3 Aug 2023

Trump to make court appearance over election investigation

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 3 August 2023
(FILES) Former US President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at the Turning Point Action USA conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 15, 2023. Former US president Donald Trump faced fresh charges July 27, 2023 alleging that he attempted to obstruct the investigation into the mishandling of top secret documents by conspiring to delete surveillance footage at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida. (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA / AFP)

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Former US president Donald Trump will make his first court appearance over the 2020 election investigation tomorrow.

The latest charges are conspiracy to defraud the US, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiracy against rights.

He's separately facing a civil fraud suit, a defamation suit, a pyramid scheme promotion lawsuit, the Stormy Daniels hush money trial and the federal classified documents trial.

US correspondent Nick Harper spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.