(AmericanProsperity.com) – Senate Democrats believe former President Donald Trump should be prosecuted. Not only for his alleged role in the January 6, 2021 attacks but also for his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Recent reports indicate Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Justice Department are committed to prosecuting all involved, whether present that day or otherwise.
According to several Democratic lawmakers, the weight of public evidence suggests President Trump did commit federal crimes that day. However, they warn that a public indictment of the former president could prove disastrous for the Party, even ending in vindication for Trump as was the case with the Mueller report, especially if he isn’t convicted.
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Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) supports the prospect of Garland indicting Donald Trump. He feels that what Trump did leading to the January 6 attack falls within the confines of the law. Thus, the former president’s actions should be considered criminal.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) says Trump’s actions on January 6 violated federal law, and the responsibility to prosecute the former president falls to those currently in power. He believes Trump stands to face serious charges for his role in the matter, adding that Garland is “by the book” and would analyze the evidence and file criminal charges.
According to reports, one Democratic senator who spoke to the Daily Wire on the condition of anonymity warned that the presence of even a single pro-Trump juror could throw the case and result in a verdict of innocence. He worries that such an outcome would effectively absolve the former leader of responsibility, which could help facilitate Trump’s reelection in 2024. “You have to make sure you don’t miss,” he explained.
Legal experts remain split on whether the Justice Department should pursue charges against Trump. They say it would have been better for prosecutors to investigate Trump and his actions back in 2021, as the rapid response would have strengthened the case.
Meanwhile, other legal experts feel Trump would win any such investigation with a simple claim: he expressed his First Amendment right to free speech. That would make Garland’s attempt to secure a conviction extremely difficult, if not impossible.
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