Senate Report Reveals More Trump Election Crimes; What Congress Should Do About Witness in Contempt
by Glenn Kirschner, with Justice Matters
[ Editor’s Note: It was quite a day with the release of the House Select Committee initial report with Dick Durbin as its chairman doing news interviews one after another. This will be a long and drawn out process, mainly due to the intensity of Trump’s attempts to throw the election over.
He and his gang bet the farm that their effort would be a kind of ‘protected insurrection’, something that I missed in the Bill of Rights, that because they did not like the election outcome, and especially with Trump losing his immunity, he could fix it by overthrowing the government.
The evidence of his intent, and then the relentless execution with his posse of hangers on is going to be the cornucopia of all conspiracy cases. Trump seems to feel that because he had lawyers advising him, he can always lay off the blame on them when judgment day comes.
In the end some of the will flip on him, which will trigger more to do so, and they he will respond by flipping on them. “They all told me this was perfectly legit…and I relied on their advice.”
This is going to be a long drawn out fight, its real purpose being to keep passions intense so the Trumpers can gain control in 2022, flipping both houses of Congress. And if they win in 2024 and get control of the DoJ, they will work to kill the insurrection cases.
As I have stated, the insurrection is still in progress, with no restrictions on it whatsoever at this time… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired October 07, 2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee released a report titled, “Subverting Justice: How the Former President and His Allies Pressured DOJ to Overturn the 2020 Election.”
Among other crimes, the Senate details how Trump pressured acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to overturn the election results.
The conduct described in the report makes clear that Trump committed the crime of Coercion of Political Activity, 18 US Code section 610. This video reviews the elements of that crime and how Trump’s conduct violated the federal law prohibiting such coercion.
In a related story, October 7 was a deadline for Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Kash Patel and Dan Scavino to provide documents that had been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
This video also reviews the various options Congress has to enforce its subpoenas when witnesses fail to comply.