Former President Donald Trump has been charged with four felony counts related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Charges details: Trump was indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, witness tampering, conspiracy against the citizen’s rights, and obstruction of an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding.
* These charges were uncovered two weeks after Trump stated he might be facing federals charges in relation to the investigation into the U.S Capitol breach on January 6, 2021.
Legal background: This development adds to the mounting legal issues Trump is facing, potentially influencing the upcoming presidential election.
* Apart from these charges, Trump is also dealing with federal charges over allegedly obstructing an investigation into classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort.
* The former president is also embroiled in a criminal investigation over accounting for hush money payments in Manhattan, a defamation lawsuit filed by writer E. Jean Carroll, and a grand jury investigation in Georgia over his attempts to overturn the election results.
The aftermath: Trump and his campaign were involved in numerous lawsuits in states the former president lost, despite courts continually rejecting fraud claims from his team.
* The House Jan. 6 Committee revealed that between election day and January 6, 2021, Trump raised nearly $250 million.
* Despite being rebuffed by then Vice President Mike Pence on January 6, 2021, Trump continued to push election fraud claims resulting in his supporters storming the Capitol, leading to over 1,000 arrests.
Note: The story is still developing and will receive more updates.
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