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Donald Trump pleads not guilty to four charges over efforts to overturn 2020 election

By Joan E Greve and Hugo Lowell

04 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. This marks the third time this year he has had to respond to a criminal indictment.

Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, marking the third time this year the former president has been forced to respond to a criminal indictment.

Trump was arrested and arraigned on four felony counts outlined in special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiracy against rights.

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