Donald Trump 2020 Election Conspiracy Case Explained

Donald Trump 2020 Election Conspiracy Case Explained

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted former President Donald Trump last week for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election.

Here you all the details of the Conspiracy

Donald Trump 2020 Election Conspiracy Case Explained

The charges against Donald Trump in the 2020 election case include conspiracy to defraud the Government, witness tampering, conspiracy against citizens’ voting rights, and obstruction of and an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding.

The four-count 45-page indictment in the case is built with the help of information provided by Trump’s advisors, White House lawyers, and others in Trump’s inner circle who told the former President that there was no fraud in the 2020 election.

Also, readDonald Trump discusses indictments during his campaign speech

The indictment alleges a weeks-long conspiracy of Trump to change electoral votes from Biden to Trump. It states how Trump pushed fraud claims (although he knew them to be fake) about the election, pressured state and federal officials to change the election results, and provoked a violent attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

According to the recent report, special counsel Jack Smith, investigating Trump’s attempt to stay in power in 2020, and other prosecutors involved in Trump’s 2020 election conspiracy case, have requested the federal judge to have the case trials by January 2, 2024, two weeks ahead of the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

Also, read, Could the new charges against Trump disqualify him from running for president in 2024?

In their court filing on Thursday, Prosecutors noted, “That specific date is of particular significance here, where the defendant, a former president, is charged with conspiring to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election, obstruct the certification of the election results, and discount citizens’ legitimate votes.”

Prosecutors have also urged U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, overseeing Trump’s 2020 election conspiracy case, to address the issue at a pre-determined August 28 trial date and said “minimal” classified information is involved in the election case.

Also, read Georgia judge denies Trump’s motion to dismiss charges

Smith’s team is prepared with all its discovery in the case and is ready to disclose most of the evidence it plans to use in the trials to Trump by the end of August. The prosecutor’s team has also estimated a 4-6 week trial to present the evidence in the case against Trump.

Responding to the news, Trump’s spokesperson accused the Justice Department and Smith of ‘blatantly playing political games.’

Trump 2020 Election Conspiracy Case Explained

In a Truth Social post on Thursday, Trump wrote, “These Fake Indictments against me didn’t come down from heaven, they came from the most corrupt President in the history of the United States, Crooked Joe Biden, in order to Rig & Steal another Election. They shouldn’t even be allowed to go forward. They are all about Election Interference and getting even with the Republicans for the Congressional Hearings currently taking place that show Joe Biden is a CROOK!.”

While the prosecutors in Trump’s 2020 election fraud case want to initiate the trials soon, ahead of the 2024 primaries, the former President has left no stone unturned to push the trials after the 2024 Presidential election.

Also, read Trump’s lawyers discuss potential indictment with the special counsel.”

Even Trump and his legal team have reportedly bid to move his 2020 election conspiracy trials out of Washington, claiming he cannot get a fair trial and justice in the Democratic-dominated nation’s capital.

If the federal judge agrees to the prosecutor’s request to initiate Trump’s 2020 election case trials in January, it will place Trump on trial three times in the first half of the 2024 Presidential election.

Trump, who leads the GOP nomination as per several polls, will face a trial in March related to New York State charges of falsifying business documents to hide hush money payments to an adult actress to silence her on an affair with Trump during the 2016 election.

The former President will also face separate hearings in May in Florida for his alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence after leaving the White House in 2021.

Trump has denied wrongdoing in all the cases, including the 2020 election conspiracy case. He has constantly claimed the charges in all cases as politically motivated to hurt his 2024 campaign as he leads for the Presidential nomination against his rivals in early-voting states.

In United States history, Trump is the first former President to face criminal charges. If he is found guilty in all the cases, he could face decades of imprisonment.

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