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U.S. v. Trump: The Big Lie on Trial

What the indictments mean for our democracy: A Brennan Center special event

Virtual event
  • Sean Morales-Doyle
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  • Gowri Ramachandran
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  • Michael Waldman
  • Andrew Weissmann
A silhouette of former President Trump and a 2020 ballot

Former President Trump has been indicted in both federal and Georgia state courts for conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Something larger than Trump will be on trial — the Big Lie of a “stolen” election. Trump didn’t act alone. A web of pundits, elected officials, and media outlets propelled misinformation and baseless conspiracy theories. They stoked distrust in our electoral system, instigating an insurrection. 

The indictments will echo through American democracy for generations. The outcomes of the cases will affect voting rights, racial justice, executive powers, checks and balances, and so much more. On Wednesday, August 23, join us virtually at 3 p.m. ET to hear Brennan Center experts and NYU professor and MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissmann discuss the cases and their implications. 


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