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Trump indicted in special counsel’s 2020 election interference probe

Trump indicted in special counsel's 2020 election interference probe

Former President Donald Trump has been summoned to appear before a magistrate judge in Washington, DC at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, according to the Justice Department.

Trump will make his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya — who received the indictment against him during a packed hearing in federal court on Tuesday.

The former president has been indicted on four counts by a federal grand jury in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, according to a court document.

The counts are:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the United States
  • Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding
  • Obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding
  • and conspiracy against rights

The indictment is the second time in two months that Smith has brought charges against the former president.

CNN’s Tierney Sneed and Devan Cole contributed to this report.

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