Judge rules Trump ‘probably’ tried to obstruct Congress

Former President Donald Trump “most likely” attempted to illegally obstruct Congress on the day of last year’s Capitol riots, a California federal judge ruled Monday.

“Based on the evidence, the court finds it highly probable that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the January 6, 2021 joint session of Congress,” US District Court Judge David Carter wrote in a ruling, in which he ordered attorney and Trump ally John Eastman to turn over more than 100 emails to the House of Representatives investigating the riot.

Carter cited the 45th President’s repeated efforts to get then-Vice President Mike Pence to throw out the findings in several disputed states, which Pence claimed he did not have the authority to do.

In his ruling, Carter ruled that the joint session where lawmakers heard and tallied the results of the 2020 Electoral College vote constituted a “statutory function of government” … which Dr. Eastman doesn’t deny it.”

Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to officially launch his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019.
Donald Trump tried to get then-Vice President Mike Pence to throw out the findings in several contentious states.
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The court did not come to a conclusion on whether the former president was “likely to be involved in common law fraud.”

The electoral college ballot count was suspended for hours after Trump supporters rampaged through the Capitol, causing damage and attacking police officers. One person, Trump supporter Ashli ​​Babbitt, was shot dead by a Capitol police officer while trying to enter the speakers’ lobby. Judge rules Trump ‘probably’ tried to obstruct Congress


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