Donald Trump says he faces up to 561 years in prison after being indicted for a third time
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Donald Trump has told his supporters he could now face up to 561 years in prison after being indicted for the third time.
According to The Hill, the email said: “With Crooked Joe’s corrupt DOJ having unlawfully INDICTED yours truly yet again, reports indicate that I could now face a combined 561 YEARS in prison from the Left’s witch hunts.”
The former US President was charged with four counts of felony related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
This is in addition to his other two indictments, one of which accuses him of falsifying business records with Stormy Daniels.
The second, which was handed down in June this year, saw Trump also indicted for allegedly mishandling classified documents, charging him with another 37 felonies.
Between all three indictments, Trump faces 78 felonies, and, if he were given the maximum prison time for all charges, Politico estimated he faces 641 years in prison.
However, it is unlikely that Trump will face 641 years in prison as he would have to be convicted on all counts for the maximum amount of prison time.
Of all the crimes Trump has been charged with, none of them requires a minimum sentence, meaning if he is found guilty on all counts, he will likely face much less than 641 years in prison. Several of the sentences could also be served concurrently.
While all this has been going on, Trump has taken little time off from campaigning.
Speaking about Trump's upcoming court dates, Republican strategist Ari Fleischer told AP news: “It can take him off the road, but he just has another platform on which to have his voice be heard. To him, it’s all one campaign."
Trump's email on Tuesday asked his supporters for financial aid to help support his legal fees.
Trump's primary fundraising group has spent more than $40 million on legal fees just in the first half of this year.
The former President has referred to the charges as 'corruption, scandal, and failure' on his Truth Social Platform.
Democratic House Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released a joint statement calling the recent indictment 'the most serious and most consequential thus far and will stand as a stark reminder to generations of Americans that no one, including a president of the United States, is above the law'.
“The legal process must continue to move forward without any outside interference," they said.
Apart from these current charges, Trump may also face additional charges as the District Attorney in Fulton County District investigates Trump's efforts into overturning the election results in Georgia.
Trump is expected to appear in front of court this Thursday (August 3) in Washington DC.