The former occupant of the White House was indicted on Tuesday by the special prosecutor investigating his attempts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, won by Joe Biden.
In his own way, Donald Trump continues to make history in the United States. The former president was indicted on Tuesday in the case of electoral interference in the 2020 US presidential election. This is the third indictment of the Republican billionaire, who is embroiled in scandals a year ahead of another presidential election that he hopes to win.
A few minutes before this announcement made by several American media, including ABC and the New York Times, Donald Trump had said that he was expecting such a decision.
For his part, the special prosecutor announced that he wanted a “trial without delay”. According to him, the assault on the Capitol was encouraged by Trump’s “lies” The front-runner in the Republican primaries for next year’s election has been charged with “conspiracy against the State of the United States”, obstructing an official proceeding and interfering with electoral rights following an investigation overseen by special prosecutor Jack Smith.
The 45-page indictment was published by several US and international media outlets. Donald Trump is due to appear before a judge in Washington this Thursday at 4pm (10pm Paris time) to be formally indicted.
When questioned by CNN, the White House declined to comment.
“A witch hunt”
On Truth Social, Donald Trump took offence at the “attempt” by the “Biden family to interfere in the 2024 presidential election”. Denouncing a “witch-hunt” that he compared to “the Nazi regime in the 1930s, the Soviet Union and other dictatorships and authoritarian regimes”, he asserted that he had always respected the law and the Constitution.
On 6 January 2021, thousands of Donald Trump supporters sowed chaos and violence in Washington’s Capitol, the temple of American democracy, as elected representatives certified the victory of his rival Joe Biden in the presidential election.