In yet another attempt to keep former President Trump away from the Oval Office, a new indictment has been brought against him.
Trump reacted to the news on Tuesday, posting on Truth Social, “I hear that Deranged Jack Smith, in order to interfere with the Presidential Election of 2024, will be putting out yet another Fake Indictment of your favorite President, me, at 5:00 P.M,” Trump questioned why didn’t they do this 2.5 years ago? Why did they wait so long? According to Trump, they wanted to put it right in the middle of his campaign. “Prosecutorial Misconduct!”
In connection with his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election, Trump is facing four charges. The charges include plans to prevent the peaceful transfer of power and hold on to his position as president.
The first count accuses Trump of knowingly conspiring with others to defraud the United States by using dishonesty, fraud, and deceit to obstruct the lawful federal government function responsible for collecting, counting, and certifying election results. By disseminating knowingly false claims of election fraud, it was hoped that the legitimate outcome of the 2020 presidential election would be overturned.
These false claims, detailed in the indictment, included allegations of substantial fraud in certain states, such as voting by ineligible individuals and manipulating voting machines. The indictment states that Trump was repeatedly informed that these claims were untrue, but he disregarded the truth and continued promoting them.
Trump criticized the indictments as “election interference” and “prosecutorial misconduct,” asserting they were timed to distract from investigations into the Biden family’s dealings with foreign nationals. Legal battles can be expensive, and Trump is no exception. He is quickly depleting his funds to cover the costs of his legal expenses. To pay for these expenses, his legal team relies on entities such as Save America and Make America Great Again PAC.
Apart from the recent indictment, Trump is also under investigation in Georgia for a phone call he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The call allegedly involved Trump attempting to sway the election results in his favor.According to the legal team of the ex-president, the ongoing prosecution is a politically-driven attempt to defame and harass their client.
As the legal battles continue to unfold, Trump maintains his innocence, denying all charges and asserting that he had the right to handle the documents in question and declassify them during his presidency. The indictments against him are adding up.