Jack Smith examines Trump’s conduct within the 2020 coup try
Special Counsel Jack Smith has produced dozens of witnesses as he specifically investigates Donald Trump’s conduct in the post-Election Day 2020 period through June 1, 2021.
NBC News reported:
The federal grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to halt the president’s transfer of power after his 2020 election defeat has opened a wide-ranging probe into the former president’s conduct in the period leading up to the 6-year attack on the presidential election US Capitol, according to an analysis by NBC News.
Smith has been charged with investigating all violations of law related to efforts to interfere with “the lawful transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election or the confirmation of the Electoral College vote” on January 6, and any matters that may arise or arise directly from that investigation .”
The article notes that Trump’s speech before the Capitol attack may not be punishable because it could fall under the scope of protected speech. However, Trump’s behavior in pressuring state officials to scrap the 2020 election results AAnd faking an election campaign could be a criminal offense.
Former President Trump argued that he had done nothing wrong, but federal prosecutors would not investigate his behavior further if they learned from dozens of witnesses that he had done nothing wrong.
The big problem for Trump could be any criminal charges related to his plan to overturn the election.
If Jack Smith files charges against Trump for his conspiracy to overthrow the election, it would be the blow to protect democracy since Trump has been on the political scene.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also White House press secretary and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. The focus of his thesis was on public policy with a focus on social reform movements.
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