Donald Trump ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ in 2020 election interference

Donald Trump ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ in 2020 election interference


Meadows, Giuliani, other Trump allies indicted for 2020 election interference. — Reuters/File

Former United States president Donald Trump is an “unindicted co-conspirator” in an indictment that charged 18 people, including his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Politico reported.

Arizona grand jury indicts Meadows, Giuliani, other Trump allies for 2020 election interference

The indictment, reached on Tuesday and unsealed on Wednesday, in Arizona charged the 18 Trump allies with illegally seeking to claim the state’s 2020 electoral votes for the then-US president.

The indictment stems from the Trump and his allies’ attempt to pressure election officials in several states to overturn the presidential election won by Joe Biden.

Trump, 77, has been indicted in Georgia and in federal court for this.

The court papers list “a former US president,” referring to Trump, as an unindicted co-conspirator.

The indictment in Maricopa County Superior Court names 11 defendants and redacts the names of seven others, Reuters reported.

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes said in a press release announcing the charges that those names would be made public after all of the defendants had been served with the indictment.

Arizona grand jury indicts Giuliani, Meadowsn in 2020 election interference. — Reuters/File
Arizona grand jury indicts Giuliani, Meadowsn in 2020 election interference. — Reuters/File

Giuliani is among those whose names are redacted, a spokesperson for him, Ted Goodman, confirmed, criticising the prosecution of the former New York mayor as political.

Another defendant whose name was redacted is described in the indictment as chief of staff in 2020, the position Mark Meadows held in the Trump White House at that time.

Representatives for Meadows did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the indictment.



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