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BumRushDaShow

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Tue Aug 1, 2023, 05:32 PM Aug 2023

Trump hit with sweeping indictment in alleged effort to overturn 2020 election [View all]

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Source: ABC News

Former President Donald Trump, bent on staying in power, undertook a sweeping "criminal scheme" to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including repeatedly pushing lies about the results despite knowing his claims were false, and doubling down on those falsehoods as the Jan. 6 riot raged, a sweeping federal indictment alleges.

This is the third indictment faced by the former president, who -- as the Republican frontrunner in the 2024 presidential race -- continues to insist that the vote was rigged.

Prosecutors say the alleged scheme, which they say involved six unnamed co-conspirators, included enlisting a slate of so-called "fake electors" targeting several states; using the Justice Department to conduct "sham election crime investigations"; enlisting the vice president to "alter the election results"; and doubling down on false claims as the Jan. 6 riot ensued -- all in an effort to subvert democracy and stay in power.

The six alleged co-conspirators include several attorneys and a Justice Department official. The sweeping indictment, based on the investigation by special counsel Jack Smith, charges Trump with four felony counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-indicted-charges-related-efforts-overturn-2020-election/story?id=101612810



LINK TO INDICTMENT - https://www.scribd.com/document/662462402/Trump-Indictment#

(PDF) - https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23893878/trump-dc-indictment.pdf






Article updated.

Previous article/headlines -

Former President Donald Trump -- already facing two indictments -- now faces a third set of charges after a grand jury handed up a wide-ranging indictment against him, alleging he undertook a "criminal scheme" to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Prosecutors say the alleged scheme, which allegedly involved six unnamed co-conspirators, included enlisting a slate of so-called "fake electors" targeting several states, using the Justice Department to conduct "sham election crime investigations," enlisting the vice president to "alter the election results." and doubling down on false claims as the Jan. 6 riot ensued.

The six alleged co-conspirators include several attorneys and a Justice Department official. The sweeping indictment, based on the investigation by special counsel Jack Smith, charges Trump with four felony counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

The indictment alleges that Trump knew that the claims he advanced about the election, specifically in Arizona and Georgia, were false -- yet he repeated them for months. "Despite having lost, the Defendant was determined to remain in power," the indictment reads. "So for more than two months following election day on November 3, 2020, the Defendant spread lies that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the election and that he had actually won."



Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges related to special counsel Jack Smith's probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The sweeping indictment charges Trump with four counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

The alleged conspiracies include enlisting a slate of so-called "fake electors" targeting several states, using the Justice Department to conduct "sham election crime investigations," enlisting the vice president to "alter the election results." and doubling down on false claims as the Jan. 6 riot ensued.

The indictment alleges that Trump knew that the claims he advanced about the election, specifically in Arizona and Georgia, were false -- yet he repeated them for months. There are also six unnamed co-conspirators, including multiple attorneys and a Justice Department official.

"Despite having lost, the Defendant was determined to remain in power," the indictment reads. "So for more than two months following election day on November 3, 2020, the Defendant spread lies that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the election and that he had actually won."



Trump indicted on charges related to efforts to overturn 2020 election

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges related to special counsel Jack Smith's probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Trump has been charged with four counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. There are also six unnamed co-conspirators.

It marks the third time the former president has been indicted on criminal charges, following his indictment last month in the special counsel's probe into his handling of classified materials after leaving office, and his indictment in April on New York state charges of falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Trump, who has decried the probes as political witch hunts, pleaded not guilty to all charges in both those cases. In the history of the country, no president or former president had ever been indicted prior to Trump's first indictment in April.



Original article/headline -

Trump indicted on charges related to efforts to overturn 2020 election: Sources

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges related to special counsel Jack Smith's probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election, sources with direct knowledge tell ABC News.

It marks the third time the former president has been indicted on criminal charges, following his indictment last month in the special counsel's probe into his handling of classified materials after leaving office, and his indictment in April on New York state charges of falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Trump, who has decried the probes as political witch hunts, pleaded not guilty to all charges in both those cases. In the history of the country, no president or former president had ever been indicted prior to Trump's first indictment in April.

Trump was informed by Smith on July 16 that he was a target in the election probe, in a letter that sources said mentioned three federal statutes: conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States, deprivation of rights under a civil rights statute, and tampering with a witness, victim or an informant.

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Fuck yeah Mysterian Aug 2023 #1
YES YES YES YES YES ShazzieB Aug 2023 #2
😄😄😄 Oh, yeah! OMG! electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #77
lol.. Look how far we've come since Cha Aug 2023 #87
YES!! gademocrat7 Aug 2023 #3
May traitortrump never have another peaceful night. Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2023 #4
POP THE BUBBLY!! lastlib Aug 2023 #5
I haven't experienced such giddiness and excitement and happiness...... lastlib Aug 2023 #102
Oh, almost to the day?!!! 😄😄😄 Gotta great little resignation story... electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #141
Woohoo!!!!!! BigmanPigman Aug 2023 #6
Pop-fuckin'-corn!!!! rubbersole Aug 2023 #7
Champagne for everyone! Oopsie Daisy Aug 2023 #8
CNN: JUST IN: Donald Trump has been indicted in special counsel's 2020 election interference probe riversedge Aug 2023 #9
Time to break out my indictment whisky! Wild blueberry Aug 2023 #10
YESSSSSSSSS! MontanaMama Aug 2023 #11
PRESIDING DISTRICT JUDGE -- TANYA S CHUTKAN (Obama) ancianita Aug 2023 #12
JACK SMITH'S INDICTMENT DOCUMENT ancianita Aug 2023 #24
Thanks for this! ShazzieB Aug 2023 #79
Welcome! ancianita Aug 2023 #148
Thank you ancianita RussBLib Aug 2023 #116
Welcome, Russ. ancianita Aug 2023 #149
Thank you! Kid Berwyn Aug 2023 #122
Welcome! ancianita Aug 2023 #150
Who are the co-conspirators....the linked article doesn't specify. n/t iluvtennis Aug 2023 #27
A few are mentioned on tv right now. ancianita Aug 2023 #33
OK, turning on MSNBC now. Thank you. n/t iluvtennis Aug 2023 #37
THIS!!☝️ who these traitors are is the million $ question onetexan Aug 2023 #38
Mahalo for Both Posts!! Cha Aug 2023 #90
Here is the judge BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #117
Awesome, thanks! She's well regarded for her notable rulings. Here are a few from wikipedia... ancianita Aug 2023 #119
Oh boy BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #120
AND THIS FACT: Chutkan is the only federal judge in Washington, D.C. who has sentenced Jan. 6 ancianita Aug 2023 #124
And she looks like she BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #129
Her legal background is as a public defender, too Deminpenn Aug 2023 #146
No way out for this goddamn traitor now. Joinfortmill Aug 2023 #13
I just don't get it...... AZ8theist Aug 2023 #14
(at least at the outset) he didn't think he could win speak easy Aug 2023 #60
You've obviously never dealt with a malignant narcissist ExWhoDoesntCare Aug 2023 #75
I tell people InstantGratification Aug 2023 #155
Or he had to run for president because Putin told him to do so. Lonestarblue Aug 2023 #61
Oh good grief ExWhoDoesntCare Aug 2023 #86
For crying out loud, the "russia, russia, russia" gotta stop BlueIn_W_Pa Aug 2023 #96
Are you saying Trump didn't conspire with Russia? AZ8theist Aug 2023 #99
I'm saying Russia has nothing to do with what's going on here BlueIn_W_Pa Aug 2023 #101
His "minions".. AZ8theist Aug 2023 #140
Has Jack Smith said that? former9thward Aug 2023 #121
NOBODY has made those charges, and that's the problem. AZ8theist Aug 2023 #123
Dotard MorbidButterflyTat Aug 2023 #132
Yu are right 3auld6phart Aug 2023 #92
Champagne for me, real pain for him!!!! Maeve Aug 2023 #15
Trump in a few minutes..."It was a perfect attempted coup" Bengus81 Aug 2023 #16
YAASS!!! Oh, it's a happy day!!! iluvtennis Aug 2023 #17
. wnylib Aug 2023 #18
May the SOB be convicted on all counts and die in prison. How about the lies during the pandemic? Evolve Dammit Aug 2023 #19
Red, red wine BEFORE DINNER...YES! Backseat Driver Aug 2023 #20
YES YES YES!! Playingmantis Aug 2023 #21
6 co-conspiritors Marthe48 Aug 2023 #22
Yes, but unindicted ones Deminpenn Aug 2023 #29
ty for clarifying :) Marthe48 Aug 2023 #32
It is at least possible that the six unindicted co-conspirators are cooperating witnesses. TomSlick Aug 2023 #107
Here are the co-conspirators Deminpenn Aug 2023 #109
We shall see. TomSlick Aug 2023 #112
IMO, they will all be charged in a seperate, subsequent indictment Deminpenn Aug 2023 #145
A real possibility. TomSlick Aug 2023 #160
Do you think Scott Perry could be Deminpenn Aug 2023 #23
Take that, you lying, dictator wannabe POS! lillypaddle Aug 2023 #25
Exactly Roc2020 Aug 2023 #39
Here are the $ counts in the Trump indictment: riversedge Aug 2023 #26
I really hate to ask ... SomewhereInTheMiddle Aug 2023 #159
Keeping my Champaign chilled Mr.Bill Aug 2023 #28
agree...but in the meantime, perhaps a nice glass of wine..... bahboo Aug 2023 #34
This is a wonderful feeling ColinC Aug 2023 #30
He is a stain on the nation. He earned this. Torchlight Aug 2023 #31
Yes he deserves to get Indited Roc2020 Aug 2023 #35
i saw it coming the day barbtries Aug 2023 #76
Hillary was so right she needs an apology Roc2020 Aug 2023 #83
including me. barbtries Aug 2023 #93
Yeah. I saw it when the pro-Orange Nazi shit started showing up in public places (2015). Evolve Dammit Aug 2023 #113
None of this surprises me, at all. yardwork Aug 2023 #128
And we can assume that J_William_Ryan Aug 2023 #36
J6 occurred in DC. This should be on DC's federal court's docket onetexan Aug 2023 #43
Let this be the end of him! NoSheep Aug 2023 #40
America's Biggest Loser loses again. What a Chump. Hassler Aug 2023 #41
EAT SHIT, FUCKING TRAITOR! orangecrush Aug 2023 #42
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Novara Aug 2023 #44
It is a shame some GOP members of Congress aren't included. LiberalFighter Aug 2023 #45
Scott Perry, for one Deminpenn Aug 2023 #147
Finally. SergeStorms Aug 2023 #46
If a politician is indicted for a crime Shermann Aug 2023 #95
Today's my BD (for real) so this is the best BD gift i got today!! onetexan Aug 2023 #47
Happy Birthday, Tex! 🥳 SergeStorms Aug 2023 #49
For sure! When he's hauled off to jail that will be the second best day. onetexan Aug 2023 #50
You bet. SergeStorms Aug 2023 #53
Extra Happy Birthday! 😄🎉🎉 electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #88
In deed! Thanks!😁 onetexan Aug 2023 #91
The judge is a Black woman Novara Aug 2023 #48
Appointed by Obama, I believe. SergeStorms Aug 2023 #51
You're right - appointed by Obama Novara Aug 2023 #64
Baaahahahahaaaaaaa! 😄 Sometimes Justice AND (Wonderful) Irony walk hand in hand! electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #84
I think I like that part the best. llmart Aug 2023 #152
And she's been harder on Jan 6 defendants than any other judge Novara Aug 2023 #158
And did she come in on the Mothership? Black, a woman, and an Obama pick. That will burn Trump. Botany Aug 2023 #157
Fani is upset. She can't find a clear day on Donnie's calendar that doesn't Wonder Why Aug 2023 #52
Pile it on. Bury the fucker. Auggie Aug 2023 #54
I lost track of the charges and indictments Marthe48 Aug 2023 #55
I've likewise lost count Orrex Aug 2023 #59
3 indictments, 78 charges (so far) BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #103
Thank you! Marthe48 Aug 2023 #105
Most welcome! BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #106
More, more, more. How do you like it, how do you like it? (more, more, more) Solly Mack Aug 2023 #56
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!N/T Upthevibe Aug 2023 #57
FAFO Botany Aug 2023 #58
Honestly, this is as big a thing as Magna Carta, to limit the power of the sovereign bucolic_frolic Aug 2023 #62
Well said! Marthe48 Aug 2023 #71
Merry Indictment Day Hassler Aug 2023 #63
😄😄👍 go out and get a little tree, or a wreath and hang some miniature Scales of Justice on it😄 electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #94
Omg! Is this IT?!!! Out most of the day (nice day!) but iz Extra Tired. Comprehension a bit off😄 electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #65
RACHEL, TONIGHT, 8:00 PM, MSNBC AverageOldGuy Aug 2023 #66
Would any of these four indictments prevent Trump from holding public office if he is found guilty? Lonestarblue Aug 2023 #67
Fantastic! Keep 'em coming! 🍾🥂 crickets Aug 2023 #68
Happy Smithmas, y'all bluescribbler Aug 2023 #69
And now this from New York!!!! AverageOldGuy Aug 2023 #70
From here BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #104
Yes The one we've been waiting for. Nululu Aug 2023 #72
The ONLY THING that could make this better . . . AverageOldGuy Aug 2023 #73
Wow! Holy eff'n crackers! It's happened at last! Weeeehaaa! You can't run, and you can't hide No Mo' electric_blue68 Aug 2023 #74
BOOM! Scrivener7 Aug 2023 #78
Suck it rethugs! flamingdem Aug 2023 #80
Pay close attention to those charges and note what isn't there jmowreader Aug 2023 #81
🍾 IrishAfricanAmerican Aug 2023 #82
Historic day. J_William_Ryan Aug 2023 #85
Happy indictment day everyone liberal N proud Aug 2023 #89
May this be the stake through his heart tonekat Aug 2023 #97
I wish I could party and get drunk but that's kind of hard to do with only orange pop. Nt yaesu Aug 2023 #98
One of the days we ALL been waiting for! (makes the other ones easier to wait on) bluestarone Aug 2023 #100
Lock him up!!!!! Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2023 #108
How Fox News will handle it. Shoonra Aug 2023 #110
According to them it's election interference. Demobrat Aug 2023 #114
Yet again, this underscores why it's so important to elect democrats up and down the ticket ffr Aug 2023 #111
Cart before the horse The Grand Illuminist Aug 2023 #115
To all those who swore it would never happen-- leave your DemocraticPatriot Aug 2023 #118
A billion days and counting ;) speak easy Aug 2023 #125
It has not been a billion days.... DemocraticPatriot Aug 2023 #126
really? speak easy Aug 2023 #127
Maybe you better reset your clocks and calendars, DemocraticPatriot Aug 2023 #130
look it up on DU speak easy Aug 2023 #133
Still NOT a "billion days".... DemocraticPatriot Aug 2023 #134
irony is lost speak easy Aug 2023 #137
Irony cannot be lost, before it is found.... DemocraticPatriot Aug 2023 #139
A billion days would have started over 2.7 million years ago Snooper9 Aug 2023 #166
How many years IS a "billion days" ?? DemocraticPatriot Aug 2023 #136
Yesssss! burrowowl Aug 2023 #131
k&r & a must bookmarking! these screen shots are priceless! nt orleans Aug 2023 #135
Fuck that fat piece of shit Blue Owl Aug 2023 #138
SWEET!!! calimary Aug 2023 #142
The indictment is . . . AverageOldGuy Aug 2023 #143
And ain't that delicious! Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2023 #165
Trump got Jacked Kennah Aug 2023 #144
Unless there is a conviction, and we win in 2024, our Democracy will likely not survive JohnSJ Aug 2023 #151
Had to grab these headlines today BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #153
Jack Smith is being kind SpankMe Aug 2023 #154
I think Lawrence Tribe (among others) BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #156
Isn't there some kind of saying? Novara Aug 2023 #161
I think all prosecutors follow that credos BumRushDaShow Aug 2023 #162
Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! BlueWavePsych Aug 2023 #163
KnR Hekate Aug 2023 #164
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