The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol revealed Monday that failed, one-term former president Donald Trump likely committed yet another crime in connection with his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Senior investigative counsel Amanda Wick noted:
Committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) also touched on the subject of the bogus defense fund:
“Mr. Chairman, at this time I would ask for unanimous consent to include in the record a video presentation describing how President Trump used the lies he told to raise millions of dollars from the American people. These fund-raising schemes were also part of the effort to disseminate the false claims of election fraud.”
That means Trump and anyone else associated with the fake election defense fund can be charged with wire fraud, according to former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, who explained on MSNBC:
Wire fraud, it should be noted, is defined as:
Wire fraud occurs when interstate wirings are used in furtherance of a criminal act. In order for a defendant to be convicted under 18 U.S.C. 1343 for committing wire fraud, the follow elements must be satisified: (1) the defendant must have been engaged in a scheme to defraud; (2) the scheme must have involved material misstatements or omissions; (3) the scheme resulted, or would have resulted upon completion, in the loss of money, property, or honest services; (4) the defendant must have used interstate wirings in furtherance of scheme to defraud; and (5) the defendant used or caused the use of interstate wirings.
The crimes allegedly committed by Trump continue to mount.