The former President of the United States, Donald Trump, is potentially facing charges related to conspiracy, civil rights violations, and obstruction of justice as a result of an investigation conducted by the Justice Department.

The investigation is centered on his actions both on and before January 6, 2021.

Reportedly, Trump, aged 77, stated that his attorneys received a target letter from special counsel Jack Smith, who is heading the investigation into the Capitol riot.

The letter alleges potential violations by the former president, including accusations of conspiring to commit offenses or defraud the United States, depriving individuals of their rights under the color of law, and tampering with witnesses, victims, or informants.

As of now, no other individuals have been charged in connection with the January 6 investigation.

It’s important to note that the charges do not include sedition or insurrection, according to an anonymous source.

This would mark the third indictment against the former president this year.

Previously, he faced 37 counts from prosecutor Smith related to mishandling classified documents, and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged him for allegedly falsifying business records connected to “hush money” payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

In January 2021, Trump mobilized thousands of supporters for a rally to protest the 2020 election results, urging them to march to the Capitol with the aim of overturning the election outcome.

Furthermore, he exerted pressure on former Vice President Mike Pence to refrain from certifying ballots from critical swing states.

If indicted, Donald Trump would become the first sitting or former US president in history to be charged by the federal government in this manner.

By Chinedu

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