16 Aug 2023

Former US President Donald Trump indicted for fourth time

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 16 August 2023

Former US president Donald Trump says his latest indictment on counts of racketeering is a witch-hunt.

Prosecutors in the state of Georgia say Trump and eighteen others conspired to unlawfully change the outcome of the vote in the State.

His co-accused include former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as well as his 2020 election lawyers Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and Kenneth Chesebro.

It's Trump's fourth indictment this year - and one he thinks will help win him the 2024 election.

US correspondent Benji Hyer spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.