Incitement to insurrection is still a federal crime regardless of the Senate vote. Doj Do your stuff

McConnell kicks the Trump prosecution elsewhere as Senate lets Trump off on a technicality. A disingenuous Mitch McConnell apparently agreed with the sentiment “Hang Mike Pence” and gave cover to the turtle logic of the Big Lie, while trying to keep GOP donors. Trump “got let off on a technicality”. Trump remains guilty of inciting an insurrection.

Reporting suggests that Trump, watching from Mar-a-Lago, wasn’t happy with Castor’s performance. Given his attorney’s embrace of potentially having his client arrested, one can understand why.
That’s not likely to happen, mind you. While the D.C. attorney general did suggest shortly after the Capitol was overrun by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6 that Trump himself might be charged with a misdemeanor for inciting the violence, that remains unlikely. But the discussion of Trump’s liability to criminal prosecution does serve as a reminder that this is very much still a non-theoretical threat the former president faces.

For example, we learned this week that investigators in Georgia were beginning the process of potentially bringing charges against Trump for another facet of his impeachment: his effort to get Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” enough votes in the state to give Trump a victory there in the 2020 presidential contest. (Secretary Brad Raffensperger declined to do so.)

It’s unlikely that this will result in charges, but it’s not a casual investigation. Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) explained that her office’s probe extends beyond the recorded call with Raffensperger first obtained by The Washington Post last month. The investigation being led by Willis is also separate from a similar one initiated at the state level.
Trump faces similar multitiered investigations in other places as well.…

57 senators who voted to convict Trump represent 76.7 MILLION more Americans than 43 senators who voted to acquit.

Trump gloated from the Phantom zone:

“It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.” -Donald Trump

All the horrendous actions that Trump insinuates are attributable to Democrats are actually the perfect description of his own behavior while in office.

  • The infamous lawbreaker championing himself as the paragon of law and order.
  • The world’s most documented liar claiming the title as the arbiter of truth.
  • The violent disrupter advocating peaceful and honorable debate.
  • The Teflon president sliding away from responsibility for his actions yet again.

It’s enough to make you doubt the sanity of Republican senators for their inability to grasp the consequences of their votes to acquit on the rule of law — if not doubt your own mental faculties.…


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