Trump Named as Unindicted Conspirator in Michigan Election Interference Case

Former President Donald J. Trump was named as an unindicted co-conspirator on Wednesday in the investigation by the Michigan attorney general’s office into interference in the 2020 election.

Charges have already been brought in Michigan against 15 Republicans who acted as fake electors for Mr. Trump after President Biden defeated him in the state in 2020.

During pretrial hearings in the case this week in Lansing, a special agent for the attorney general’s office, Howard Shock, said the investigation was still open. He named a number of people he said had taken part in the conspiracy but have not been indicted, including Mr. Trump; Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, and Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer.

Defense lawyers for the Michigan fake electors, and some of the electors themselves, have been critical of the actions of the Republican Party and the 2020 Trump campaign, saying that lawyers and operatives had led the fake electors astray.

Whether Mr. Trump or any of his former aides or advisers face legal jeopardy in Michigan is unclear. Michigan is one of five swing states that are conducting investigations or prosecutions related to steps Mr. Trump and his allies took in trying to circumvent the will of voters after the 2020 election.

Georgia has brought charges against Mr. Trump, Mr. Meadows and Mr. Giuliani, among others. Nevada, like Michigan, has focused thus far on Republicans there who acted as fake electors, charging all of them. Charges are expected soon in Arizona, and Wisconsin is conducting an investigation.

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