Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
The indictment says his efforts led up to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol in 2021.
The indictment was handed down in a federal courtroom today by Special Counsel Jack Smith with the Department Of Justice.
This is the third indictment faced by Trump who as the Republican frontrunner in the 2024 Presidential race
Continues to say the outcome of the 2020 election was rigged.
Trump was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States witness tampering conspiracy against the rights of citizens
And obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding.
The Justice Department says Trump has been summoned to appear before a Magistrate Judge at 4:00 Thursday Afternoon.
“The attack on our nation’s Capitol on January 6, 2021 was an unprecedented assault on the seat of American democracy. As described in the indictment, it was fueled by lies. Lies by the defendant targeted at obstructing a bedrock function of the US government, the nation’s process of collecting, counting, and certifying the results of the presidential election.”
Trump responded on his social media platform Truth Social.
He called the 45-page document a fake indictment and accused jack smith of prosecutorial misconduct.
He wrote they didn’t do this two and a half years ago because they wanted to interfere with his 2024 Presidential Campaign.