Did Donald Trump commit a crime on and before January 6? Barbara McQuade, former national security prosecutor for the Eastern District of Michigan, says yes. And according to a recent analysis she released, she concluded that the former president actually committed two crimes: conspiring to defraud the United States and obstructing an official due process.
Lucky for us, she joins New anomalyThe first unlocked Sunday bonus episode explains her findings. But she wanted to make one thing clear.
“It’s very likely there were other crimes, but this has only to do with him putting pressure on Mike Pence to see if any crimes were committed,” she said. “What he’s doing is actually pretty obvious: publicly and privately speaking out about pressuring Mike Pence,” she said.
Then there’s the big lie.
McQuade believes it can be proven that Trump has committed fraud against the United States because prosecutors don’t need him to admit he lied about the election results. All they need to prove is that he was “willfully blind” to it.
It means that a person “knows that there is a very high probability that the truth is true, but they just turn a blind eye to something they do not want to admit. I think you can’t help but conclude that Donald Trump knows there’s no cheating here,” she said.
McQuade had a backup ready: a list of examples and people who made it clear that Trump lost the election, she said, making it hard to conclude that he didn’t know the truth of the situation. Figure.
Also in this episode, Andy Levy will premiere his Sunday episode, just in time to hear the idiot-sounding Josh Mandel clip and expose Texas governor Gregg Abbott’s crimes against transgender children. It was a move that Andy called “total fascist”.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-prosecutor-barbara-mcquade-says-she-can-prove-trump-committed-two-crimes?source=articles&via=rss Former prosecutor Barbara McQuade says she can prove Trump guilty of two crimes