Former President Donald Trump has been charged with four felony counts in connection with his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The charges are:
- Conspiracy to defraud the United States
- Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding
- Obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding
- Conspiracy against rights
Trump has been summoned to appear in court in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. This is the third time that Trump has been indicted on criminal charges. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the two other cases, decrying the investigations as political witch hunts. He continues to insist that the 2020 vote was rigged and, speaking to ABC News on Tuesday, described the latest charges as a “pile-on” and “election interference.”
The charges against Trump stem from his efforts to pressure state officials to overturn the results of the election, as well as his role in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. If convicted, Trump could face up to 20 years in prison.