Former President Donald Trump returns to Washington to face charges for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 election and block the peaceful transfer of power.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump was arraigned and formally charged on Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
Trump pled not guilty to four charges, alleging he conspired to overturn the 2020 presidential election. This is the third criminal case against the former president who also faces charges in New York and Florida.
Joining the discussion:
- Joel Rubin is a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.
- Bill Crane is a political analyst and columnist.
- Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.
- Jeff Swartz is a Professor of Constitutional Law at Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University. He’s also a former prosecutor, defense attorney and judge.
BREAKING: Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy charges accusing him of plotting to subvert the will of voters and overturn his 2020 election loss. It's the third criminal case he is facing as he seeks reelection. https://t.co/5L1f9SznuF
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 3, 2023
Donald Trump gave a short statement to the press on an airport tarmac after he pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he conspired to remain in office despite his 2020 election loss. Reporters afterward had no chance to ask questions. https://t.co/V1dB0QpBF1 pic.twitter.com/hf9llp2SL9
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 3, 2023