They have an overwhelming case
Let’s just hope prosecutors have the guts to stand up and put him behind bars where he belongs! It’s clear he is an habitual criminal! He exemplifies everything we teach our children NOT to become. Actually, that fact should be enough to put him on the FBI’s most wanted list! If the DOJ can’t get this done then we are in more trouble than I imagined.
It's not just that there was no evidence of fraud. That is stating the negative, defensive position. It is that there was overwhelming evidence of a free and fair election, from recount after recount, court case after court case, analysis after professional analysis. There was (and is) overwhelming proof that Donald Trump lost!
The compelling, indisputable evidence compiled by the Jan 6th House Committee aside, it would seem that holding Trump and his command structure criminally accountable would be critical to cementing the public’s trust both in our institutions and in the idea that no one is above the law. Anything less, in my view, could result in utter chaos.
Thank you Robert for the summation You are a true American. It is so frightening that things have gone this far and nothing has been done about this horrible assault on our democracy
We can prepare as many lists of umpty-ump events and evidence that detail Trump's culpability, but in the end, it's all meaningless chest-thumping.... UNLESS some judicial body _actually_ initiates proceedings against Trump. Even if the DOJ **does** start ptroceedings, you just know that the Republican Majority in the House WILL do everything in its power to terminate or stall the proceedings. And in the end, even if found Guilty, the appeal that goes to SCOTUS will most likely reverse the finding and lets Trump go scot-free.
Which just shows that in America, SOME (certain) people ARE "above the Law." If Trump was any other ordinary citizen, he would already have been in prison for almost two years, serving a 20-to-life sentence. And that's just because The System is soooo thoroughly rigged to protect people like Trump.
There is really no other plausible outcome than a trial and conviction.
There was more than enough evidence for Trump's conviction at his second impeachment. Indeed, the transcript of his phone call with Zelensky is all that was needed to convict him in his first impeachment. America is again playing an elaborate Kabuki theatre drama about Trump's culpability in a seditious conspiracy to commit a coup d'etat. This country just hates to recognize truth when it stares it in the face. We are so fearful of ruffling the feathers of our regressive, anti-American, racist, white nationalist Christian countrymen that we continue to appease them, even at the cost of our own society. I'll never understand why the armed invaders of the Michigan statehouse weren't all rounded up and given ten years of hard labor, because that appeasement led directly to January 6th.
Trump committed unprecedented crimes.
Your ability to sum up the long and complex into such a few words has made you a national treasure and a personal favorite. Thank you Robert.
The whole thing is frustrating due to the fact that our justice system takes forever. Now the DOJ will spend who knows how long going through all the transcripts from the committee to ensure that there's not something in them that can possibly diminish their case. The mass media will find more stories to report on in the report and transcripts as well. 45 is still in the mass media cycle every day. and more than likely will continue to be at least up through 2024. When will it all stop? All this for a blatant, very-easy-to-see string of obvious fraud, lies, and illegal activities. Yet, here we are rambling on and on about it all as nobody is ultimately held accountable. What a disaster!
There’s no one on this earth who would like to see IQ45 in an orange jumpsuit more than I would. Nonetheless, I’ll be stunned if indictments ever materialize from the DOJ.
as is often the case, I wake up to pee, open my computer, and you suck me in. I suppose I should thank you for that. You are more interesting then my incontinence.
I watched the hearing and almost fell asleep, a sign of my old age and the fact that there was little new in most of the hearing. I was dozing when the referral was made. It has been over 40 years since I was in law school and I either forgot or never knew what a congressional referral meant. I marked on my long list of thing to learn, to find out.
If as you say, the referral means nothing legally, then my memory is not as bad as it could be.
The evidence against trump seems overwhelming. I look forward to reading the report then it is released.
I have to admit that I would enjoy seeing Trump behind bars but suspect that will not happen. One part of the law that I remember is that our "Criminal Justice" system is designed to let 40 guilty people free rather then convict one innocent person. That system does not work for most people, but I suspect it does for somebody with huge resources. I hope I am proven wrong but I am sure that it would be years before a conviction if ever.
Well on that note, I will go back to bed.
thanks again, for all that you do. I hope the new year brings you light and joy
Professor. Thank you for your Up to Date news and analysis of the January 6 Insurrection and the hearings. Today’s wrap was what those of us who watched every hearing knew, but now they have provided overwhelming evidence and facts that TFG and those who aided him in his criminal behavior should be held accountable. We hope for Justice. For consequences. I’m looking inside TFG’s head right now and he’s thinking he squeezed out of Impeachments so why should this be different. We’re hoping Mr. TFG that Justice Matters and you’re about to find out you’ve hit the wall. Put away that Superman suit because it won’t be allowed where you go next. DOJ, do your job.
The January 6th Committee are heroic patriots. They did their job, dancing backwards in heels. Now it’s the DOJ’s turn to put this grifter in jail. As Attorney General Merrick Garland stated, no one is above the law. No one.
He fomented and participated in an insurrection to steal the outcome of the election and destroy American democracy. He should spend the rest of his life in prison, but will likely escape to Russia when he realizes he is going to Leavenworth.
Eager to see what DOJ has and will do regardless of J6 committee, which I believe did an outstanding job bringing evidence to the public. Even though they have no prosecutorial powers they have laid out a clear case of what X45 was involved with, did or failed to do. He should NEVER be allowed in public office, or be able to influence politics again. He's circling the drain, but his sycophants and hangers on will believe what they want regardless of what this hard working and decent committee showed us. I think DOJ with its appointed justice has a mass of evidence that will bring charges not just for X45 but all those involved in the criminal activities especially the worthless immoral and lying groupies at the top.
I also hope House members involved are censured before the new term. Jordan, Biggs, MTG, Perry are worthless stormtroopers for their fuhrer. I'm ashamed that they are even in Congress.
High praise for the REAL Congress members who worked through all the nonsense to bring the facts to the American people. This was NOT A WITCH HUNT, it was Democracy in a turning point in American history.