Federal criminal charges have been filed against former President Donald Trump for his efforts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 US election and the insurrection at the U.S Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Trump was indicted on four counts, including conspiracy to defraud the US and witness tampering.

According to U.S special counsel, Jack Smith the former U.S president has been summoned to appear in federal court in Washington on Thursday.

In Florida, Trump already faces dozens of federal charges over the retention of sensitive government records he kept at his Mar-a-Lago mansion.

He also faces separate charges in New York following an investigation into hush money allegedly paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

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