WATCH: Former President Trump Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Federal Charges Related to Jan. 6 in Washington D.C.

By  //  August 3, 2023

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(FOX NEWS) – Former President Trump departed the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. after pleading “not guilty” on Thursday to four federal charges stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into 2020 election interference and the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump, the 2024 GOP front-runner, is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

Trump traveled from his resort in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday to Washington D.C. His first court appearance took place at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan presided over the proceedings. Chutkan, a former assistant public defender before her appointment to the bench by President Barack Obama, has handled several cases involving individuals who entered the Capitol on January 6.