The latest Trump indictment names 6 co-conspirators. Here’s what we know

Former President Donald Trump is the only person charged in an alleged scheme to overturn the 2020 election results, but six co-conspirators are named in the indictment.

Legal proceedings: Trump is expected to make his first court appearance in a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C, even though he’s not the only one involved in the alleged conspiracy.
* Six other individuals are listed by federal prosecutors as key figures in the alleged plot but have not yet been criminally charged or officially named.
* Trump allies Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman have identified themselves as co-conspirators 1 and 2, respectively.

Identifying other co-conspirators: There is speculation about the identities of the remaining co-conspirators due to clues in the indictment.
* Information in the indictment matches certain details related to key supporters of Trump’s campaign and post-election efforts to overturn the results, including attorney Sidney Powell and former U.S. Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark.

Why are they not named: Lawyers speculate that to keep the case straightforward, the prosecutors have refrained from naming all involved.
* Former federal prosecutor, Leslie Caldwell, suggested that naming all co-defendants would lengthen the trial significantly, which could impede its completion in a timely manner.
* She doubts that these unnamed individuals will cooperate given their actions so far.

Defense of the co-conspirators: One of Eastman’s attorneys, Harvey Silverglate, maintains Eastman’s innocence.
* Eastman’s legal team arrived at the conclusion that he was one of the co-conspirators through information available in the court documents.
* Silverglate argues that Eastman merely gave legal advice to Trump and was not informed by federal investigators that he was a target of the prosecutors.

Alleged co-conspirator activities: The indictment details activities that suggest the possible identities of the other unnamed co-conspirators.
* Co-conspirator 3 is an attorney known for spreading baseless claims of election fraud.
* Co-conspirators 4 and 5 are a Justice Department official and an attorney who both tried to use the Justice Department to open sham election crime investigations.
* Co-conspirator 6 is a political consultant who assisted in implementing a plan to submit fraudulent slates of presidential electors.

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