As we’ve suspected was going to happen, Donald Trump the former President of the United States has been indicted for crimes related to the January 6th attempted coup. The grand jury indicted Trump on four counts: 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.
You can read the full indictment here.
The case has been assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the District Court for the District of Columbia.
Also of note: six unnamed co-conspirators are discussed in the indictment — the majority (5 of 6) of whom are attorneys. Which is perhaps unsurprising. According to the indictment, “The Defendant and co-conspirators used knowingly false claims of election fraud to get state legislators and election officials to subvert the legitimate election results and change electoral votes for the Defendant’s opponent, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., to electoral votes for the Defendant.”
Now comes the speculation as to the identity of the co-conspirators.
It seems likely Jeffrey Clark is co-conspirator 4. John Eastman is probably co-conspirator 2. For the rest of the attorneys implicated it’s a dealers choice of candidates including Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Kenneth Chesebro.
Unsurprisingly, Trump has taken to social media to denounce the indictment, “Also, why are they putting out another Fake Indictment the day after the Crooked Joe Biden SCANDAL, one of the biggest in American history, broke out in the Halls of Congress??? A Nation In Decline!.”
This is a developing story we will be updating.