45-Page Indictment Rattles Arrogant U.S. Prexy 45, Donald Trump
The indictment of Donald Trump last week marks the first time that a defeated former president has been formally held accountable for trying to overturn his 2020 election defeat, Sarah Naffa reported for the Associated Press (AP).
Photo Insert: The 45th president of the US was allegedly “rattled” when he heard the news about the grand jury’s indictment.
The four-count, 45-page indictment charges Republican Trump with conspiring to defraud the US by preventing Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's victory and to deprive voters of their right to a fair election, Sarah N. Lynch, Jacqueline Thomsen and Andrew Goudsward also reported for Reuters.
Trump was ordered to make an initial appearance in federal court in Washington on Thursday. The case has been assigned to US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was appointed by Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.
The indictment details a clear and chilling alleged plot to subvert the will of voters in 2020 and to sever the chain of voluntary transfers of power between presidents inaugurated by George Washington leaving his nation to “command its own fortunes” when he declined a new term in 1796, Stephen Collinson stressed in an analysis for CNN.
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times also reported that Trump was “rattled” when he heard the news about the grand jury’s indictment.