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Trump indicted for efforts to overturn 2020 election and block transfer of power

Former U.S. President Donald Trump was indicted on Tuesday in a Justice Department investigation for his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The 77-years-old was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

The indictment is the third criminal case brought against the former president as he seeks to reclaim the White House in 2024.

Prosecutors had been investigating Trump’s efforts to undermine President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory, and the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021

He was summoned to appear at a Washington, D.C., courthouse on Thursday, Aug. 3.

But the Defendant repeated and widely disseminated them anyway to make his knowingly false claims appear legitimate, create an intense national atmosphere of mistrust and anger, and erode public faith in the administration of the election,” it says.

Shortly after Election Day, Trump also pursued unlawful means of discounting legitimate votes and subverting the election results.

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