With a Third Indictment Looming, What's Next for Donald Trump?
Summary from AllSides News Team
Donald Trump is expected to soon face a third criminal indictment. What will these charges entail?
Wide Scope: An article in BBC News (Center bias) outlined the scope of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation, stating it involved interviews with “dozens of top Trump aides, as well as state officials who have said that Mr Trump pressured them to discard the election results.” The article ties Smith’s investigation to the US House of Representatives January 6 committee, which concluded its own investigation in December 2022 by recommending charges of conspiracy, obstruction, and insurrection.
Damaged Legacy: A CNN (Lean Left bias) analysis determined these charges would eclipse the other indictments against Trump, with the scope of the charges including “the effort to overturn the election in key swing states, alleged attempts to thwart the process of awarding electoral votes, and also the former president’s actions on January 6, 2021.” Regarding 2024, the article determined that “Trump’s messaging ensures that a third election in a row will be tainted by legal complications.”
Indictment Imminent: In a piece for the National Review (Right bias), Andrew C. McCarthy (Right bias) predicted a formal indictment from Special Counsel Jack Smith would come “in the next few days.” McCarthy breaks down how the timing and pace of legal proceedings will impact Trump’s chances of beating the charges as well as winning the 2024 election. Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, additional charges would “turn the 2024 campaign into a referendum on Trump’s federal indictments.”
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