The Washington Post reports:
Former president Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he plotted to overturn the 2020 election in the runup to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump appeared for his arraignment in a federal courthouse in Washington, just blocks away from where his supporters stormed the Capitol to try to keep him in power. A grand jury indicted Trump on four felony counts, including conspiracy to defraud the nation, brought by special counsel Jack Smith.
Magistrate Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya asked former president Donald Trump to state his full name. Trump stood and started to head toward the podium, but the judge told him he just needed to be the microphone. “Donald J. Trump, John,” said Trump, and later added he is 77 years old. Upadhyaya asked if he had taken any medications that would make it difficult for him to understand today’s proceedings. “No, I have not,” Trump replied.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — 3 police officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 are seen entering DC courthouse for Trump’s arraignment.
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