Trump indictment: A moment of reckoning for the former president

June 10, 2023

© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post Former president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the DoubleTree Manchester Downtown on April 27, 2023, in Manchester, N.H. The indictment handed up by a federal grand jury represents an extraordinary moment in the legal and political history of the United States. Most significantly it is legal reckoning for the former president unlike any he has yet faced and the details included in the indictment underscore the peril he now faces. A jury of his peers, rather than the elected officials who acquitted him in the impeachments, will pass judgment on the legal charges. The legal case will inevitably be commingled in public discussion with the presidential election, and it’s difficult to say which will bring the first judgment.