Donald Trump on Thursday, he was charged and pleaded not guilty to a number of criminal offenses. If this sounds familiar, it’s because he’s done it for the third time since April for all sorts of alleged criminal acts, including hush payments to a porn star and willfully concealing confidential documents, as well as a possible conspiracy to obstruct justice. In this caseToday’s plea of not guilty was in response to the fact that the Justice Department charged him with trying to cancel the 2020 elections.accusing him of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct official proceedings, obstruction and attempt to obstruct official proceedings, and conspiracy against rights.
The four counts alone, if found guilty, could lead to decades in prison; a conviction for obstruction of a formal proceeding carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Judge randomly assigned to an election case Tanya Chutkan, handed down one of the harshest sentences among his peers when it comes to the defendants on 6 January. In a ruling last year, he said, “It’s not patriotism, it’s not America’s defense to defend a man who knows full well he’s lost instead of the Constitution he was trying to overthrow.” “In 2021, it ruled that a Jan. 6 panel could access documents from Trump’s time in the White House — a decision that was upheld by an appeals court — stating that “presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not president.” .
Trump naturally spent the days following the indictment ranting on Truth Social about how he was being unfairly targeted and alleging election interference. He also unreasonably suggested that Joe Biden ordered the Attorney General Merrick Garland charge him with “every crime you can think of” as punishment for doing well in the polls. (Apart from this, he also seems to have assumed that he would use the Justice Department to hunt down his enemies if he won a second term, writing, “COMING SOON IN 2024, OUR TURN COMES.”) Before the trial, he wrote in Truth Social, social network he founded after he was removed from Twitter after the uprising: “Now I’m going to WASHINGTON, D.C. to be arrested for challenging the corrupt, rigged and stolen. THIS IS A GREAT HONOR BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR YOU. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!” (Throughout his indictments and the criminal investigations that preceded them, Trump tried to convince his followers that they, too, were at risk of being prosecuted for the various crimes he is accused of.)
It is currently unclear when Trump will actually face trial for attempting to cancel the election. Special Advisor Jack Smith said it should be a “quick process,” as Trump’s lawyer said Wednesday Savanna Guthrie From Today that Trump should be given “years” to prepare his defense. In the case of the classified documents, the former president’s legal team asked the judge to postpone the trial until after the election, which the judge rejected (trial scheduled for May 2024). The dirty money trial is scheduled for March next year.
Of course, these are not the only legal issues the ex-man faces. There is also a strong possibility that the Fulton County District Attorney’s office will soon file criminal charges against him for trying to cancel the 2020 election in Georgia. Fulton County Sheriff Tuesday Pat Labat stated that if Trump were to be charged, his hearing would include one feature that the previous three did not have: a photograph. “Unless someone tells me otherwise, we are following our usual practice and therefore, regardless of your status, we will have a shot ready for you,” Labat said.
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