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The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

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Former President Trump criminally indicted for third time

Former President Donald Trump has been criminally indicted on four counts, in connection to his attempt to reverse his loss of the 2020 presidential election. 

According to CNBC, special counsel Jack Smith’s federal investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and other efforts to overturn President Biden’s win has resulted in Trump’s third indictment.

The federal jury reportedly handed up the indictment earlier this afternoon in the federal courthouse in Washington D.C.

This marks Trump as the first ever U.S. president, current or former, to face criminal charges, CNBC said.

However, this is now the third time that Trump has been indicted in the last several months. However, many polls still say Trump remains the favorite to be the Republican nominee in 2024, ahead of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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    Trump is currently set to run for president a third time in 2024, despite being impeached twice — again the only president to have experienced this — since the beginning of his presidency in 2016.

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    Maaike Niekerk, buzz Editor
    My name is Maaike Niekerk, and I am a sophomore majoring in English with minors in music and journalism. I began working with The Daily Illini during the fall semester of my freshman year as a buzz staff writer, and joined the editorial team last summer. I love bringing live event coverage to you from Champaign-Urbana’s vibrant music scene and sharing stories of local artists and musicians. Outside of The Daily Illini, you’ll find me performing at every football game with the Marching Illini or cycling with the 2024 Illini 4000 bike America team.
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