Another Ruling to Release Documents Has Surprise Conclusion

The Stupid Coup

This breaking news is interesting:

Trump ‘more likely than not’ committed crime in trying to block confirmation of Biden’s win, judge says

A federal judge said in a ruling Monday that then-President Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed a federal crime in trying to obstruct the congressional count of electoral college votes on Jan. 6, 2021.

The determination from U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter came in a ruling addressing scores of sensitive emails that Trump ally and conservative lawyer John Eastman had resisted turning over to the House select committee investigating the insurrection. Eastman wrote key legal memos aimed at denying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

“Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021,” Carter wrote.

A Trump representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Article goes on:

“Dr. Eastman and President Trump launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history,” the judge concludes. “Their campaign was not confined to the ivory tower — it was a coup in search of a legal theory. The plan spurred violent attacks on the seat of our nation’s government, led to the deaths of several law enforcement officers, and deepened public distrust in our political process.”

The judge’s ruling does not mean Trump will be charged with, or even investigated for, a crime — though it will certainly increase pressure on the Justice Department to intensify its probe of the Jan. 6 riot and potentially examine the conduct of Trump himself. Carter noted that he was only assessing the legal arguments surrounding whether Eastman could be compelled to turn over documents to the Jan. 6 committee.

And again I ask, has anyone put a mirror under AG Garland’s nose to see if he’s still breathing?

UPDATE 1: What a small world:

UPDATE 2: Here’s a link to the judge’s ruling. (Fair Warning: It’s a PDF) – key passage to me:

If Dr. Eastman and President Trump’s plan had worked, it would have permanently ended the peaceful transition of power, undermining American democracy and the Constitution. If the country does not commit to investigating and pursuing accountability for those responsible, the Court fears January 6 will repeat itself.

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4 Responses to Another Ruling to Release Documents Has Surprise Conclusion

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    Milquetoast Garland went into suspended animation once Bucky Barnes emerged and freed up the cryotube.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    Just gonna drop this off. It pretty much sums who they are…

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  3. roket says:

    Methinks AG Garland is waiting on the Grim Reaper to do his dirty work for him.

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