Federal Judge Rules Trump Likely Broke Law During 2020 Election Process

A federal judge says that former President Trump likely broke the law by trying to obstruct Congress from confirming Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Judge David Carter wrote in a court ruling that had Trump’s plan with John Eastman had succeeded it would have “permanently ended the peaceful transition of power, undermining American democracy and the Constitution.”

CNBC reports:

“If the country does not commit to investigating and pursuing accountability for those responsible, the Court fears January 6 will repeat itself,” Carter wrote in the ruling in U.S. District Court for the Central District in California.

The judge’s stinging comments came in a decision that ordered Eastman to disclose 101 documents to the select House committee that is investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and events leading up to it.

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