When will the witch hunt end?
On Monday (March 28), U.S. District Court Judge David Carter ruled former President Donald Trump “more likely than not” tried illegally obstructing Congress from certifying the 2020 Presidential election results on January 6, 2021.
Carter noted in the 44-page decision that the evidence substantiated that “the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.”
The decision addressed whether Trump’s former legal adviser, John Eastman, should hand over his private communications with Trump to the House’s January 6 committee.
Carter also noted that “The illegality of the plan was obvious.”
He emphasized that the U.S. “was founded on the peaceful transition of power,” adding that when Trump ignored that history, “President Trump vigorously campaigned for the Vice President [Mike Pence] to single-handedly determined the results of the 2020 election.”
In his ruling, Carter added Trump had committed at least two crimes: conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of an official proceeding, a serious charge many other January 6 rioters face.
Despite the findings of the ruling, it won’t have any bearing on whether or not Trump will face criminal charges for his involvement in attempting to overturn the 2020 elections.
Eastman’s attorney, Charles Burnham, said on Monday that Eastman would be complying with the Judge’s ruling, but stressed that Carter’s findings “relied on evidence cherry-picked by the committee, supplemented by news articles.”