Former US President Donald Trump was criminally indicted on Tuesday, for the third time in four months, as part of the investigation into his alleged efforts to reverse the outcome of the November 2020 presidential election, lost to Democratic rival Joe Biden.
According to a court document, the former Republican tenant of the White House is charged with conspiracy to commit fraud to the detriment of the United States, witness tampering, conspiracy against the rights of citizens and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding.
Earlier in the day, Donald Trump said he had heard he was to be indicted by Special Prosecutor Jack Smith, who is overseeing a grand jury investigation into Trump’s alleged efforts to stay in power after the 2020 presidential election and his link to the bloody riots on January 6, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
He had announced on July 18 that he had received a letter informing him that he was the target of the grand jury investigation. The first president to be criminally indicted in the country’s history, Donald Trump, who has ambitions to return to the White House, denounces a politically-motivated witch-hunt.