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Former Federal Prosecutor Predicts Trump Will Be Charged For Inciting The Capitol Insurrection

A few weeks ago, we learned that the Justice Department had formally charged four more members of the Oath Keepers for their role in the Capitol insurrection which took place on January 6, with CNN reporting:

“The Justice Department has added four new defendants to the federal criminal conspiracy case against Oath Keepers who allegedly prepared for and took part in the US Capitol riot, according to a new indictment made public in DC District Court on Sunday.”

There are also reports that 510 individuals have been charged for their connection to the Jan. 6 incident at the Capitol:

“The number of people charged in the insurrection is expected to keep growing as FBI agents pore through video footage, social media posts, phone location data, and tips from the public.”

However, these latest developments beg a much larger question: Will failed, one-term former President Donald Trump be charged for inciting the thousands of his supporters who stormed the Capitol?

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner says he has no doubt that Trump will indeed be charged by the DOJ, telling SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah that the new charges against the Oath Keepers are very revealing:

“The date for the insurrection was chosen by Donald Trump, they were incited to violence by Donald Trump and I think you have all of the building blocks you need for a charge of inciting insurrection against Donald Trump. And as to seditious conspiracy, you know they’re still building to that. A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime and then one of the conspirators taking an act toward the commission of that crime called an overt act.”

Kirschner added that there is other evidence to suggest a conspiracy:

“This is more of what I would say is a call and response conspiracy; the leader said I want you to come to DC, it will be ‘wild.’ I want you to assemble, now that you’re here I’m going to lift you up here are my mouthpieces: Don, Jr, Mo Brooks, Giuliani, they’re going to tell you things like go down there and have trial by combat, fight for your vote because they’re in that building stealing it. Now I, as the inciter in chief, am telling you get down to the Capitol and stop what’s going on in that building.”

All of this, Kirschner concluded, will leave Attorney General Merrick Garland no choice but to allow for charges to be brought against Trump for his role in the insurrection which led to the deaths of five people, including a police officer:

“Do you think that guy (Garland) is going to let Donald Trump bring our democracy to an end, he’s going to let the Republicans in Congress end the American experiment?! No way.

“They are building to charges against Donald Trump, I can feel it in my bones.”

It’s hard to disagree with Kirschner’s logic. After all, the insurrection would never have taken place had it not been for what Trump and others said at the White House shortly before the storming of the Capitol began. To allow Trump to get away with such actions would be to invite future, more hideous and deadly events.

The American republic is too precious to allow the horror Trump and his minions have already spawned to go unpunished.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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