According to a grand jury indictment in Fulton County (Georgia), Mr Trump and 18 others were indicted on 41 counts, including racketeering, conspiracy to impersonate a state official, false reports and filing documents. .. Those indicted include former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, two lawyers Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark… Fulton County Prosecutor Fannie Willis said Trump and the defendants The deadline for voluntarily offering themselves is before noon on Aug. 25 (local time), and will ask them all to come in for testing at the same time within the next 6 months.
Democratic leaders in both houses of the US Congress have continued to criticize Mr Trump, saying the prosecution reflects the former president’s repeated crimes. In response, Mr. Trump called the indictment a “fraud” and politically motivated because it was brought while he was campaigning. Meanwhile, Trump’s lawyers said they were waiting to see the details of the indictment but said it was flawed and unconstitutional.
Prosecutor Fannie Willis speaks at a news conference on August 14 in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Photo: Reuters
Mr Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race to become the Republican nominee for the White House in 2024. He has denied all charges against him in three previous indictments in the states of New York, Florida and Washington. Strategists say impeaching Trump four times could boost Republican support for him. However, this candidate may be at a disadvantage in the upcoming general election, especially if he needs to win more votes from independent voters.
Mr. Richard L. Hassan, a leading expert on election law at the University of California, Los Angeles, told CNN that Mr. Trump still has a chance to become president if he wins the 2024 election. According to Mr. Hassan, the US Constitution has very few requirements for becoming president, such as not barring people convicted, convicted or even in prison from running for the presidency and winning. Self-amnesty remains an open question because no president has ever done so. However, there is nothing in the constitution that prohibits this step. Therefore, Mr. Hasan said that if Mr. Trump is found guilty before the 2024 election and then wins, he could seek to pardon himself.