2021-12-16 10:17:19

Republican Hints at Criminal Charges for Trump

Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney hinted at a recent January 6th commission meeting that criminal charges could be coming Donald Trump’s way. She opened up by reading off the text messages that members of the press and lawmakers sent to Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows begging him to call and end to the riots. Cheney argued that Trump was in dereliction of his duty in the 187 minutes in between the start of the insurrection and when he finally told his followers to go home. The specific question that Cheney raised was, “did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress’s official proceeding to count electoral votes?” If the answer to this question is yes, then he has committed a federal crime known as 18 USC 1505. Obviously, Trump should be tried for inciting the Capitol riots, but whether he will face consequences for the events of the day will probably be a political determination instead of a criminal one. If charges are ever filed, questions would certainly come up about presidential immunity and executive privilege that would launch a legal battle for the ages.

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