2020 ELECTION/LEGAL: “Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to trying to overturn the results of his 2020 election loss, answering for the first time to federal charges that accuse him of orchestrating a brazen and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power.

The former president appeared before a magistrate judge in Washington’s federal courthouse two days after being indicted by Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith.”

-Michael Kunzelman, Eric Tucker, Nomaan Merchant and Lindsay Whitehurst, “Trump pleads not guilty to federal charges that he tried to overturn the 2020 election,” apnews.com, August 3, 2023