Tightening the screws  on Donald Trump

 
1,325Views 16Comments Posted 02/01/2022

EFE Washington  - One year after the assault on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, hundreds of judicial and political processes continue to search for the material and intellectual culprits of what happened, increasingly tightening the siege on former President Donald Trump.

The investigations are divided into two main groups: on the one hand, the police (led by the FBI) ​​and judicial persecution of hundreds of people who carried out violent acts or vandalism on that day; and on the other, the open political process in the US Congress against people from the former president's orbit.

To date, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has charged more than 700 individuals, across the country, for crimes ranging from physically attacking police officers to impeding the exercise of their duties. functions, going through destroying government property and entering a restricted-access building."

Entering the Capitol without permission is a very minor accusation, but physical violence can lead to several years in prison, especially if it is against an agent of the Capitol Police," New York University Law Professor Stephen Gilllers told EFE. In Gillers' view, of all the different charges against the defendants, this is the one that can carry the harshest sentences.

In fact, the highest sentence issued to date - released on December 17 - was precisely for this reason, and fell on a man who attacked police officers with a fire extinguisher and was sentenced to five years and three months.

Countrywide arrests 
Although arrests are taking place in every corner of the country in states as far away as Minnesota, Alaska, and Hawaii all defendants whose cases end up in trial will have to go through the District. Columbia, being the place where the events occurred. "The trial occurs where the crime took place. However, if the defendant pleads guilty - that is, does not go to trial - and is not physically in Washington, the sentence can occur in any other part of the country," Gillers clarified.

However, it does not seem that this is the most common route among the accused, since of the more than 700 detainees to date (y to obstructing an official procedure during a session of Congress was the most visible face of the assault on the Capitol, the man disguised as a bison and self-proclaimed "shaman of QAnon". Jacob Chansley, who was sentenced to 41 months in prison.  

The "Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol" Iis made up of nine members, but only two of them belong to the Republican Party and its future is in doubt if the Conservatives win control of the lower house in the legislative elections in November.

Unlike the courts in which the attackers are prosecuted, Congress does not have the power to sanction anyone, so the investigation is merely informative.

However, if any of the people called to testify refuse to do so, the committee can find them in contempt, and then it is up to the Department of Justice to press charges.

That has been the case to date for three former Trump aides - his former adviser and former campaign manager Steve Bannon, his former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark - all found in contempt.

If found guilty, all of them could be sentenced to several months or even a year in prison. Relatively low penalties but which, according to George Mason University Law professor Ilya Somin told Efe, "could have enormously damaging consequences for the reputation of these people, who are high-level professionals and in many cases, lawyers." At the bottom of the debate behind the Bannon, Meadows, and Clark cases is the figure of the former president himself: will the committee ask the Justice Department to file criminal charges against Trump based on what it finds?

The possibility exists that it is something that the Democrats have on the table, but even among the progressive ranks themselves and the media in their orbit, there is a division of opinion on the issue.

While some voices - like the committee chairman Bennie Thompson - want to take the investigation to its last consequences, others warn of the danger that a request of this type will further politicize the perception that Americans have of the committee and help Trump to present himself as a victim of political persecution. In addition, the request of the committee in itself would not have any legal consequence, its validity would be only informative for the Government to decide whether to act or not


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Snake Pliskin

I also declare that I am a treasonous cunt who will help overthrow the US Government for Donald Trump, my golden God. Fuck the constitution, what is important is supporting Donald, a loser, who lost the election by 7 million votes, and still thinks a majority of people like him. So when the Civil War comes, I plan to simply mass murder my fellow Americans. I am a traitor, and not very smart.

12 days ago
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Putin’s Cock

Oh, comrade, nobody says Trump is gay. Is just submissive man who kept me firmly, warmly, wettly in his mouth for the 4 years he served Russia as Puppet President. He has made hundreds of millions of dollars laundering money in his luxury Towers for our Mafia and Ogliarchs since the 1980’s. He wouldn’t want any of that made concretely public, thus I enjoyed lavish sloppy tongue baths from not gay, but subservient Trump for many years. We want him in office again. I miss that tongue.

12 days ago
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Snake Pliskin

I knew this article would bring out all the wackos and impersonators. Very funny to see the lefties get their panties in a wad like chele and ajd, two of the biggest scumbags on here. All the anti-Trumpers here that cant handle the fact that Trump is not a queer nor does he let the evil countries in the world stick it to the good ole' USA. His record stands for itself. He was the best president we ever had.

12 days ago
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Brian

Please help me. The Russians are holding me against my will because I am talented at writing nonsense. Help me.

2 weeks ago
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Brian

Look at that mouth. I want that orange mouth on my cock.f

2 weeks ago
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Chele

Trump is scum and his followers are worse.......stupid

15 days ago
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Sinclair

You know who got vaccines? Trump. And every employee at Fox News.

16 days ago
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Sinclair

Yes, Fox News. Carl Tuckerson always looks like a dog that’s just been shown a card trick. Get your news from the Swanson TV dinner heir. He’s a billionaire looking out for your best interests.

16 days ago
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Sinclair

Donald Trump is God. I hereby declare that I am a treasonous cunt who will help overthrow the US Government for Donald Trump, my golden God. Fuck the constitution, what is important is supporting Donald, a loser, who lost the election by 7 million votes, and still thinks a majority of people like him. So when the Civil War comes, I plan to simply mass murder my fellow Americans. I am a traitor, and not very smart.

16 days ago
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Ajd

Sinclair, _ucker tarlson's own lawyer's defended their white nationalist client by stating that only an idiot would choose to believe anything he says!! So therefore we all know what to call you---IDIOT!! I am not american, neither democrat or republican, but I am an open minded liberal. i.e. prove to me through fact and sound logic that something is good and true, then we are good. There is nothing about mango mussollinni that is good or true. His entire life has been a lie, a FACT that is easily proven. And yet his mindless maga crowd still revere him. What this proves is that american "conservatives" are truly some of the most ignorant(just do not know any better) and insecure white people in the entire world. The only thing humpty did for them( tax cuts were not for them) was to make them feel good again about bring white. For decades now white people have had their wealth redistributed away from them, been given more guns and drugs to kill themselves and then were convinced that the ONLY reason all this happened to them was because of people of colour. And true to form their ignorance lead them to believe it all.....from an idiot whose mouth can only utter complete lies....constantly. So as we watch history unfold before our eyes, america's future is bleak. The repubs have created a narative that any election they lose is therefore corrupt. Two thirds of their number really believe that and with more guns in the country than people, that false narrative translates to continued chaos. Accordingly, the investigative committee have so much to lose if they do not challenge and request the fullest prosecution possible for all and anyone who took part in Jan 6. And that includes the orange dumpster fire. Unless they do this, then america's demise as a viable semi-democracy is assured. But even if they do it, the repubs will still begin the inevitable descent into autocracy as they will steal the next election, with or without trump. To say that america's past, present and future was, is and will always be, driven by RACE, will never be an untruth!! Originated out of fear, built out of fear and will continue out of fear, as long as white people cling so desparately to a power structure that will one day inevitably crumble.

16 days ago
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Sinclair

Jan 6th was a nothing burger with all real crimes committed by DC police. If you want the truth go to foxnation and watch the Tucker Carlson "Patriot Purge" series. Pelosi and the left are using this. Trump is beloved by tens of millions and the more they mistreat him the more of a sympathetic figure he becomes.

16 days ago
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Chele

Jan 6, 2021 is the worst day of national shame in the history of the US. A sitting president ( a term which is so undeserving for that scum gangster) actively instigated an Insurrection to overthrow an election where innocent people lost their lives trying to protect the capitol and the people inside. The president failed to with hold his oath of office and participated in treason and insurrection. Him and every person that forced entry into the capitol building should spend 20 years in prison at a minimum.....passports & election rights revoked.....scum all of them

16 days ago
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Brian

I am schizophrenic. My mind is melting. Help me.

16 days ago
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Putin’s Cock

This is all going to plan. I love it when he opens his mouth so I have a nice wet warm place to ejaculate.

16 days ago
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Oh ya

Surprised it does not say to send all email info to Peter Shifty and he will change them as needed like they caught him doing again. And Kamala i am not so sure Trump would win as he is still promoting the death shot. He needs to come out and say STOP I SCREWED UP but hr never will either because big pharma got to him or his ego. Sometimes you need to put on your bigboy pants and admit fault and he is still not doing that. I think the Gov from Florida has a better chance with the pissed off Trump voters

17 days ago
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Kamala

After running a successful election coup on President Trump now they fear his return in 2024 as he leads everyone else. This type of Stalinistic tactics along with their failed leftist policies is exactly why the communist leftists are about to lose in the midterms. Going after President Trump is like poking the hornets nest.

17 days ago
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