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Trump pleads not guilty to charges that he broke the law by trying to overturn the 2020 election

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Trump pleads not guilty to charges that he broke the law by trying to overturn the 2020 election
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Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guiltyThursday to charges that he engaged in criminal conspiracies aimed at subverting the 2020 presidential election results and keeping himself in power — a significant moment in one of the most consequential tests of the U.S. Constitution and its criminal justice system.

Trump was arraigned on an indictment charging him with conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction; and conspiracy against the right to vote and to have one’s vote counted.

Special counsel Jack Smith, who brought the case against Trump, was seated in the front row for the proceeding, about 10 feet away from the former president who’s labeled him a “deranged prosecutor.” Smith was in Trump’s sightline, and Trump appeared to avoid looking at him.

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