A grand jury in the state of Georgia brought yet another, fourth in a row, indictment of former US President Donald Trump. This time – in the case of an attempt to cancel the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia. Bloomberg writes about this, citing a document from the Fulton District Court.
According to the agency, 18 more people are involved in this case, including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who at that time was an adviser to Trump, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former senior Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark. They were charged with giving false testimony, inciting government officials to violate their oath, forging documents, and pressuring witnesses.
According to the investigation, according to CNN, all the defendants in the case “deliberately joined” Trump in order to influence the election results. The Georgia prosecutor’s office said that the politician must appear in court before August 25.
In turn, Trump, in an interview with Fox News, said that the charges against him were “politically motivated.”
“This politically motivated indictment, which could have been filed nearly three years ago, was specifically designed to be placed right in the middle of my political campaign,” he said, advising Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis “to focus on the people who rigged the 2020 presidential election.” years, and not to those who demand an answer about what happened.”
In early August, Trump was charged in connection with the storming of the Capitol in January 2021. Speaking to reporters, Special Counsel Jack Smith said that it was Trump who was responsible for the riots at the Capitol in January 2021, when crowds of people stormed the building of the US Congress and got inside.
“The attack on our nation’s capital on January 6, 2021 was an unprecedented attack on the center of American democracy. As the indictment says, it was provoked by a lie – a lie by the accused who sought <...> to prevent the US government from fulfilling its fundamental function,” said Jack Smith. At the same time, Trump’s representatives and the former president himself emphasized that in his addresses he called for the exact opposite: not to storm the Capitol.
Donald Trump is the first former president in US history to face criminal charges. On June 9, it became known about new charges against Trump – we are talking about improper storage of classified documents.
Previously, he was accused of paying $130,000 to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels in 2016 for keeping quiet about having a sexual relationship with her. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office believes that Trump violated the electoral law by using campaign fund money. The former US president and his lawyers deny guilt and the very fact of the crime, calling what is happening “political persecution.” The trial in this case will begin in March 2024.
In November 2022, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican Party in the 2024 presidential election. The filing of charges should not formally prevent him from campaigning.