A sitting President tried to NOT give up his office by illegal means…..
The Fedral Government will try him in a court of law in Washington D.C……
There will be others mentioned (6 un-indicted ) as those who tried to help him do his bidding…..
(The indictement is about actions… NOT words)
This case is added to the list of Criminal and Civil cases that will play out during next year……
Of Course Trump & Co WILL TRY to push thes cases past next November’s Election….
His effort will NOT be strong legally….
(Smith wants a speedy trial and starts off simple and direct….There will be MUCH more)
He will try to ‘game’ the system thru the media campaign AGAINST the American ‘System’ of Governance…..
Make NO mistake?
Everyone and EVERTHING is expendable to the former President….
Along with this?
Almost 60% of Republicans say they’d vote for him to be President AGAIN….Only half them actually like the guy…..
Trump’s overall favoribity stay is behind Biden’s…..
In the next few days we’ll see some Republicans come to Trump defense….
But some will step back…..
Those will have to be quiet except for a Chris Christie, or even Mike Pence….
They will have tough times….
But in the end?
This will come down to the law…..
Something Donald Trump & Co. have suffered loses and More LOSES…..
In the next few weeks Donald Trump and maybe others will be indicted and arrested AGAIN…..
The American ‘System’ will not and CANNOT allow someone to do what Trump has done and get away with it….
The counter attacks against the American Government are NOT gonna stop the Federal Government he used to led from using its power and Trump’s words and deeds from trying make sure he cannot assume the Prersidency EVER AGAIN….
Jack Smith made only his second televised appearance as special counsel on Tuesday to explain his decision to charge former President Donald J. Trump with leading a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
He took no questions and urged viewers to read the 45-page indictment in its entirety.
The indictment of the former president for trying to subvert democracy — an episode that has no precedent in American history — was issued by a federal grand jury in Washington and unsealed shortly before Mr. Smith gave his statement.
Mr. Trump has been charged with four crimes, including conspiracies to defraud the United States and to obstruct an official proceeding.
Here are four takeaways:
Mr. Smith framed his case against Mr. Trump as one that cuts to a core function of democracy: the peaceful transfer of power.
By underscoring this theme, which he also laid out in the indictment, Mr. Smith cast his effort as not just an effort to hold Mr. Trump accountable but also to defend the very core of democracy.
Mr. Smith said the former president’s efforts to overturn the election went well beyond his First Amendment right to make claims about voter fraud. The indictment details Mr. Trump’s efforts to use the machinery of government — including his own Justice Department — to help him cling to power.
Mr. Smith puts Mr. Trump at the heart of three overlapping conspiracies: a conspiracy to “defraud the United States” in his efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election; a conspiracy to “corruptly obstruct” the counting and certification of election results on Jan. 6; and a conspiracy to disenfranchise American voters by trying to override legitimate votes.
These overlapping conspiracies culminated on Jan. 6, 2021, when the so-called fake electors, the pressure on then-Vice President Mike Pence and the riot at the Capitol all converged to obstruct Congress’s function in ratifying the Electoral College outcome.
Mr. Smith argued in the indictment that Mr. Trump knew his claims about a stolen election were false. He cited a litany of episodes in which campaign advisers, White House officials, top Justice Department lawyers, speakers of statehouses and election administrators all told Mr. Trump his claims about “outcome-determinative fraud” in the election were false. Mr. Trump nonetheless kept repeating them.
Establishing that Mr. Trump knew he was lying could be important to convincing a jury to convict him. A lawyer for Mr. Trump has already signaled that his defense could rest in part on showing that he truly believed he had been cheated out of re-election.
The indictment lists six co-conspirators, without naming or indicting them……
In criminally charging former president Donald Trump for his efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss, federal prosecutors allege that Trump enlisted six co-conspirators to “assist him in his criminal efforts to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election and retain power.”
The co-conspirators were not charged on Tuesday and are not named in the indictment, but five of them can be identified using the detailed descriptions provided by prosecutors. Here’s what we know about them….
Reactions from Republicans…
But those same people initially offered more tempered reactions on Tuesday, when Trump faced his second major indictment by a federal prosecutor, this time for his role in efforts to disrupt the transfer of power after the 2020 election.
DeSantis’s first response railed against the “weaponization of the federal government” but withheld judgment on the indictment itself, which the governor said he had not read….
The shifts reflect both the differing substance of Trump’s legal troubles and the growing combativeness of the Republican primary field, most of whom will meet later this month for their first debate….
A break down of Trump’s Criminla and Civil cases coming at him….
He has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s investigation into the aftermath of the 2020 election.
He pleaded not guilty in June to dozens of federal counts related to the special counsel investigation into mishandling of classified documents.
In New York, a hush money payment to an adult film star has resulted in his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury over his alleged role in the scheme – the first time in American history that a current or former president was criminally charged.
Also in Manhattan, a federal jury found Trump sexually abused former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in a luxury department store dressing room in the mid-1990s and awarded her about $5 million in the battery and defamation civil case.
In Atlanta, a select grand jury has investigated the efforts by Trump and allies to overturn his election loss in Georgia in 2020.
Trump and his company deny any wrongdoing or criminality in all matters, state and federal, and he has aggressively maintained his innocence.
Here’s an updated list of notable investigations, lawsuits and controversies….
image….Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times