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Trump enters Not Guilty plea to four criminal charges in election interference case

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The indictment is the third federal indictment against the former US president.

Donald Trump was previously charged with falsifying business records in an alleged attempt to cover up hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and his alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Former US President Donald Trump submitted not guilty pleas to all four criminal charges stemming from the third indictment tied to alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

This latest indictment charges that the former President, along with six unnamed co-conspirators who have not yet been charged, worked to overturn election results in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by organizing a group of “fraudulent slates of electors” in those states.

Trump was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and a conspiracy against the right to vote. The judge informed Trump that he could face up to five years in prison for the first account; 20 years for the second charge; 20 years for the third charge and up to ten years for the fourth.

Trump appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Washington DC on Thursday, answered basic questions from the judge and was informed about the charges against him. Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The magistrate judge has set the first hearing for August 28 at 10 am local time, which will be presided over by Judge Tanya Chutkan, who has recently gained a reputation for being tough on defendants from the January 6, 2021 riots.

The other two days offered by the magistrate were August 21 and August 22. The first GOP Presidential Primary debate is scheduled for August 23.

Chutkan has told the government that it has seven days to set a trial schedule. Trump’s legal team will then have an additional seven days to respond to that schedule.

Chutkan indicated that she intends to set a trial date during the August 28 hearing.
Special prosecutor Tom Windom asked for a speedy trial, something the Trump team objected to saying it needed time to review the evidence. The Judge only said that the court will ensure a “fair trial” but did not elaborate on the timing.

Trump was not required to post bail and was released on his own recognizance, under the conditions that he does not violate any federal or state laws, appears in court when required and does not communicate about the case to anyone he knows to be a witness except through counsel.

In the fall of 2021, Chutkan ruled that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riots could access a trove of evidence including call logs, memos, internal strategy papers and more from Trump’s advisors as part of the investigation. Much of that evidence was referenced in the indictment Trump plead not guilty to on Thursday.

In March, Trump was charged with falsifying business records in a Manhattan federal court over allegations that he improperly accounted for hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels meant to keep her from talking about an alleged affair she says she had with the then-candidate Trump.

Then in June, Trump was charged with 37 additional felony accounts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents, including attempts to conceal evidence, at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

As was the case in the previous indictments, the former President was fingerprinted and provided personal information to the court but he was not placed in handcuffs and did not have a mugshot taken.

Hours before he arrived in Washington DC, Trump made light of the situation on his Truth Social account, posting Thursday morning that “I NEED ONE MORE INDICTMENT TO ENSURE MY ELECTION!”

Before boarding a plane leaving Washington, Trump said the indictment is something that “when you look at what’s happening, this is a persecution of a political opponent. This was never supposed to happen in America,” he said, adding that he is leading Biden in the polls by “a lot.”

Trump called it added that it was “a very sad day for America.”

“If you can’t beat them you persecute them or prosecute them, we can’t let this happen in America,” Trump told reporters at Reagan National Airport.

A Sputnik reporter outside the courthouse heard a person who was inside the courtroom saying that Trump appeared “very humble” during the hearing, adding that the normally boisterous former President “didn’t say much unless he was asked a question by the judge.”

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  1. DC is a stronghold of corruption. It’s sovereign, not a state or part of any state. It’s like a sailor of the crown being tried on a pirate ship, the end has already been decided.

  2. Vote counts were halted instead of the count being completed in one night (as was tradition for 200 years).

    Windows were boarded up and ballot inspectors were kicked out of count rooms (we have video evidence of this. There were also over 1000 sworn affidavits written by election workers which EVERY SINGLE court in America refused to even look at).

    Voters and election workers were chased out of count centres due to “flooded pipes” etc that were later corroborated as fake excuses.

    Counting was inexplicably restarted during the night when the entire world was asleep.

    Mystery trucks dropped off crates and crates of voter ballots in the wee hours (again video evidence of this).

    Graveyard shift election workers pulled boxes of hidden ballots from beneath desks and scanned them multiple times for hours on end (again video evidence of this).

    The dominion voting machines were said not to be able to connect to the internet, it was later revealed they’d had this capacity all along. Security logs had also been changed remotely. In the months after the election, several independent mathematical and statistical analyses of the inexplicable jumps in Biden’s numbers were found to have been mathematically impossible.

    Trump’s rallies in the lead up to the election were outselling Aerosmith concerts, entire cities were being jammed up even in democrat states. Biden barely ventured out of his home, and when he did there would never be more than 10 people in attendance. Never seen any Biden flags, shirts, lawn signs etc.

    Trump handily won BOTH debates, beating down each leftist moderator while Biden stood there babbling incoherently like an Alzheimer’s patient (go back and re-watch them).

    But apparently if you find any of the above situations suspicious or questionable, YOU ARE INSANE AND A CRIMINAL.

    Trump rightly called his governors etc the next day to ask what the hell was going on. The steal was brazen and so blatant. Despite the fact that there were 20 other people on these calls at the same time, ranging from generals, lawyers and intelligence people, NO ONE felt anything he was saying or doing was inappropriate or illegal. He acted within his powers as president and within the law.

    IT IS NOT A CRIME TO POINT OUT FRAUD, no matter how much the fraudulent governments in the world today want to deem it so.

    That is why they orchestrated their overblown “January 6 insurrection”. It’s why they sent their undercover agents in and why they commanded their mockingbirds to cry on camera about it. It’s also why they’re trying to resurrect it all now.

    They will squirm harder and their actions will become wackier as this progresses, but the truth is inescapable.

    Pray for Trump’s safety because I’m sure they’ll eventually just try to Kennedy him and blame it on age/heart attack etc.

    • Not to mention cell phone records and videos of people filling drop boxes with ballots. One person claimed he dropped 4,000 ballots at $10.00 each, netting him 40 thousand dollars! 🤔 Wondering how a kid with no job drives a new 2021 Ford Mustang?

  3. Like the Q says, “You cannot tell the people, you must show them.”

    We are being shown in real-time what the “deep state” is and how corrupt they are. 4 years ago, most would snigger when people mentioned “deep state” and think “stupid conspiracy theory, get your tin foil hat out”, but now look: I think most people now get it! This is how far we have all progressed in our understanding of the reality in which we live, the reality of what our societies really are.

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