A federal judge in the United States has ruled in a civil case that former U.S. President Donald Trump may have largely committed a criminal offense for attempting to dismiss a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 to ensure a ban on the US presidential election. This is a criminal offense under US law. This has been unanimously reported by many American media outlets.
“It’s obvious that this plan is illegal,” Judge David Carter wrote in an attempt to persuade Trump and then-Vice President Mike Pence to end the election and to declare Trump’s challenger, Joe Biden, the winner.
Judge Carter’s testimony on the case relates to the decision he must make in a civil case. He had to decide whether to hand over the emails of Trump’s lawyer John Eastman to the Commission of Inquiry into the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters.
The judge ordered the release of most of the emails – and wrote: “Every American – and certainly the US president – knows that leaders are elected and not established in a democracy. With such a shameful plan, President Trump deliberately attempted to undermine that basic tenet. The court considers it more than just an attempt to prevent a series of congressional hearings of corruption. “
In his ruling, the judge personally accused attorney Eastman and Trump of launching a campaign to destroy the election results, which is “a unique event in American history.” Carter directly linked the riots that erupted when Capitol was attacked on January 6 to Trump’s plan. According to the broadcaster, NBC shows the weight In the United States, the burden of proof provided in civil cases is less severe than in criminal law.
Only ten documents will be kept confidential
According to Carter, if Trump’s plan had worked, it would have permanently ended the peaceful transfer of power in the United States and undermined American democracy and the U.S. Constitution. The court believes the country must hold those responsible accountable, otherwise there is a risk of a recurrence of an incident similar to the January 6 incident.
Attorney Eastman wanted 111 documents not to be released to Congress. The judge agreed with only ten people. Trump is not a party to the civil case.
The events of January 6, 2021 led to a second criminal investigation into Trump’s tenure. His sentence in the Senate was not ten votes. This means that Republicans can run again and run for a second term in the next presidential election in 2024.
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