Former President Donald Trump Credit: Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

This post was originally published on The Washington Informer

By Stacy M. Brown

Former President Donald Trump’s legal woes took another historic turn on Tuesday as a federal grand jury indicted the twice-impeached ex-commander in chief on serious conspiracy charges related to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including an attempt to defraud the United States.

This marks the third time a grand jury has indicted Trump this year. This time the charges are related to special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. 

It adds to Trump’s extensive list of legal troubles since leaving office. Notably, he is already facing more than 30 criminal charges in New York and over 40 in Florida, where he allegedly withheld and misused classified documents.  

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