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