Trying to prevent the certification of the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election was more likely than not a criminal act.
Don’t get mad at me. That’s the conclusion of California federal judge David Carter. And it is in no way an illogical one. There was no evidence of any cause to stop certification. Legal challenges to the results had already been laughed out of dozens of courts. The only “fraud” was the allegation of fraud.
So, it is more likely than not that attempts to baselessly prevent certification were criminal activity. How does that not make sense?
Before you start screeching about a “biased, liberal judge,” do me (and you) one favor. Read Judge Carter’s opinion. All of it. It is thorough, fair, and fully grounded in statutory and Constitutional law.
That opinion is tighter than the Chicago horn section. It’s like a legal black hole. It eats bullshit and will not let it escape.
“The illegality of the plan was obvious.”
Judge Carter ruled only that emails must be turned over to the January 6 Select Committee, and his rationales were cold and objective. The opinion has nothing to do with whether Trump or Eastman will ultimately face criminal charges. That’s going to be up to DOJ.
But Carter backed it up when he wrote that this was more likely than not a criminal attempt.