Former United States President Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his involvement in the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.
The indictment accuses Trump of illegally attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
It states that Trump spread false claims of election fraud for more than two months following the election, despite knowing they were false.
These claims were intended to create mistrust and anger, and erode public faith in the election administration.
The indictment includes four felony counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruct an official proceeding.
Trump has dismissed the allegations and criticized the timing of the indictment, claiming it is an attempt to interfere with his campaign for the 2024 presidential election.
This article was updated 1 month ago