Trump was charged with three charges in the attack on the Capitol

Former US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the charges being prepared against him for the 2021 Capitol storming. A letter from Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith says the politician violated three federal laws, NBC News reported, citing lawyers.

For example, Trump could be accused of conspiring to defraud the United States in trying to cancel the 2020 presidential election and influencing witnesses. He is also suspected of willful disenfranchisement under the guise of law enforcement.

The letter is of a warning nature. Trump received it on Sunday and had four days to testify. The grand jury will decide whether to accept the charges proposed by the Ministry of Justice. However, this does not mean that these points will be assigned to Trump. It is also possible that there will be more.

Trump himself said that such a letter “almost always means arrest and indictment.” Upon receiving the notice, he announced an unprecedented attack on his lawyers. The politician called the situation surrounding him a “witch hunt” aimed at preventing him from participating in the presidential election.

As noted New York TimesTrump may try to convince the jury to drop all charges, but he will most likely refuse to appear before the grand jury, taking advantage of the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibits testifying under duress against him.

The storming of the Capitol took place on January 6, 2021. Trump supporters rushed to Congress to prevent the approval of the results of the November 2020 presidential election, which was won by Joe Biden. Five people were killed, including a police officer.

In June 2022, a congressional select committee found that Trump attempted to rig the election results and then have their results revoked, which sparked a riot and stormed the Capitol. In conclusion, it was said that the former president not only “heated up” the situation, but also led the crowd of supporters, using Twitter for this.

The committee recommended that Trump be prosecuted for “inciting sedition.” If he is charged under this section, he may lose his right to stand for public office.


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