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Trump “more likely than not”committed felony with plan to obstruct Congress, U.S. judge rules

by AfroWorldNews

WASHINGTON -A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that former President Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed a felony by trying to pressure his vice president to obstruct Congress and overturn his election defeat on Jan. 6, 2021.

The assertion was in a ruling that found the House of Representatives committee probing the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol has a right to see emails written to Trump by one of his then-lawyers, John Eastman. The judge said that Trump’s plan to overturn his defeat amounted to a “coup.”

“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 Judge David Carter in Los Angeles said in a written decision.

The Democratic-led committee was formed to investigate last year’s Capitol attack by thousands of Trump supporters, more than 750 of whom have been charged criminally.

Trump likely “more likely than not”committed felony with plan to obstruct Congress, U.S. judge rules

The committee said earlier this month it believed Trump may have committed multiple felonies.

Before the mob stormed the Capitol, Trump gave a fiery speech in which he falsely claimed his election defeat was the result of widespread fraud, an assertion rejected by multiple courts, state election officials, and members of his own administration.

This recent development is perhaps the legal confirmation of what many Americans already know that Trump and his supporters may have committed a criminal act.

AFRO WORLD NEWS

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