Aug 1, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Read: The indictment against Trump in Jan 6. case

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Donald Trump at an event in Las Vegas on July 8. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Former President Trump faces a four-count indictment as part of special counsel Jack Smith's criminal investigation into the Jan. 6 attack — including "conspiracy to defraud" the U.S., according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Why it matters: Trump now faces two federal indictments as well as a criminal case in New York — even as he campaigns as the frontrunner in the 2024 Republican presidential primaries.

Catch up quick: Trump hinted earlier this month that he could soon be arrested and indicted, after he received a letter from Smith telling him he was a target in the probe.

  • He denies any wrongdoing in any of the cases.

What to watch: It's unclear how the latest indictment will affect Trump's bid for the White House.

  • The Trump campaign's fundraising figures, released earlier this summer, suggested that his indictment in the classified documents case helped fuel a fundraising blitz, Axios' Erin Doherty writes.

Read the indictment in full, via DocumentCloud:

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