[ Editor’s Note: The doo doo hit the fan with Judge Carter today. What do I mean by that? Simple, what the judge is referring to in condemning Trump’s involvement goes to all the rest of the perpetrators involved.
As a bonus, Ginni Thomas has even thrown hubby Clarence in on the suspect list, as he had cast his vote that the White House records should not be released, in effect protecting Trump’s back.
Judge Carter’s statement that Eastman’s plan to throw the election over was ‘obviously illegal’ and that Trump knew it is now a watershed moment in American history
Merrick Garland is jumping for joy, as he can now more fully develop the DoJ’s case, knowing the courts are already finding evidence of criminal activity involved, and hence the DoJ has more cover from false claims of anti-Trump bias on any charges the US will bring, and should.
Part of Trump’s plan was knowing that the election case could go all the way to the Supreme Court where he was betting his packed Court, with the help of the Federalist Society and its dark money friends, would back Trump in putting the Republicans in charge of the country forever.
The Judge’s ruling puts all the contested State legislature minions on the firing line also, that many of them knew the stolen election scheme was really a scam. I will guess that we will see that language used in a future court opinion.
The huge number of lost court challenge cases, 63 out of 64, was a strong indication that the courts were not going to make fools of themselves by helping Trump steal the 2020 election.
I have to run now to print out this 44 page ruling and review it with my yellow highlighter. I have a stack of these and it is my fastest way to review the highlights for the key quotes that way… Jim W. Dean ]
First published March 28, 2022
Politico – A federal judge ruled Monday that former President Donald Trump “more likely than not” attempted to illegally obstruct Congress as part of a criminal conspiracy when he tried to subvert the 2020 election on Jan. 6, 2021.
“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,” U.S. District Court Judge David Carter wrote.
Carter’s sweeping and historic ruling came as he ordered the release to the House’s Jan. 6 committee of 101 emails from Trump ally John Eastman, rejecting Eastman’s effort to shield them via attorney-client privilege.
…Carter, who sits in federal court in California, said that the plan Eastman helped develop was obviously illegal and that Trump knew it at the time, but pushed forward with an effort he says would have effectively ended American democracy.
“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,” Carter wrote. “If the country does not commit to investigating and pursuing accountability for those responsible, the Court fears January 6 will repeat itself.”
…“Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections,” Carter wrote in a 44-page ruling. “Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the Vice President to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election. With a plan this ‘BOLD,’ President Trump knowingly tried to subvert this fundamental principle.”