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Former President Trump Faces Multiple Criminal Charges Across Four Cases

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Trump attends a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa

Former President Donald Trump is currently embroiled in a series of legal battles, facing a total of four criminal cases across different jurisdictions. These cases involve a range of charges, totaling at least 88 counts, with Trump maintaining his plea of not guilty in each instance.

Hush Money Case

In March 2023, Trump was indicted by the Manhattan district attorney on state charges related to a hush-money payment made to an adult film star in 2016. Prosecutors allege that Trump was involved in an illegal conspiracy to influence the integrity of the 2016 election by suppressing negative information, including a $130,000 payment.

Classified Documents

In June 2023, a federal grand jury in Miami indicted Trump for allegedly taking classified national defense documents from the White House after his term ended and resisting government efforts to recover the materials. The National Archives confirmed the recovery of at least 15 boxes of White House records, some of which were classified.

Federal Election Interference
Charged with taking classified documents from White House post-term.
Trump indicted for hush-money payment to adult film star in 2016.
Accused of election interference in 2020 to delay certification.

Special counsel Jack Smith brought charges against Trump in August 2023 for his alleged involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The indictment accuses Trump and a co-conspirator of attempting to exploit the chaos at the Capitol to delay the certification of the election. The case is currently pending before the Supreme Court.

Fulton County Case

In Georgia, state prosecutors have initiated a case against Trump and others for their alleged roles in attempting to subvert the 2020 election results. An Atlanta-based grand jury indicted Trump and 18 others on state charges related to these efforts. A trial date for this case has yet to be scheduled.

As these legal proceedings unfold, Trump continues to maintain his innocence and contest the charges brought against him. The outcomes of these cases will have significant implications for the former president's future legal standing and political career.

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