Jan. 6 Panel Claims Trump ‘Engaged in Criminal Conspiracy’

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

The House Select Committee investigating the events of the Jan. 6th Capitol riot claims former President Trump engaged in a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.

On Wednesday, the House panel filed a brief in response to a lawsuit brought by John Eastman, a Trump-linked lawyer that helped draft a strategy for the Jan. 6th certification.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“As discussed in the Background section above, evidence and information available to the Committee establishes a good-faith belief that Mr. Trump and others may have engaged in criminal and/or fraudulent acts, and that Plaintiff’s legal assistance was used in furtherance of those activities,” the committee wrote in the filing to a California federal court.

The panel pointed to three specific legal violations Trump and his allies may have committed to defraud the United States.

The first was a criminal conspiracy to defraud the U.S. by “interfering with the election certification process, disseminating false information about election fraud, and pressuring state officials to alter state election results and federal officials to assist in that effort.” The second was common law fraud in Washington, D.C., which involves the intentional false representation of fact. The briefing presented documents showing false statements Trump made about the election to the public and to a slew of officials.

The third was Trump’s endeavor to hinder the congressional certification of the 2020 election. At least six judges ruled that Congress’s certification process was “an official proceeding of the United States.” Attempting to obstruct an official proceeding is a crime. The committee accused Trump of illegally requesting then-Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to count the electoral votes and attempting to alter the certification process in several states in order to undermine the certification process.

Eastman filed a lawsuit against the panel to quell a previous subpoena from the groups seeking his emails. Eastman argued that his records should be withheld due to attorney-client privilege.

“The Select Committee is not conducting a criminal investigation. But, as the judge noted at a previous hearing, Dr. Eastman’s privilege claims raise the question whether the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege applies in this situation,” committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson and Vice Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney said in a joint statement. “The facts we’ve gathered strongly suggest that Dr. Eastman’s emails may show that he helped Donald Trump advance a corrupt scheme to obstruct the counting of electoral college ballots and a conspiracy to impede the transfer of power.”

The accusations are the most serious that the committee has leveled against Trump thus far, however, the allegations filed are not formal charges against the former President. Ultimately it will be up to the Justice Department to decide to pursue criminal charges against Trump.

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  3. Oh please investigate special committee.
    Thank you for setting the precedence.
    If the GOP manages to take the helm in the Fall, I expect justice. Not revenge, justice.
    The Dems are scraping the barrel looking for any chance of anything. Whereas they have committed serious crimes without being held accountable. This must end in November.

  4. Just how LOW are we going to allow the Fraudulent Jan 6th Committee to go ?
    Piglosi’s Select Committee of Criminals was Never a Legal Committee it failed to make the composition of House Rules ! Just a bunch of Criminals acting like they have power to stop a Real President from being re-elected and putting the USA back on the MAGA track !

  5. Nancy Pig-lo-si is a great example of a Democrat Politician. She has no ethics, no brain, and no goals other than to falsely attack President Trump. I guess that makes her the perfect Democrat, now doesn’t it.

    You fools that identify as Democrats must be so proud of her. She possesses all of your traits.

  6. So the “Witch Hunt” Filed this “May Have” conspiracy in a California Court. Any thing is possible in California! I hope they all had their masks on, wouldn’t want to upset the women who run the Governor’s office.

    1. We Americans sadly have to face the fact that Democrats today are like tantrum-stomping toddlers. I worked for years in the NYS Civil Service, and later as a public school teacher. These little creeps, of all ages, were around me every day, and almost drove me literally insane! If this is some kind of mind-destroying conspiracy against liberals, leftists, etc, I don’t know..but now that I am retired, I can at last associate with whom I wish!

    2. I don’t think the California district has jurisdiction. The events alleged to be criminal took place in the District of Columbia. I hope the judge puts down his toke long enough to toss the complaint / suit for that reason.

  7. When Trump gets back into the White House in 24, let’s hope he arranges a committee similar to this crap, and gets even.

  8. Isn’t it funny how Trump’s accusation of voter fraud must be deliberate lies and yet no judge has yet to sit in a courtroom, listen to all the evidence and say for certain that the election was on the up and up. Even where the machines were audited, no final determination because the company doing the audit couldn’t get the cooperation of Dominion. Sorry, but if Bernie had won, I would have been willing to accept the results of the election, but Biden? No way in Hell. He stayed in his basement – couldn’t put 2 sentences together with bungling up and they want us to believe that he beat Trump? A lot of people don’t like Trump and I can understand. Those are the ones more used to the silver tongued snake oil salesmen we’ve called president. Trump is not a nice guy – but he knows how to run a country. Look at how many stupid investigations they did on him. Putin gives millions to Hillary’s campaign, but they say Trump is in bed with Putin? Hillary is also the one who sold Putin our uranium for those who don’t remember. I’d have investigated Hillary’s relationship with Putin. We would not be in the position we are now had Biden not been made president. Our enemies know a weakling when they see one and Biden is about as weak as they come. Having respect for an opponent is not the same as being friends with one. When it came to negotiations, no one put one over on Trump.

    1. Amen, Ginger, I could not have said it better. To think, the dims accuse republicans of the very things they are guilty of.

    2. How right you are. Trump is not in it like the democrats who line their pockets. He is in it to save our country and drain the swamp of all the crooked politicians…

  9. Pelosi and each of the Democrats and RINOS on this bogus panel will be prosecuted and convicted of abuse of process and wrongful prosecution. THAT is their future.

  10. While this committee flounders with what it calls an investigation, we’re about ready to have a war in Europe. And this elderly and notably senile man in the whitehouse who gave up our energy, seems to be living in a paradise all his own, while the rest of us try to budget our smaller and smaller paychecks. These reps are so afraid of our former and best President, they will try desperate lies to hopefully keep him from being our President again. This to me, is just obvious.

    1. Sorry Roseann, I accidently flagged your excellent comment and TTN doesn’t allow me to correct it. Hopefully, they can read this and ignore it.

  11. Just another attempt to keep him from running in 2024. Next up if this one fails, is accusing him of murder.

  12. Time for all this investigation work to go after the real problem, Hillary, FBI, DOJ, McCabe, Struck, Weismann, Brennen,Clapper, Yates,Comy.theses no end to the list but these are some of the untouchables, why ? Because the entire government is as corrupt as can be.

  13. “As discussed in the Background section above, evidence and information available to the Committee establishes a good-faith belief that Mr. Trump and others may have engaged in criminal and/or fraudulent acts, and that Plaintiff’s legal assistance was used in furtherance of those activities,” the committee wrote in the filing to a California federal court……Are they serious? That someone “may have” acted in a criminal manner? That would apply to each and every one of them, especially Schiff! He DID falsify evidence presented to the “committee”. Perhaps that’s sufficient for Democrats but it isn’t sufficient in a Court of Law! Try going to the police and request someone be arrested because he “may have” done something wrong! LOL!

  14. By Pelosi NOT having enough Police Patrol, Someone might think she engaged someone like the Antifa, or BLM, or someone else to come and HELP President Trumps PEACEFUL People out just a bit????

    1. There’s no question in my mind that she helped since she refused President Trump’s request for additional security! She wanted to make Trump and his supporters look bad!

  15. Nancy Pelosi Blocked The National Guard From Protecting Washington D C InOrder To Setup Donald Trump And The Trump Supporters To Just Make It Look Like An Insurrection . Nancy Pelosi Should Be Criminally Charged For Neglection Of Her Duty To Protect Washington D C .

  16. The criminal Pelosi started commiting secondary treason, at the very first moment Donald Trump won the 2016 election. She should be indicted, triend, and imprisoned for the remained of her life.She has violated several Constitutional FEDERAL LAWS. She needs to be in prison.

  17. Pelosi should be the one who needs investigating–she rejected the request from President Trump for National Guards for the Jan 6th rally in Washington D.C.Why/ She wanted to give Trump black eye along with his supporters, Republicans and Christians. She despises President Trump.

    1. She also herself attempted insurrection by suborning mutiny against the Commander-in-Chief. She admitted it when she said she called the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon on January 8 and claimed President Trump was “insane” and that the military should not obey his orders if a nuclear deterrence situation developed.

  18. What statute was violated? What part of “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech …” does the Speaker not understand? Anybody can argue that something should be legal, even if that argument is flat wrong. That’s not a “criminal conspiracy.” Sheesh.

    There’s far more evidence that California state standard sex ed is a conspiracy to commit child molestation than there is that President Trump’s attempt to get Vice President Pence to intervene in the ballot count was a crime.

    Maybe we should let the clown crew go ahead with their false charges. That will provide the opportunity to bring the evidence of election fraud into a courtroom, since the allegation is being made that the story of election fraud was part of a “criminal conspiracy.” If the judge denies the defendant (President Trump) the right to admit the evidence to disprove the charges, that will expose the depth of corruption in the system, because under law, it would be up to the prosecution to prove the stolen election claim was false and President Trump knew it. They would have to prove it, not simply claim it’s a lie as they have done until now.

  19. So the Democrats can contest the results of an election, demand his impeachment from day one, refer to him as an illegitimate president, call for public violence and protest by the public toward all Republicans and do this for four years and it’s ok? Hillary can spend four years contesting and protesting the results of the 2016 election and go on countless talk shows and give her acceptance speech to anyone who would listen and that’s ok?? President Trump contests the election and it’s allegedly a crime. He call on VP Pence to halt the process and start an investigation which is allowed to be called for but for him it’s a crime?? Democrats plant BLM, Antifa, FBI agents and other protesters disguised as Trump supporters to start a riot and instigate the outburst when Trump said peacefully let your voices be heard and it’s Trump’s fault not the Democrats?? Right…

  20. The January 6 Committee sounds like Russian President Putin who is now jailing journalists if they “report misinformation” (ie, anything that differs from the Party line) on the war — uh, “special operation” — in Ukraine.

    Prisoners in the DC Jail — American citizens — have been detained without trial, beaten, neglected, starved. Democrats are conducting a hate campaign against fellow Americans for their political views. I never thought I would see such in the USA.


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