The Trump Trials

Welcome to Lawfare’s coverage of the Trump trials. Here, you will be able to find our coverage of the criminal indictments against former President Donald Trump in the Southern District of Florida, Washington, D.C., and Fulton County, Georgia.

Our ongoing Trump trials coverage includes our Trump Section 3 Disqualification trackerLawfare Live: "Trump's Trials and Tribulations" series, the Jan. 6 Project, and a calendar of important trial dates.

And find Lawfare’s Docket Watches with regularly updated court filings and primary source documents from each trial at the links below.


 

A Guide to Trump's Trials

Trump Prosecuted in New York

On March 30, 2023, former President Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in New York City on:

The trial date for The People for the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump is April 15, 2024.

Trump Prosecuted in the Southern District of Florida

On June 8, 2023, former President Donald Trump and his aide Waltine Nauta were indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida. A superseding indictment was unsealed on July 27, 2023, which charged an additional defendant, Carlos De Oliveira. The indictment charges Trump and his co-defendants with: 

The trial date for United States of America v. Donald J. Trump, Waltine Nauta, and Carlos De Oliveira is currently set for May 20, 2024. 

 

Trump Prosecuted in the District of Columbia

On Aug. 1, 2023, former President Donald Trump was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. on:

The original trial date for United States of America v. Donald J. Trump of March 4, 2024 has been vacated by Judge Chutkan as the Supreme Court hears the former president's immunity claim.

Trump Prosecuted in Fulton County, Georgia

On Aug. 14, 2023, former President Trump, along with 18 co-defendants, were indicted by a grand jury in Fulton County on: 

  • 1 count of violating the Georgia RICO Act (Ga. Code § 16-14) for allegedly conspiring and endeavoring "to conduct and participate in, directly and indirectly, such enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity *
  • 6 counts of solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer (Ga. Code § 16-4-7 and § 16-10-1)***
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  • 1 count of conspiracy to commit impersonating a public officer (Ga. Code § 16-4-8 and § 16-10-23)*
  • 2 counts of conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree (Ga. Code § 16-4-8 and § 16-9-1(b))**
  • 1 count of impersonating a public officer (Ga. Code § 16-10-23)
  • 2 counts of forgery in the first degree (Ga. Code § 16-9-1(b))
  • 11 counts of false statements and writings (Ga. Code § 16-10-20)**
  • 2 counts of conspiracy to commit false statements and writings (Ga. Code § 16-4-8  and § 16-10-20)**
  • 1 count of criminal attempt to commit filing false documents (Ga. Code § 16-4-1 and   § 16-10-20.1(b)(1))
  • 1 count of conspiracy to commit filing false documents (Ga. Code § 16-4-8 and  § 16-10-20.1(b)(1))*
  • 2 counts of criminal attempt to commit influencing witnesses (Ga. Code § 16-4-1 and  § 16-10-93(b)(1)(A))
  • 1 count of criminal attempt to commit false statements and writings (Ga. Code § 16-4-1 and § 16-10-20)
  • 1 count of filing false documents (Ga. Code  § 16-10-20.1(b)(1))*
  • 1 count of conspiracy to commit solicitation of false statements and writings (Ga. Code § 16-4-8§ 16-4-7, and  § 16-10-20
  • 1 count of influencing witnesses (Ga. Code § 16-10-93(b)(1)(A))
  • 2 counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud (Ga. Code § 21-2-603, Ga. Code § 21-2-566, and Ga. Code § 21-2-574)
  • 1 count of conspiracy to commit computer theft (Ga. Code § 16-4-8 and § 16-9-93(a))
  • 1 count of conspiracy to commit computer trespass (Ga. Code § 16-4-8 and § 16-9-93(b))
  • 1 count of conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy (Ga. Code § 16-4-8 and § 16-9-93(c))
  • 1 count of conspiracy to defraud the state (Ga. Code § 16-10-21)
  • 1 count of perjury (Ga. Code § 16-10-70(a))

Four of the co-defendants, Scott Hall, Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, and Jenna Ellis, have pleaded guilty.

A trial date for Donald Trump and the remaining defendants has not yet been set.     

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Lawfare Live: Trump's Trials and Tribulations

Each week, Lawfare contributors sit down for a live discussion of recent developments in the various criminal and civil cases against former President Donald Trump. Find the most recent livestream here:

 

 

Click here to view previous episodes of "Trump's Trials and Tribulations"

 

 

The Trump Trials Calendar

 

 

 

Recent Lawfare Coverage of the Trump Trials

 

This page was created by Anna Hickey and Hyemin Han and is updated regularly.