Former President Trump Indicted on charges stemming from 2020 election

On Aug. 1, former President Donald J. Trump was indicted on four counts relating to his attempt to overturn the 2020 election, which culminated in a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The indictment, which was filed by special counsel Jack Smith, contains charges including conspiracy to defraud the United States, witness tampering and conspiracy against the rights of citizens, and obstruction of an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding. 

Trump is due in court Aug. 3 and is currently embroiled in two other criminal indictments involving falsifying business records and mishandling classified documents. According to a New York Times/Siena College poll, the former president remains the front-runner for the Republican party in the approaching 2024 election.