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Trump enters plea of "not guilty" to all criminal charges he faces in special counsel's Jan. 6 case

Former President Donald Trump, as of Thursday,

. These charges arise from an indictment filed by special counsel Jack Smith in connection to the 2020 presidential election and the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

The indictment encompasses several serious allegations against Trump. These include conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, threatening constitutional rights, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, and obstruction of an official proceeding. These charges carry significant legal implications for the former president.

In response to these charges, Trump's attorney, Alina Habba, shared her perspective outside the courthouse. Habba pointed out the timing of Trump's indictments, highlighting that they closely followed legal developments that could potentially disadvantage the Biden administration. She characterized the situation as a form of election interference targeted against the current forerunner for the presidency. Habba emphasized that Trump and his legal team are not only fighting for him but also for the American people.

Moving forward, the judge has scheduled Trump's next hearing for August 28, providing ample time for both sides to prepare their arguments and evidence. In anticipation of Trump's arraignment, the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse was surrounded by barricades, and law enforcement remained on high alert during the arraignment proceedings.

This ongoing legal situation carries weight and significance as it unfolds, with potential implications for the political landscape and the former president's future.

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