Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges related to the January 6 probe. The charges include Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Conspiracy Against Rights, Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding, and Obstruction of an Attempt to Obstruct an Official Proceeding. Trump was arraigned at the Elijah Barret Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, DC, and immediately made his plea.
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According to the indictment, Trump was determined to stay in power despite losing the election. The document alleges that for more than two months following Election Day, Trump spread lies about election fraud, even though he knew the claims were false.
In true Trump fashion, he didn’t waste any time in voicing his frustration. He took to Twitter to blast Special Counsel Jack Smith and President Joe Biden, claiming that he would not get a fair trial in Washington, DC. Trump suggested that the trial should be moved to a more impartial venue, like “the politically unbiased nearby State of West Virginia.” He also called for a Federal takeover of the capital, claiming that Washington, DC, is an embarrassment to the nation and the world.
This is not the first time Trump has faced legal troubles since leaving office. He has already been indicted twice, once for alleged mishandling of classified documents in Florida and once for business fraud in New York. In both cases, he has pleaded not guilty and criticized the prosecutors and charges.
Editorial Opinion: It’s clear that this indictment is just another attempt by the Democrats to undermine Trump’s legacy and prevent him from running for president again. It’s ridiculous to think that an impartial trial can be held in Washington, DC, where over 95% of the population dislikes Trump. Moving the trial to a more fair location, like West Virginia, is the right thing to do. The Democrats are just using this as an excuse to continue their witch hunt against the former president, but the American people see through their lies. Trump will continue to fight these charges and prove his innocence.