(RightWing.org) – Former President Donald Trump’s legal woes continue to mount. He’s been the subject of multiple federal and state probes, looking into various actions surrounding hush-money payments, and his possible his role in the January 6 riots at the US Capital Building following the 2020 election. He’s now been indicted for a fourth time, and faces 91 charges that add up to more than 712 years in prison should he be convicted of all of them.
On the evening of Monday, August 14, news broke that Trump had once again been indicted, this time in Georgia. The 98-page document also lists 18 other co-conspirators and a total of 41 charges, 13 of which the former president himself faces. Among those are state RICO violations, multiple conspiracy charges, including to commit forgery, to commit impersonating a public officer, to commit false statements and writings, and solicitation offenses. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis also charged him with filing false documents and two counts of false statements and writings. The total jail time, if Trump is found guilty of all 13 counts and sentenced to the maximum allowable time, is 71.5 years.
Notable names among the other 18 charged as part of a “criminal enterprise” included former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro, and ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Trump’s Reaction to Fourth Indictment
Trump naturally took to Truth Social and vented his frustrations with the political witch hunt, calling the cases against him “election interference.” He promised to hold a press conference on Monday, August 21, where he’ll present “A Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT” that will clear him of the charges. It’s said to be around 100 pages.
Other Republicans, including some of his challengers for the primary, are rallying behind him. Vivek Ramaswamy said it was “another disastrous Trump indictment,” while Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) said the entire situation involved the “legal system being weaponized against political opponents” and stated it was “un-American and unacceptable.”
Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said Trump’s actions “disqualified him from ever serving” again, and former Vice President Mike Pence made it clear that “the Georgia election was not stolen.”
This is the fourth indictment against Trump in as many months. He was previously charged in New York for allegedly falsifying business records to cover up hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels. Then, in June, he was federally indicted for his improper handling and storage of classified documents. The second federal indictment, relating to the events of January 6 came in August. In that case, he faces four federal charges, including conspiracy to defraud the US government.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the first three indictments and is expected to do so in Georgia as well.
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