Explainer-What charges could Trump face over efforts to overturn the 2020 election?

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By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol has sought in hearings this month to build a case that then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 electoral defeat amounted to illegal conduct. Trump said in a June 14 statement that the committee was “lying to the nation,” conducting a “sham investigation.” What charges might prosecutors bring against Trump and how might he defend himself? Here are some ideas being floated right now: OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICIAL PROCEEDING In a March 2 court filing, the committee…

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