Donald Trump was accused of committing a third crime on January 6 by the Justice Department.

Former President Donald Trump attends a Farmers for Trump campaign event at the MidAmerica Center on July 07, 2023 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Scott Olson—Getty Images)

On January 6, the Justice Department charged Donald Trump with committing a third criminal felony.

A Washington grand jury decided on August 1 to indict the former President on four counts related to his attempts to cling to power after losing the 2020 election and his involvement in the activities leading up to the January 6, 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol. This was the third criminal charge against Donald Trump. The case sets up yet another complex and costly judicial battle as Trump vies for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.