Conspiracy, obstruction, fraud: the potential charges facing Trump

Former US President Donald Trump faces potential charges, including conspiracy to defraud, obstruction of an official proceeding, and deprivation of rights, as the investigation into his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election nears completion. Trump expects to be arrested and indicted soon.

Trump says he expects to be indicted in Capitol riot probe

Former US President Donald Trump said he expects to be charged for the January 6 Capitol attack, adding to his legal troubles as he eyes another White House run. He is already facing criminal charges for mishandling classified documents. The exact charges for 6 January are not clear.

Trump criticized by Republican opponents over docs case

Top Republicans, including Mike Pence and Asa Hutchinson, criticized Donald Trump’s handling of classified information, with Mark Esper also condemning him, as rivals prepare for the 2024 race. The comments come after Trump’s indictment for mishandling sensitive secrets.

Before a federal judge, Trump denies mishandling US secrets

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to multiple criminal counts, including mishandling classified information, in his first court appearance. Trump dismissed the charges as politically motivated and accused President Biden of interference in the 2024 election. The indictment alleges that Trump violated the Espionage Act and conspired to obstruct investigators. Despite mounting legal woes, Trump remains the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican primary, with strong backing from Republican voters.

Trump’s own words used to build case against him

US prosecutors built their case against former President Donald Trump using his own words and notes from his lawyers. The indictment accuses Trump of hoarding classified documents and endangering national security. It relies heavily on statements made by Trump, including instances where he disclosed confidential information to individuals without security clearances. Trump’s meetings with his lawyers are also recounted, with notes suggesting an effort to mislead investigators. Trump is set to appear in a federal court in Miami.

Trump lawyer: Docs were de-classified or ‘mementos’

Donald Trump’s lawyer argued that his federal charges for mishandling secret documents are politically motivated. Trump faces 37 charges, including violations of the Espionage Act, but his lawyer claims he did nothing wrong and won’t admit guilt. Former Attorney General Bill Barr stated that if even half the indictment is true, Trump is in serious trouble. The charges carry up to 20 years in prison, and Trump’s defiance and support among Republicans highlight the country’s political polarization.

Trump says has been indicted in classified documents probe

Former US President Donald Trump announced on his platform Truth Social that he has been indicted over his handling of classified documents after leaving office. This marks a significant legal threat as criminal investigations jeopardize his potential second term bid. The Justice Department has not confirmed Trump’s assertion, but some media outlets have reported the indictment. Trump is scheduled to appear in federal court on Tuesday in Miami. This follows previous charges for hush money payments to a porn star and ongoing investigations into the Capitol riot and election overturn attempts.

Trump foe Christie launches presidential run

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie joined the 2024 White House race, positioning himself as a formidable opponent to frontrunner Donald Trump. Christie, known for his sharp criticisms of Trump, emphasized the former president’s self-obsession and dishonesty. With a crowded field, Christie’s campaign could garner significant attention and pose a challenge to Trump’s dominance in the polls. However, Trump dismissed Christie’s announcement as rambling and predicted rejection in New Hampshire. The race also sees former running mates Christie and Mike Pence becoming rivals, adding to the intriguing dynamics.

Ex-writer who sued Trump seeks new damages for CNN comments

Former US columnist E. Jean Carroll seeks new damages from Donald Trump, alleging further defamation after a civil jury found him liable for sexual abuse. Trump’s comments, calling Carroll a “whack job” and dismissing her claims, are deemed defamatory. Carroll’s lawyers argue for substantial punitive damages to deter Trump and others from engaging in further defamation. The amended complaint is part of a separate defamation case, delayed by battles over presidential immunity.

Trump civil rape trial hears closing arguments

Closing arguments were heard in a civil trial where ex-president Donald Trump is accused of rape and defamation by former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll. Carroll’s lawyers urged the jury to hold Trump accountable for the alleged assault, while Trump’s lawyer argued there was no evidence and accused Carroll of trying to derail Trump’s political aspirations. The trial marks the first time Trump could be legally liable for a sexual assault allegation if found guilty. Trump faces multiple legal challenges as he seeks to run for president again in 2024.