2020 ELECTION/DOJ/LEGAL: “Donald Trump was indicted on felony charges Tuesday [August 1, 2023] for working to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the run-up to the violent riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, with the Justice Department acting to hold him accountable for an unprecedented effort to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power and threaten American democracy.

The four-count indictment, the third criminal case against Trump, provided deeper insight into a dark moment that has already been the subject of exhaustive federal investigations and captivating public hearings. It chronicles a months-long campaign of lies about the election results and says that, even when those falsehoods resulted in a chaotic insurrection at the Capitol, Trump sought to exploit the violence by pointing to it as a reason to further delay the counting of votes that sealed his defeat.”

-Eric Tucker and Michael Kunzelman, “Trump indicted for efforts to overturn 2020 election and block transfer of power,” apnews.com, August 2, 2023