I guess Attorney General Garland HAS gotten the message the House Select Committee has been sending him….The committee’s hearing’s seem to have pressured the Department to look at action against Trump’s senior close advisors ,who seem to have put forward ways Trump & Co. could illegally change the direction of several state election results at Trump urging in some cases ….It appears the Fulton County , George DA is pursuing the same thing….
The Wall Street Journal piece points to DOJ giving the green light to staff up on looking at the enablers to ex-President Trump’s efforts to exchange his elector’s for the state vote ones….
Those who testified probably can cut deals….
But those who don’t?
They ARE gonna have problems…..
The this could be the way the Feds take the brinks of Donald Trump’s house apart……
It HAS been suggested that the Government pursue a conspiracy charge to envelope Trump’s insiders….
The media and others including the House Select Committee are itching to see the Fed’s turn to indicting Donald Trump a ex-Prersident….But cases against the others would probably be much easier to get convictions…
As the Justice Department began in late 2021 to develop cases alleging complex conspiracies and investigate sources of funding, it assigned an experienced prosecutor from Maryland, Thomas Windom, to focus on those efforts.
Mr. Windom previously met with some skepticism within the department when he pushed to explore the activities of several members of Mr. Trump’s inner circle, the people said, with some officials believing prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence to pursue those paths. But the hearings have revealed new details of Mr. Trump’s actions leading up to and on Jan. 6, 2021, that legal experts have said could put the former president in greater legal jeopardy for charges such as fraud, inciting a riot or obstructing the election’s certification.
The testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson in particular—including her allegation that Mr. Trump knew some of the protesters were armed but wanted them at his rally and at the Capitol anyway—has broadened some Justice Department officials’ view of the potential scope of the probe, the people said, though officials said the testimony didn’t prompt any change in investigative strategy.
Ms. Hutchinson told the committee on June 28 that Mr. Trump was concerned that magnetometers were keeping supporters from attending his speech at the Ellipse earlier in the day on Jan. 6. She said she overheard him saying something to the effect of, “I don’t effing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the mags away. Let the people in, they can march to the Capitol from here.”
Former prosecutors have identified that testimony as the first to speak to Mr. Trump’s intent as tension escalated that day, and said it suggests he knew some of the protesters were armed and urged them toward the Capitol anyway as lawmakers were certifying President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. Prosecutors would need to prove that Mr. Trump knew his actions would result in violence to pursue a related criminal case against the former president….