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Trump in Washington for arraignment in 2020 election case

Update : 04 Aug 2023, 02:01

The ex-president is accused of leading a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election, which resulted in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. He is expected to plead not guilty and has denounced this latest case against him.

Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, is set to face charges in court for reportedly conspiring to overturn his loss in the 2020 election.

On Tuesday, Special Counsel Jack Smith revealed four federal charges against Trump, which center around his actions leading up to the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.

Trump was expected to appear, in person, in a Washington federal court and plead not guilty to all charges.

The indictment is the third in four month for Trump, who is the frontrunner in a campaing to become the2024 Republican nominee for president.

Trump reaches court, trial set to start at top of the hour

Former President Donald Trump arrived at the Washington courthouse for his arraignment hearing.

The E. Barret Prettyman court is located approximately half a mile (1 km) away from the US Capitol, which was stormed by Trump supporters on January 6, 2021.

The rioters attempted to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election but were unsuccessful.

After prosecutors outline the charges and once, as expected, Trump enters a plea, a judge will set a schedule for pretrial motions and discovery, a period of months when prosecutors hand over documents and other evidence to defense lawyers.


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