Ever since January 6, 2021, millions of Americans have been demanding that those responsible for the plot to overturn the 2020 election be charged with and prosecuted for the crimes they may have committed.
And while the Justice Department has yet to charge any of the “bigger fish” who played a part in the attempted coup, one state attorney general is preparing to do exactly that and could even wind up charging failed, one-term former President Donald Trump, according to the Detroit News:
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday that she expects criminal charges to result from ongoing investigations into the push by supporters of former President Donald Trump to reverse the outcome of the November 2020 election.
Nessel, a Democrat and the battleground state’s top law enforcement official, made the comments during an interview at the Mackinac Policy Conference. She described the efforts that her office has been probing for months as “unprecedented” and “coordinated.”
“I have talked to countless people at our department who have been there 30, 40 or even 50 years,” Nessel told The Detroit News. “And they have never seen anything like this before.
Though she didn’t offer specifics, Nessel said her office is indeed in the process of charging those who played a role:
One of the areas of inquiry is believed to be a close look at Republicans in Michigan who signed and submitted a certificate claiming that Trump had won the state’s 16 electoral votes. That certification was false and not based on the actual election results, meaning that anyone involved in that action could be charged with election interference and filing an illegal electoral certification and forgery.
AG Nessel’s office is also known to be investigating illegal access to voting machines in the Wolverine State. Nessel had this to say about that issue:
“That’s supposed to remain within the possession of that election clerk. I would also argue that if you were to break seals and whatnot and go inside a voting machine, I don’t think that’s appropriate either, without a court order.”
So while we continue to keep our eyes on the DOJ and events in New York courts surrounding the fraud investigation of the Trump Organization being pursued by that state’s AG, Letitia James, it sounds like the most serious charges against Trump and others could wind up being brought by Michigan.