have been expected to make provision for such a turn of events when they established the American republic.

Oliver O’Connell3 August 2023 05:45

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