One judge’s ruling against Donald Trump left Joe Biden grinning from ear to ear
Donald Trump got some bad news.
It came in a court case that Democrats view as crucial.
And one judge’s ruling against Donald Trump left Joe Biden grinning from ear to ear.
Conservative lawyer John Eastman is suing the January 6 Committee to block access to records from the 2020 election, claiming they are privileged since he worked as an attorney for Donald Trump.
But California Federal Judge David O. Carter – appointed to the bench by Bill Clinton – ruled that Eastman’s memos were not privileged due to the crime-fraud exception.
In the ruling, the Clinton-appointed Judge wrote that there was a good faith reason to believe Donald Trump broke the law in attempting to obstruct an official act of Congress by telling Mike Pence to reject the results from contested states.
Judge Carter wrote:
The illegality of the plan was obvious. Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections. Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the Vice President to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election. As Vice President Pence stated, “no Vice President in American history has ever asserted such authority.” Every American—and certainly the President of the United States—knows that in a democracy, leaders are elected, not installed. With a plan this “BOLD,” President Trump knowingly tried to subvert this fundamental principle.
Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.
The judge’s ruling has no legal bearing on Trump.
But the January 6 Committee will seize on it as an excuse to vote on referring Donald Trump to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.
The Committee will likely take this vote as close to the Midterm election as possible for maximum political benefit for Democrats.
Joe Biden keeps saying he is running for re-election.
Multiple polls also show him losing in a rematch to Donald Trump.
Biden’s only chance to remain in office may be for his hyper-partisan Justice Department to bring criminal charges against Donald Trump to block him from running in 2024.
And now a Bill Clinton judge just helped Biden in that effort.