Trump pleads not guilty to all charges relating to 2020 election results

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By CASEY HARPER | THE CENTER SQUARE

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to all charges related to his role in protesting the 2020 election results.

Trump was indicted for the third time this week. According to the latest indictment, Trump faces four federal charges related to his contesting the 2020 election and connection to the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the U.S. Capitol building.

The indictment charges include conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, obstruction, and conspiracy against rights.

The former president is the current frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024 by a wide margin.

Trump appeared before Magistrate Judge Moxila Upadhyaya at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. about 4 p.m. eastern Thursday.

“This is election interference at its finest against the leading candidate right now for president for either party,” Trump’s legal spokesperson Alina Habba told reporters outside the courthouse Thursday. “President Trump is under siege in a way that we have never seen before.”

Outside the courthouse, Trump’s supporters and detractors gathered with signs while authorities stood guard.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia released a 45-page indictment of the former president earlier this week. 

“Look, it’s not my fault that my political opponent in the Democrat Party, Crooked Joe Biden, has told his Attorney General to charge the leading (by far!) Republican Nominee & former President of the United States, me, with as many crimes as can be concocted so that he is forced to spend large amounts of time & money to defend himself,” Trump wrote on Truth Social Thursday.

“The Dems don’t want to run against me or they would not be doing this unprecedented weaponization of ‘Justice,'” he added. “BUT SOON, IN 2024, IT WILL BE OUR TURN. MAGA!”

Trump also has recently been indicted in two unrelated cases related to payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels and his handling and retention of classified documents after his time as president.

Trump blasted the latest indictment after it was released, calling it part of a “witch hunt.” His team argues the string of court dates will slow down Trump’s campaigning for president.

“I AM NOW GOING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., TO BE ARRESTED FOR HAVING CHALLENGED A CORRUPT, RIGGED, & STOLEN ELECTION,” Trump wrote on Truth Social Thursday. “IT IS A GREAT HONOR, BECAUSE I AM BEING ARRESTED FOR YOU. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

Republicans were quick to criticize the indictment as well, saying it is politically motivated while Biden avoids charges for his own alleged overseas deals with his son, Hunter.

“The American people are smart and they see Biden’s lies and corruption. President Trump has never been in a stronger political position,” U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., said on social media just before the arraignment.

Democrats, though, have backed the indictment, characterizing it as a solemn day for the country.

“This indictment is the most serious and most consequential thus far and will stand as a stark reminder to generations of Americans that no one, including a president of the United States, is above the law,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said in a joint statement earlier this week. “The legal process must continue to move forward without any outside interference.”

42 COMMENTS

  1. I hope that we can all agree that it is essential that the corrupt, incompetent, and demented Joe Biden be removed from office. To win this presidential election in an increasingly liberal country the conservatives are going to have to not alienate independents and some that are slightly left of center. Trump has proven that he can not win the popular vote. Twice he has lost the popular vote, once to Hillary Clinton, and once to Joe Biden. With all the baggage Trump brings, he nearly guarantees the loss of the critical voters we need to get a Republican elected. Trump is not even conservative. Trump spent recklessly and increased our national debt by $7 trillion. Trump is too old. We need a decent conservative who can win. Four more years of Biden and his open borders and the USA will no longer be much of a country.

  2. He has paid 40 million in legal fees thus far for this crazy Democrat persecution. He never took a penny to serve as President. There were many attempts on his life and yet he continues to want to secure and defend your rights. He loves his nation and countrymen that much. Who else would do this for you?

  3. This is lawfare at its finest. Classic Banana Republic crap.

    Seems the progressives have decided to save “Democracy” they intend to destroy it.

  4. I’ve already read Trump is gonna go scorched earth against the DOJ if elected.

    If it happens, they brought it on themselves.

  5. It’s extraordinarily fascinating how every time the Biden family gets in trouble this summer, the DOJ goes after Trump…

    The very next day. Literally, the very next day.

    Anyone who genuinely thinks this is pure coincidence is either mentally deficient or actively denying reality to scratch their itch.

  6. If you think Biden has “weaponized” the DOJ and FBI, just wait and see what will happen if Trump gets back in the White House.

    • Won’t be near the circus – DJT will focus on restoring the nation and building the economy. Media won’t let him create a circus over firing DOJ, unless they can spin it left. Clean house he will – quietly.

    • That, right there is the reason for not crossing that line. The next administration will use it against you, time 10.
      But, hey… here we are with the Dems using the DOJ to target their political enemies…

  7. 2023 has been interesting on the coincidence front…
    ….
    3/17 – Hunter admits laptop
    3/18 – Trump indictment news
    .
    6/8 – FBI doc alleges Biden bribe
    6/9 – Trump indicted
    .
    7/26 – Hunter plea deal collapses
    7/27 – Trump indicted
    .
    7/31 – Devon Archer testifies
    8/1 – Trump indicted

      • Cman, honestly do you really believe what you wrote above? Come on man… I’m not even a Trumpanzie and it’s plainly obvious that these indictments are used to control the news cycle every time another criminal Biden family revelation is made.
        You are smarter than that Sir. Pull your grape out of your tailpipe once in a while and use that brain of yours, honestly…

      • Sorry, I missed something.
        Where did I imply any causation? In fact, I specifically used the word coincidence.
        .
        But, so far you have not exactly demonstrated adult level reading comprehension skills. I am not surprised you invented something that was not there.

  8. Keep up these ridiculously bogus prosecutions! Whilst the real criminals go free to destroy this country. Trump is more popular than ever! TRUMP 2024🇺🇸💯

  9. Nothing but election interference by the current administration. What ever happend to Joe’s top secret document case?

    • Hmm, lets see. Maybe its because he didn’t incite a riot when he lost. Maybe because he didn’t call up and harass state government officials and ask them to “find votes”. Maybe its because he didn’t try and round up fake electors to cast their votes for him. If you don’t see the difference, then you’re blind.

    • “We are gonna get him this time.”

      Lol

      Folks be like fish biting at the same hook they just got released from.

      Meanwhile, Epstien/Maxwell kid diddler clients still running loose.

    • Actually he is under siege because he is just a common criminal, no different than John Gotti, Al Capone, or Bernie Madoff.

      • Common criminal?
        Not a chance. He is the smartest, most strategic, best protected criminal in the history of the US, no… history of mankind.
        .
        No human being has been subjected to the investigations and scrutiny that Trump has been for something like eight years. And, so far… nothing. If he were in fact a common criminal, those investigations would have turned up some real actionable offenses. But, instead, he a walking free.
        That says master criminal.

  10. It’s funny to see the progressives suddenly worrying about what will happen when Republicans get power again.

    You were warned, so so so many times what would happen if you opened this door. But you did it, anyway.

    If Trump get re-elected and everyone ever named Biden, associated with a Biden, or even in the zip code of a Biden gets treated like he did….

    You played a profoundly stupid game, you won a really harsh prize.

    • I would have no problem with a traditional conservative like Reagan or H.W. Bush becoming President. Trump is another story. He has no love for either the Constitution or the military, and is woefully ignorant of American history. Trump only cares about one thing, Trump.

      That being said, I fully expect Trump to win in 2024 because Biden is such a weak and ineffectual presence.

      • President loves the US Constitution and the capitalist, confederate republic form of government. It is quite obvious democrats do not.

      • Cman, I get that you dislike Trump, but you are willing to live under a criminal buffoon like Biden?

    • Also, the quality of faux rebuttal is worse than usual. It’s like they know they have nothing to stand on, but have to chime in anyway.

      TDS or paid troll syndrome?

  11. The corrupted establishment sure are going out of their way to ensure that I once again, vote for Trump.

    Collapse of the D party. Collapse of the R party.

    Power back, to We The People

  12. Are we allowed to peaceably and patriotically assemble anywhere in the US? What date did weaponized DOJ successfully defeat the US Constitution and Jamestown Charter? When was this fact published In MSM?

  13. I wonder how long before journalists like Suzanne are arrested in the middle of the night for suggesting that an election may not have been legitimate?

    • When the clueless empowered brownshirts make it past the armed patriots. Within other words, never.

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