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Tuesday May 24, 2022

Clinton-appointed judge rules Trump “more likely not to be”

A federal judge on Monday ruled that former President Trump may have committed the crime when he “tried to obstruct” Congress on January 6, 2021.

U.S. District Judge David Carter, a Clinton appointee, ruled that Trump provided “more than possible” criminal restraint.

“Based on the evidence, the court found it more likely that President Trump tried to disrupt the joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021,” the judge wrote, according to ABC News.

Earlier this month, the Jan. 6 committee said Trump could be involved in criminal activity to overturn the 2020 election.

“The evidence and information available to the committee establishes a strong belief that Mr. Trump and others may be involved in criminal and / or fraudulent activities,” the committee said in filing in court.

The filing was filed in federal court in Los Angeles as part of a legal battle with John Eastman, a lawyer representing Trump.

Eastman sued the panel on Jan. 6 in an attempt to block a subpoena seeking email.

In a ruling Monday, Judge David Carter ordered John Eastman to return almost all documents, saying Trump may have committed a crime.

ABC News reports:

A federal judge has found that former President Donald Trump made a “more than likely” criminal impediment to attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

U.S. District Judge David Carter has ruled that Trump’s former lawyer, John Eastman, must return most of the documents from the January 6 House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack.

Judge Carter, who reviewed Eastman’s documents, ordered Eastman to return all but ten of the court’s privileges.

The judge, a Clinton appointee, summarized several documents that Eastman wanted to block.

Carter wrote, “The eleventh document is a draft memo to Dr. Eastman, a chain forwarding written for President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani.” The memo recommended that Vice President Pence reject voters in rival states on Jan. 6. Members of President Trump’s party may be the first to turn a legal interpretation of the Electoral Counts Act into a day-to-day action plan.

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