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Federal Judge Rules Donald Trump Likely Committed Felony On Jan 6

Federal Judge Rules Donald Trump Likely Committed Felony On Jan 6

U.S. District Court Judge David Carter has ruled that Donald Trump 'more likely than not' attempted to obstruct congress in 2020 elections.

U.S. District Court Judge David Carter has ruled that former US President Donald Trump 'more likely than not' committed a felony obstruction.

Just days ago, the lead of the criminal investigation into Trump, Mark Pomerantz, declared his resignation from the inquiry after Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg blocked efforts to seek an indictment.

However, today (28 March), a federal judge has ruled that the former President of the US 'more likely than not' tried to illegally obstruct Congress on 6 Jan, 2021 - in what is known as the Capitol attack - in a bid to reverse the results of the 2020 election.

Donald Trump said he was happy with the ruling.

Over 100 sensitive emails from American lawyer and Trump ally John Eastman were analysed by the select committee, Politico reports.

Carter stated: "Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021."

The assertion that the former president 'more likely than not' committed such an obstruction echoes the certainty in which Pomerantz condemned Trump.

In his letter of resignation, Pomerantz claimed that the investigative team 'harbours no doubt about whether he committed the crimes ('numerous felony violations of the Penal Law in connection with the preparation and use of his annual Statements of Financial Condition') - he did'.

On 6 January, 2020, Trump supporters surged into the US Capitol in Washington DC, having been rallied by the former President himself just weeks earlier.

Trump claimed that he had actually won the election and that Joe Biden's win had been manipulated.

On the day, Trump said: "If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore. So we are going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue – I love Pennsylvania Avenue – and we are going to the Capitol."

In the chaos which ensued and the following days, nearly 150 law enforcement officers were injured during the events and a total of five people lost their lives.

Trump 'more than likely' committed felony obstruction in relation toapitol riots in the US on 6 January, 2020.

Over 700 people have been arrested for their alleged roles in the riot in the year since it took place, and more than 150 have pleaded guilty to the charges.

Trump has since accidentally admitted that he was defeated in the elections.

While he 'more likely than not' committed felony obstruction, US District Court Judge David Carter has yet to state what will happen to Trump next.

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Topics: Donald Trump, US News